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Quotes

A collection of other people's quotes and comments that mean something to me...

  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
  • “The amount of work is infinite, constantly. Doing one thing does not reduce the backlog. Infinity-1=infinity.” – Jim Mccarthy
  • “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – CS Lewis
  • “Every new problem domain will attempt to seduce you with its beautiful, chess-like subtlety. Ignore this and respond by playing checkers.” – @codinghorror
  • “Inexperienced devs produce clever code. The master produces the simplest, minimal solution he can get away with.” – @jdtangney
  • “It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt.” – Eric Hoffer
  • “The journey is the reward.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Development is not science. Customers don’t want ‘truths’” – @flowchainsensei
  • “Pairing is Continuous Integration for ideas.” – Joshua Kerievsky
  • “Why would you think building an effective organisation requires any less discipline than building good software?” – @flowchainsensei
  • “Trust the leaders who often say ‘I don’t know.’ The rest of them are faking it, or worse, delusional.” – Donald Miller
  • “Remember, patterns are not used to solve a problem. They are NOT tools. The Patterns are IN the problem - your job is to discover them” – A Kolsky
  • “The thicker your company’s policy document, the more top management is abdicating their actual responsibility” – @baldyza
  • “People ought to think more about who wrote the software that’s running in their head (sigh). It probably wasn’t them.” – Elon Musk