Quotes

These are quotes that I like. When this page gets too long I may refactor these into categories.

"..At first I hoped that such a technically unsound project would collapse but I soon realized it was doomed to success. Almost anything in software can be implemented, sold, and even used given enough determination. There is nothing a mere scientist can say that will stand against the flood of a hundred million dollars. But there is one quality that cannot be purchased in this way -and that is reliability. The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich find most hard to pay." — C.A.R. Hoare
"Mathematicians stand on each others' shoulders and computer scientists stand on each others' toes." — Richard Hamming
"One of the least understood pieces of the open source puzzle is how so many good programmers would deign to work for absolutely no money. A word of motivation is in order. In a society where survival is more or less assured, money is not the greatest of motivators. It's been well established that folks do their best work when they are driven by a passion. When they are having fun." — Linus Torvalds ("Just For Fun" pg. 227)
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." — George Washington