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Programmer Quotes

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The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw
out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
- Bram Cohen

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting
his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis

And, I think that is actually appropriate because I'm
really not the world's best programmer,
I think it's a good thing that I'm not touching the code.
- Brian Behlendorf

The trouble with programmers is that you can never
tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.
- Seymoure Cray

 

I am a programmer.
- Ken Thompson

I am a composer, horn player, and computer programmer.
- Robert Patterson

It always helps to be a good programmer.
It is important to like computers and to be able to
think of things people would want to do with their computers.
- Bill Budge

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The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful,
some level of fame goes along with that.
You're prepared.
But how often does that happen to a programmer?
- Shawn Fanning

Low-level programming is good for the programmer's soul.
- John Carmack

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts
within nests of parentheses.
- Alan Perlis

Programming is not a zero-sum game.
Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you.
I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming.
- John Carmack

Because of the nature of Moore's law,
anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer
can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent
programmer some number of years later.
- John Carmack

God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer
keying in code at an ancient terminal -
there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals
are the result of some external cause.
- Orson Scott Card

From the viewpoint of what you can do,
therefore, languages do differ - but the differences are limited.
For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

Then I started graduate school at UCLA.
I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer
on a project involving the use of one computer to measure
the performance of another computer.
- Jon Postel

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

World War II was the last government program that really worked.
- George Will

A year ago I had a back injury and followed a good
nutrition program to help speed up my recovery.
I focused on exercise and staying healthy in order
to get back out on the ice.
- Sasha Cohen

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

The circuit training program along with a healthy clean
diet is the way to excellent results.
- Lee Haney

In the practical world of computing,
it is rather uncommon that a program,
once it performs correctly and satisfactorily,
remains unchanged forever.
- Niklaus Wirth

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

Head Start is especially important to Latino children.
Latino children make up more than one-third,
34 percent, of all those eligible for the program.
- Joe Baca

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
- Milton Friedman

Kennedy had made a mess in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
He had to do something to look good.
The Apollo program of going to the Moon was quite a goal,.
- Wally Schirra

I don't believe in an annual dose of film music for
the sake of it being film music.
If we program film music, it will be because there
is a real artistic reason for doing so.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

It took me about eight years to put together the program
that I have been living for twenty years.
- Marilu Henner

Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding
of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
- Philip Emeagwali

We support President Truman's civil rights program.
- Eugenie Anderson

There was a space program before there was integrated circuits.
- Jack Kilby

No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space
shuttle program is very high-risk,
and are prepared for accidents.
- Sally Ride

The designated driver program, it's not a desirable job.
But if you ever get sucked into doing it,
drop them off at the wrong house.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery
program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our
nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
- William L. Jenkins

Enforcement is the long overdue step to protect our
Nation from external threats in a time of war.
And then once we do that, we can effectively discuss a guest worker program.
- J. D. Hayworth

Social Security is a family insurance program,
not an investment scheme.
- Diane Watson

That, for me, is a very important test of a young writer's
commitment because most of them are going to have to
continue doing that when they've finished the program.
- Tobias Wolff

The other countries did not share the same concern
the United States had in the early '90's -
that North Korea actually had an ongoing nuclear weapons program.
- Mitchell Reiss

In many cases, the user interface to a program is the
most important part for a commercial company:
whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.
- Linus Torvalds

I felt it was part of the spirit of the whole program
to do more than simply make an object.
- Martin Puryear

It's nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color.
- Cecilia Bartoli

The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes,
but must convince international public opinion of that.
- Shirin Ebadi

I worked with my coach to develop some new spiral variations
to make my program more interesting.
Each one is different and you'll have to wait until January to see them.
- Sasha Cohen

If the white man wants to hold on to it,
let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able,
should develop and carry out a program of his own.
- Carter G. Woodson

If you're masochistic enough to program in ADA,
we're not going to stop you.
- Matt Welsh

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt
to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use.
I was their human guinea pig.
- Philip Emeagwali

With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't
use it more to push vegetarianism.
I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.
- Bernhard Goetz

I use a really simple calendar program on my computer.
- Jamie Zawinski

Most good programmers do programming not because they
expect to get paid or get adulation by the public,
but because it is fun to program.
- Linus Torvalds

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
- Alan Perlis

You see, the poverty program for the last five years
have been buy-off programs.
- H. Rap Brown

We would like to carry out 100 percent,
or maybe more, of our scientific program;
I would like to devote some of my spare time toward extra scientific work.
- John L. Phillips

What in the hell would they do with the farm program without us?
- Dwayne Andreas

Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing,
effectively.
- John Pomfret

We have the Troops to Teachers program,
which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching.
- Ralph Regula

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
- Bob Wells

I would like to make it known, on this program,
loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with
all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
- Ben Kingsley

At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids
a little bit about life skills.
- Troy Vincent

The exchange program is the thing that reconciles me
to all the difficulties of political life.
- J. William Fulbright

Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization.
I think we should be just as worried about premature design -
designing too early what a program should do.
- Paul Graham

I think the potential for the program at the risk of
sounding self-serving is large,
some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about
it and I think it can even pass next year.
- Harold Ford

Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own;
it needs continual input from everyone.
- Neil Kurshan

I have never seen a bad television program,
because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
- Jack Paar

Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests.
We have a missile program, and it is in the national
interest whatever we want to do.
- Ayub Khan

You program music with an image and then people are desensitized.
- Julie Taymor

At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us.
It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors,
to set up a training program.
- Janis Karpinski

Every program has two purposes: The one for which it
was written and another for which it wasn't.
- Alan Perlis

When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows,"
people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey,
I got those with the system, for free."
- Linus Torvalds


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