We Know Nothing About Motivation. All We Can Do Is Write Books About It.
We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
It's union rules. There's nothing we can do about it. Sorry.
We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity.
Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals....
There are two things John and I always do when we're going to sit down and write a song.
First of all we sit down. Then we think about writing a song. -- Paul McCartney....
We don't know yet about life, how can we know about death?
-- Confucius (K'ung tsze or Kung Fu Tse) (551-479 BCE)...
Do we know much about women? Do we? We don't. We know when they're happy, we know when they're crying, we know when they're pissed off.
We just don't know what order those are gonna come at us. -- Evan Davi...
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
-- Eric Hoffer, The True Believe...
I am against all hobbies. I have been against ever since I figured out that nothing I ever do is considered a hobby.
All my life I have had to fill out forms that ask about hobbies....
It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking about what we are doing.
The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the numbers of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them....
Quote #381 : But how do you feel about COBOL? Isn't that from the Old Testament?
Do we have to wear a yarmulke when we write in it?...