Programming Quotes

Harold abelson - if we can dispel the delusion that learning about...
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

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.
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Michael Sinz
Anon. - basic - a programming language. related to...
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.
Ray Simard

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
End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...
Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
Rich cook - programming today is a race between software...
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.
Henry Spence
If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.