5 Great Programming Quotes

Every so often I hunt the internet for some great programming quotes.  Below are some of my recent finds of great programming quotes.


Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.

— David Gelernter


If you’re willing to restrict the flexibility of your approach, you can almost always do something better.

— John Carmack


A data structure is just a stupid programming language.

— R. Wm. Gosper


A program that produces incorrect results twice as fast is infinitely slower.

— John Osterhout


Life is too short to run proprietary software.

— Bdale Garbee


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