Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot - Proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.Unknown
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.Harold Abelson
BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.Anon.
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.Henry Spence
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.Michael Sinz
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.Professor Edsger Dijkstra
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.Ray Simard