"Debugging is twice as hard as writing code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
- Brian Kernighan
"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."
- Albert Einstein
"There are three categories of open issues with our application: those that we know about, those that we don't know about, and those that we don't know that we don't know about." Someone in the group actually asked "Can you give an example of the last one?"
- former coworker
"It's not a bug, it's a feature"
"Bugs are a form of job security."
"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in."
- Edsger Dijkstra
"The only difference between a beginning programmer and an experienced one is the complexity of the bugs they write."
- Dave Black