This is a collection of interesting engineering and optimistic quotes by other people.

I'll try to keep track of the original authors and linkable sources as best as I can.


Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

The simplest and broadest truth about mathematics is that it revolves around proofs.

  • Jeremy Kun, A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics

Computer science is when you understand a problem well enough to be able to explain it to a computer.

  • Donald Knuth, Luleå University of Technology, 2018

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.


Software engineering is programming integrated over time.

  • Titus Winters

Entropy is the logarithmic measure for information predictability.

The smaller part of the job of programming is writing a program so that the computer can read it; the larger part is writing it so that other humans can read it.

  • Steve McConnell, Code Complete


Expensive floor camera.