QOTW::Quote Of The Week, Fall 2002

  1. May God bless and keep you always,
    May your wishes all come true,
    May you always do for others
    And let others do for you.
    May you build a ladder to the stars
    And climb on every rung,
    May you stay Forever Young.

    -- Bob Dylan (01941-){American singer-songwriter-poet; more...} [inspirational]

  2. How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.
    -- I don't know the source.

  3. If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
    -- Vince Lombardi (famous Green Bay Packer football coach)

  4. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
    without losing your temper.
    Robert Frost (01874-01963) {American poet; more...} [education]

  5. A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
    -- unknown source

  6. You can live your own life... Making it happen
    Working on your own time... Laid back and laughin'

    -- Neil Young (01945-) {lyric from Last Dance (01973); sorry Neil--"a man needs a" robot(s)} [life]

  7. To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the 'C' students, I say: you too can be president.
    George W. Bush [from his 2001 commencement speech at Yale University [Bush is a Yale graduate.]

  8. One of the key characteristics of professionalism is a loyalty to the profession that transcends loyalty to any single employer.
    -- Andrew Koenig {programming guru (C/C++/Python to name a few)}

  9. Careful study and imitation of good programs leads to better writing.
    -- From the book Software Tools by P.J.Plauger and Brian Kernighan.

  10. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
    -- Kris Kristofferson {Bobby McGee © 1970; "nothing ain't worth nothing but its free" } [freedom/nothing]

  11. It's not the "nice" guy who brings about real social change. "Nice" guys look nice because they're conforming. It's the "bad" guys, who only look nice a hundred years later, that are the real Dynamic force in social evolution.
    -- Robert Pirsig (author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

  12. It's so exciting to visit my son's cubicle! I worked hard to put you through college. Now I'll see the results of my investment. Um...You did attend classes, right?
    -- Dilbert's Mom [and my mom, too; she did not like my cube]

  13. The appeal of the Internet is not content -- it's the ability to create content. We are on the net because we can be readers and writers, because the line between artist and audience is erased. The net thrives because the users are part of the "product."
    -- Mr. Lizard [I think]

  14. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
    -- Jules Renard [(1864-1910) French dramatist, author]

  15. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
    Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in
    life is to keep your mind young.

    -- Henry Ford (01863-01947) {inventor and father of modern assembly lines; more...} [the secret]

  16. If you don't know what your program is supposed to do, you'd better not start writing it.
    -- Edsger W. Dijkstra's Law of Programming Inertia
    [bonus EWD]
    The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.

  17. I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
    -- Thomas Watson [Chairman of IBM, 1943]

Author: G.D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 27 Aug 2002
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST