Real artists ship.– Steve Jobs, 1983. Also: how Apple releases its products and why it’s one of its strengths.
If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as “lines produced” but as “lines spent”.— Edsger Dijkstra. Quoted on Are all patches create equal? by Jonathan Corbet.
Free software communities have a system much better than elections: you can choose which leader you wish to follow and how much. If you want to be a leader, start leading, and see who wants to help.— Richard Stallman.
The hardest thing [for a programmer] is to go to sleep at night when there are so many urgent things needing to be done.— Donald Knuth.