The good thing about reinventing the wheel is that you get a round one. -- Douglas Crockford (Author of JSON and JsLint)
This challenge, viz. the confrontation with the programming task, is so unique that this novel experience can teach us a lot about ourselves. It should deepen our understanding of the processes of design and creation, it should give us better control over the task of organizing our thoughts. If it did not do so, to my taste we should no deserve the computer at all! It has allready taught us a few lessons, and the one I have chosen to stress in this talk is the following. We shall do a much better programming job, provided that we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremenduous difficulty, provided that we stick to modest and elegant programming languages, provided that we respect the intrinsec limitations of the human mind and approach the task as Very Humble Programmers. -- E. W. Dijkstra, The humble programmer
Good ideas are out there for anyone with the wit and the will to find them. -- Malcolm Gladwell, Who says big ideas are rare?
Seize any opportunity, or anything that looks like opportunity. They are rare, much rarer than you think... -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "The Black Swan".
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. -- Seneca
Considering the current sad state of our computer programs, software development is clearly still a black art, and cannot yet be called an engineering discipline. -- Bill Clinton
If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs