"It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter."

"It doesn’t matter where you start. Only that you begin."

"It’s dangerous to wake people up from their dreams."

"Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create."

"There is no such thing as overkill, anything worth breaking is worth breaking a lot."

"Everything around you that you call life was made up by people, and you can change it"

"It’s harder to read code than to write it."

"If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced"

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be."

"There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

"Never underestimate the ability of a small group of dedicated people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

"We all have cracks, that’s how the light gets in"

"The world is moving so fast that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it"

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."