In fiction murderers and thieves often elicit the reader’s sympathy and understanding; snobs and ingrates elicit only his contempt.
Optimism is the philosophy of despair.
We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.
Everyone is vain about his choice of what not to be vain about.
The most grievous insult is the affected modesty of the truly accomplished.
Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.
Computers will never be intelligent because humans define intelligence as whatever they do better than computers.
Do what you love, provided it is useful and remunerative. Otherwise do something else.
The honeymoon ends with the first sigh.
Only intellectuals confuse what they know with what they can articulate.