“A human being should be able to
change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone,
comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve
equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently,
die gallantly. Specialization is for
insects.” – Robert A. Heinlein
“You never change things by
fighting the existing reality. To
change something, build a new
model that makes the existing
model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
“You know you’ve achieved
perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but
when you have nothing more to
take away.” – 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“People who are really serious
about software should make their
own hardware.” – Alan Kay
“Immature poets imitate; mature
poets steal; bad poets deface what
they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least
something different.” – T.S. Eliot,
from an essay about Philip Massinger