Quotes

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Keep playing

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing

The internet and censorship

The internet treats censorship like damage and routes around it.

Linux is free

Linux is only free if your time is worth nothing

Keep your mouth shut

It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Also attributed to Abraham Lincoln

Obstacles to democracy

The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it.

There's no trick to being a humorist

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.

The essence of Christianity

The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just keep your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions. 

no obvious deficiencies

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

1980 Turing Award Lecture

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