Quote of the Week #5

You really should be trying to get behind now. Think of the time you have to catch up. Months. But, if you wait to get behind, you’ll be way more behind because you’ll have even less time.

– Yuri Victor

For those interested, previous Quotes of the Week:

#4

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

– George W. Bush

#3

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft… and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

– Wernher von Braun

#2

Why of course the people don’t want war…. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship…. All you have to do is tell them they’re being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

– Hermann Göring, during the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial

#1

I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

– Bjarne Stroustrup

#0

I’ve found that people who are great at something are not so much convinced of their own greatness as mystified at why everyone else seems so incompetent. The people I’ve met who do great work rarely think that they’re doing great work. They generally feel that they’re stupid and lazy, that their brain only works properly one day out of ten, and that it’s only a matter of time until they’re found out.

– Paul Graham

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