31+ Best Computer Science Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Computer science is the study of computers and how they can be used. Profoundly inspirational computer science quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Computer Science Quotes

The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and former CEO, philanthropist

If carpenters made buildings the way programmers make programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy all of civilization.

We need to understand that if we all work on inclusion together, it’s going to be faster, broader, better, and more thorough than anything we can do on our own. Ellen Pao, former Reddit CEO

I don’t need to waste my time with a computer just because I am a computer scientist. Edsger W. Dijkstra

Before software should be reusable, it should be usable Ralph Johnson, Computer Scientist, UIUC

Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance Jon Franklin, computer scientist

Computing science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. Edsger W. Dijkstra

The quality, relevance, and impact of the products and services output by the technology sector can only be improved by having the people who are building them be demographically representative of the people who are using them. Tracy Chou, current CEO of Block Party, ex Pinterest, Quora

The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers. Richard Hamming

A program is never less than 90% complete, and never more than 95% complete. Terry Baker, coder

An algorithm must be seen to be believed. Donald Knuth

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counterclockwise. Grace Hopper, computer scientist and military admiral, one of the first to program the Harvard Mark I computer

In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That’s what really advances the field. Donald Knuth

Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination Albert Einstein, physicist

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones. Donald Knuth

A good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one way street. Doug Linder, computer scientist

The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today’s machines and what we have so far been able to finish. Donald Knuth

Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. Linus Torvalds, software engineer, inventor of the Linux operating system

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. Martin Fowler

Design is where science and art break even. Robin Matthews, activist and professor

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different Coco Chanel

Everybody should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think. Steve Jobs, former CEO and creator of Apple

Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code. Dan Salomon

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. Donald Knuth, the father of analysis of algorithms

Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad. Cory House

The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do. Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, inventor of Netscape

Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment.  Kent Beck

Coding, it’s an endless process of trial and error, of trying to get the right command in the right place, with sometimes just a semicolon making the difference between success and failure. Code breaks and then it falls apart, and it often takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you’re trying to build comes to life.Reshma Saujani, Entrepreneur, founder of Girls Who Code

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. Austin Freeman