Channel: quotes

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

  • General Omar Bradley


Muphry’s law - Wikipedia

Muphry’s law is an adage that states: “If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.” The name is a deliberate misspelling of “Murphy’s law”.

quotes tabsweep

Only have structural changes or behavioural changes in a single PR

  • Kent Beck


Ludwig Boltzmann, who spent much of his life studying statistical mechanics, died in 1906, by his own hand. Paul Ehrenfest, carrying on the work, died similarly in 1933. Now it is our turn to study statistical mechanics

  • States of Matter, by David L. Goodstein

physics quotes

One hundred idiots come up with one hundred idiotic plans and execute them. Ninety nine naturally fail. One of them succeeds through sheer luck and believes they are a genius. - paraphrased from Ian M. Banks


Reusability Trap - 250bpm

“Well-designed components are easy to replace. Eventually, they will be replaced by ones that are not so easy to replace.”


“I’m now considering Diarrhea Driven Development: shit out as much as fast as you can and make it as viral and sticky as possible” - HN comment


“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

  • Stephen King


“Don’t be prideful with any excellence that is not your own” - Epictetus


quote from Harold Speed’s book from 1924 where he’s ranting about how modern art is fueled by art critics:

Art Criticism is a branch of literature, and I do not see why one should expect more than one could if literary criticism were a branch of painting.

quotes spokehub

One of the risks of being quiet is that other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation: You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re shy. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story—not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.

  • Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way


The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra


don’t fight stupid; make more awesome

-Jesse Robbins


“Don’t be afraid of making mistakes; just be afraid of not learning from them.” - Thomas Edison