Computer Science Quotes

The Best 15 Computer Science Quotes

Computer science is single-handedly the most beautiful subject intertwined with mathematics that we teach. We are deeply passionate about it. We get goosebumps when we talk about computer-science, and we want you to feel that passion. In this post, we bring together some of the best quotations by computer science folks. These quotes comprise a range of seriousness to sarcasm on everything related and not related to computer science.

Quote #1:

“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, creator of Linux

Quote #2:

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

Quote #3:

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

Quote #4:

“Simplicity, carried to the extreme, becomes elegance.”— Jon Franklin, computer scientist

Quote #5:

“A computer is like a violin.” You can imagine it making beautiful music, but you have to learn how to play it.”  – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

Quote #6:

“If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.” – Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch Computer Scientist

Quote #7:

“Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked.” – Jeff Pesis

Quote #8:

“The most important skill for a computer scientist is problem-solving. Even if you don’t know all the details of the technology you are using, if you can solve the problem, you can figure out how to do it.” – Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

Quote #8:

“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” – Martin Fowler, software engineer

Quote #9:

“People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They’re wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.”- Adam Osborne, computer scientist, inventor of the first portable computer

Quote #10:

“I think everyone should get a little exposure to computer science because it really forces you to think in a slightly different way, and it’s a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in computer science or not.” – Tony Hseih, Internet Entrepreneur, founder of Zappos

Quote #11:

“Coding is today’s language of creativity. All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead of consumers of computer science.” – Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College

Quote #12:

“Students who study computer science unlock a world of opportunities for themselves.” – Dr. John Deasy, Former Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Quote #13:

“Children aged from 5-11 have so much potential for learning algorithms and computation that it would be a shame to wait until they’re teenagers before we teach them foundations” – Paul Gibson while quoting for the Wired magazine

Quote #14:

“Bill Gates said that the need for software engineers and their skills will never reduce because of AI.” – Bill Gates on AI

Quote #15:

“People who think they know everything really annoy those of us who know we don’t”. – Bjarne Stroustrup, Creator of C++

At UnicMinds, we absolutely love some of the computer scientists from deep down our heart. For example, we love Bjarne Stroustrup and Linus Torvalds for their contributions to the computer science community.

We believe these quotations should inspire you to learn computer science and create fascinating stuff for tomorrow.

Hope this is useful, thank you.

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