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

“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.”
Assassins Creed

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

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

Hammurabi
“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

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

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

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

“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: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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

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

“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

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

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

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

James Hillman
“Present in body and absent in spirit, he lies back on the couch, shamed by his own… potentials in his soul that will not be subdued. He feels himself inwardly subversive, imagining in his passivity extremes of aggression and desire that must be suppressed. Solution: more work, more money, more drink, more weight, more things, more infotainment.”
James Hillman, The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Even the tiniest chunk of code, like Coronavirus (COVID-19), may cause a major disruptive impact on the global operating system, something that was suddenly revealed to the public awareness in early 2020.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, NOOGENESIS: Computational Biology

“STOP APPLYING PATCHES.
RECODE YOURSELF NOW.

24 Dec National Mathematics Day”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“knowledge is code, and code is inevitable.”
ishan ajmeri

Alex M. Vikoulov
“Quantum physics resembles the deep 'code layer' underlying our physical reality.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution

Misha Glenny
“Many of the criminal skills on the Web have emerged from an essential division in the philosophical debate generated by the Internet.

In simple terms the debate is between those, on the one hand, who believe its commercial role is paramount and those, on the other, who argue that it is in the first instance a social and intellectual tool, whose very nature changes the fundamental moral code of mass communication. For the former, any copying of computer ‘code’ (shorthand for the computer language in which software or a program is written) that is not explicitly sanctioned is regarded as a criminal violation. The latter, however, are convinced that by releasing software you are also relinquishing copyright.”
Misha Glenny, DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You

Tana French
“If you don’t have your code, you got nothing to hold you down. You just drift, any way things blow you.”
Tana French, The Searcher

“Vier cijfertjes die hen scheiden van de vrijheid.”
MJ Arlidge

Ashim Shanker
“Look out the window of the train: you’re moving, but you can’t remember leaving. Jagged brown crater dwellings run across the landscape, pipes with thick black smoke pouring out. Smoke overflowing, as the buildings themselves are caked with a sort of black tar.
Evening sun peeks over the horizon through rusted steel water towers and other ancient skeletons. Their frames stand fixed, albeit hunched forward, anchored in by the ankles in scrap iron dunes that stretch for miles with frigid desert rats scurrying through as giant shivering Scarabs hover in the sky: wired-in and vigilant, murmuring ancient mantras, overshadowing newer, but desperately cruel partisan inscriptions of code in the soot-stained brick facade.

Look at your superimposed reflection in the window across from your seat and envision subatomic particles acquiring sentience in the vacuum of an Accelerator. All wondering how it is they got there, who it is they presume to be.

Always wondering. Spiraling...really! Always spiraling at breakneck speeds through the vacuum—eternally in doubt. You are suddenly reminded of the words of that great Algorithmist painter, Carlotta Wakefield, 'Mediocre painters portray that which they understand. Fabulous painters: that which they Surmise...'

You wonder if that, too, applies to our constructions of reality, ersatz or otherwise.

(From the short story "Leapfrog")”
Ashim Shanker, trenches parallax leapfrog

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The password to creativity is SILENCE.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Joel Spolsky
“Programmers and software engineers who dive into code without writing a spec tend to think they're cool gunslingers, shooting from the hip. They're not. They are terribly unproductive. They write bad code and produce shoddy software, and they threaten their projects by taking giant risks which are completely uncalled for.”
Joel Spolsky, Joel on Software

Joel Spolsky
“We're programmers. Programmers are, in their hearts, architects, and the first thing they want to do when they get to a site is to bulldoze the place flat and build something grand. We're not excited by incremental renovation: tinkering, improving, planting flower beds.

There's a subtle reason why programmers always want to throw away the code and start over. The reason is that they think the old code is a mess. And here is the interesting observation: They are probably wrong. The reason that they think the old code is a mess is because of a cardinal, fundamental law of programming:

It's harder to read code than to write it.”
Joel Spolsky, Joel on Software

“Code is there to explain the comments to the computer.”
Andy Harris

“Because code is poetry”
Melissa Ratsch, New Gods: Erwachen

“To get this right, you’d have to know what codes were doing the round in the eighteenth century, wouldn’t you? Mind you, it ain’t always easy. You’ve heard of the Voynich Manuscript?’
‘No.’
‘A scientific book, at least four hundred years old, written in code. No one’s ever managed to crack that one, not even you modern whizz-kids.”
Adrian Mathews, The Apothecary’s House

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