Perl: The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
Mathematics is the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC. As potential programmers, they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
It’s easy to shoot yourself in the foot with C. In C++ it’s harder to shoot yourself in the foot, but when you do, you blow off your whole leg.
For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless, and then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match.