Code Quotes

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Eoin Colfer
“No, mademoiselle, I would not like to see the children's menu. I have no doubt that the children's menu itself tastes better than the meals on it. I would like to order à la carte. Or don't you serve fish to minors?”
Eoin Colfer, The Eternity Code

Dan Brown
“Act first, explain later.”
Dan Brown, Digital Fortress

“Where other men blindly follow the truth, Remember, nothing is true.
Where other men are limited by morality or law, Remember, everything is permitted.
We work in the dark to serve the light.
We are assassins.”
Assassins creed

Jeffrey Zeldman
“Real web designers write code. Always have, always will.”
Jeffrey Zeldman

“When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunnaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi, they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth; then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak, so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind.

...When Marduk sent me to rule over men, to give the protection of right to the land, I did right and righteousness in . . . , and brought about the well-being of the oppressed.

[The oldest known written code of laws from around 1772 BCE]”
Hammurabi, The Code of Hammurabi

“Code is not like other how-computers-work books. It doesn't have big color illustrations of disk drives with arrows showing how the data sweeps into the computer. Code has no drawings of trains carrying a cargo of zeros and ones. Metaphors and similes are wonderful literary devices but they do nothing but obscure the beauty of technology.”
Charles Petzold, Code

John Connolly
“Unless you know the code, it has no meaning.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

Toba Beta
“Genetic code is a divine writing.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Brion Gysin
“The resulting texts always took a narrative term, enigmatic at first but ultimately explicit and often premonitory. The semantic distribution of these basic elements diverted them from their original meaning, thus revealing their real significance. Henceforth, every form of writing will consist of an operation of decoding, of contamination, and of sense perversion. All this because all language is essentially mystification, and everything is fiction.”
Brion Gysin

Robert C. Martin
“Remember that code is really the language in which we ultimately express the requirements. We may create languages that are closer to the requirements. We may create tools that help us parse and assemble those requirements into formal structures. But we will never eliminate necessary precision—so there will always be code.”
Robert C. Martin

“You have to feel the mix and you have to feel the work and the sweet somehow which somebody is investing in that moment in the way that you can really feel the passion.”
Tobias Thomas

Kirstin van Dyke
“Son of Krypton!”
Kirstin van Dyke, Code Name: Silence

Kamila Shamsie
“My ex calls the ochre winter 'autumn' as we queue to hear dock boys play jazz fugues in velvet dark.— Broken Verses”
Kamila Shamsie

Toba Beta
“Wanna know the truth about yourself and this universe?
Just learn to understand your DNA code then you'll see.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
tags: code, dna, truth

Douglas Rushkoff
“When human beings acquired language, we learned not just how to listen but how to speak. When we gained literacy, we learned not just how to read but how to write. And as we move into an increasingly digital reality, we must learn not just how to use programs but how to make them. In the emerging highly programmed landscape ahead, you will either create the software or you will be the software. It’s really that simple: Program, or be programmed.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

Anthony Horowitz
“Alan invented all sorts of ways of expressing things so that only he and I understood. He used language as a place for us to hide.”
Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders

Roland Barthes
“The photographic image is a message without a code.”
Roland Barthes

Shaun Tomson
“I will never turn my back on the ocean: Passion
I will paddle around the impact zone: No short cuts
I will take the drop with commitment: Courage, focus and determination
I will never fight a rip tide: The danger of pride and egotism
I will always paddle back out: Perseverance in the face of challenges
I will watch out for other surfers after a big set: Responsibility
I will know that there will always be another wave: Optimism
I will ride and not paddle into shore: Self-esteem
I will pass on my stoke to a non-surfer: Sharing knowledge and giving back
I will catch a wave every day, even in my mind: Imagination
I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean: Empathy
I will honor the sport of kings: Honor and integrity”
Shaun Tomson, Surfer's Code: Twelve Simple Lessons For Riding Through Life

Kirstin van Dyke
“... isn't breaking a supervillian out of jail a little ... much?”
Kirstin van Dyke, Code Name: Silence

Deyth Banger
“I tried to code myself by applying each law and rule of the humans on me... what did it happen?

- More like a problems... errors... and glitches were on the way.”
Deyth Banger, Code
tags: code, life

Deyth Banger
“To work properly as A.I.... - I should have doubt... and contradictory in my code....”
Deyth Banger, Code

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I never violate my oaths or my codes... Only international laws.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Fury

“One does not simply code without developing antisocial behavior and caffeine addiction.”

Robert C. Martin
“Abstraction is the elimination of the irrelevant and the amplification of the essential.”
Robert C. Martin, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

“If you unravel the source code, you unravel the universe.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Tracey Bond
“A real Bond girl wears so many skill hats...costumes are more like casual-chic code!”
Tracey Bond

“It is right a useful thing? Answer: Yes, but the benefit or damage is calculated within the community for which the rules apply.”
tags: code

Alain Badiou
“The 'economy of number' proposed by Peano is an economy of signs whose paradigm is algebraic, whose transparency is consensual, and whose operational effectiveness is therefore not in doubt. He thus participates forcefully in that movement of thought, victorious today, that wrests mathematics from its antique philosophical pedestal and represents it to us as a grammar of signs where all that matters is the making explicit of the code.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

“The clarity offered by software as metaphor - and the empowerment allegedly offered to us who know software - should make us pause, because software also engenders a sense of profound ignorance. Software is extremely difficult to comprehend. Who really knows what lurks behind our smiling interfaces, behind the objects we click and manipulate? Who completely understands what one’s computer is actually doing at any given moment? Software as a metaphor for metaphor troubles the usual functioning of metaphor, that is, the clarification of an unknown concept through a known one. For, if software illuminates an unknown, it does so through an unknowable (software). This paradox - this drive to grasp what we do not know through what we do not entirely understand… does not undermine, but rather grounds software’s appeal. Its combination of what can be seen and not seen, can be known and no known - it’s separation of interface from algorithm, of software from hardware - makes it a powerful metaphor for everything we believe is invisible yet generates visible effects, from genetics to the invisible hand of the market, from ideology to culture. Every use entails an act of faith.”
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Peter F. Hamilton
“Code could do anything. Code could save the world.”
Peter F. Hamilton, A Night Without Stars
tags: code

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