• "Open-source development violates almost all known management theories." - Marietta Baba, Dean of the College of Social Science, Michigan State University
  • "Free as in freedom, not beer." - Richard M. Stallman
  • "We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works." -Douglas Adams
  • "In the future, airplanes will be flown by a dog and a pilot. And the dog's job will be to make sure that if the pilot tries to touch any of the buttons, the dog bites him." — Scott Adams (of Dilbert, not Adventure International)
  • "Excellent plan! Devious minds are attracted to Python, like mimes to unappreciative crowds." -Tim Peters, 13 Nov 1998
  • "Python's syntax succeeds in combining the mistakes of Lisp and Fortran. I do not construe that as progress." -Larry Wall (author of Perl), May 12 2004
  • "Python is an experiment in how much freedom programmers need. Too much freedom and nobody can read another's code; too little and expressiveness is endangered." -Guido van Rossum, 13 Aug 1996
  • "And what defines a 'python activist' anyway? Blowing up Perl installations worldwide?" -Ivan Van Laningham, June 2005, on comp.lang.python
  • "Python is more concerned with making it easy to write good programs than difficult to write bad ones." -Steve Holden, June 2005, on comp.lang.python
  • "Being able to cook an egg." -Guido Van Rossum in response to the question, "What do you think is the most important skill every programmer should posses?"
  • "The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions, to say to himself this is black or this is white, to decide for himself whether there is a God in heaven or not. To ask questions of the universe, and then learn to live with those questions, is the way he achieves his own identity. But no society is really anxious to have that kind of person around." -James Baldwin
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