Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time

50. «Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.»
— Rick Cook

49. «Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material.»
— Alan Kay.

48. «Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.»
— Edward V Berard

47. «They don't make bugs like Bunny anymore.»
— Olav Mjelde.

46. «A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.»
— Alan J. Perlis.

45. «A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors.»
— Waldi Ravens.

44. «I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.»
— Bjarne Stroustrup

43. “Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.”
— Eric S. Raymond

42. “Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”
— Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering

41. “I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing.”
— Oktal

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