Programming Quotes

Anon. - basic - a programming language. related to...
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.

End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...
Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
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
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

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
Robert l. kruse, data structures and program design - an apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer...
If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Michael Sinz