My favourite programming-related quotes

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Who doesn’t like quotes? I think I have a perfect situation almost everyday (at least for me) to use one of the quotes I know. Even for a non-programming talk with my mother, the tech quotes fit quite nicely. Sometimes a quote inspires one, sometimes it makes one laugh. Anyway, here’s a list of some of my favourites. I think I’ll make a separated subpage soon to collect all of them in one place.

Here we go!

"Pasting code from the Internet into production code is like chewing gum found in the street."

Mike Johnson

"It's better to do a sub-par job on the right project than an excellent job on the wrong project."

Robert J. Ringer

"If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in."

Edsger Dijkstra

"Never confuse movement with action."

Ernest Hemingway

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."

Robert Collier

"Software and cathedrals are much the same – first we build them, then we pray."

Samuel T. Redwine Jr.

"No code is easier to understand than no code."

Mike Perham

"Requirements are the things that you should discover before starting to build your product."

Suzanne and James Robertson

"What is the difference between theory and practice? In theory, there is none."

Yogi Berra

"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else."

Earl Nightingale

I can’t promise the authors (or the quotes) are correct, I’ve found them all in the books/online.

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