• You don’t need to be constantly reminding yourself why you shouldn’t wait. Just don’t wait. —— Paul Graham, Life is Short
  • Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started. 有关使命感的种种想法常常是不成熟的、不完整的,这些想法只有在实践中才能逐渐变得清晰,你只需要开始行动就好。 —— Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder and CEO of Facebook

Software Engineering

  • The wisdom of the software field is not increasing. 软件业的智慧一直没有增长。 —— Robert L. Glass,Facts and fallacies of software engineering
  • We build systems like the Wright brothers built airplanes — build the whole thing, push it off the cliff, let it crash, and start over again.我们开发软件系统就像莱特兄弟制造飞机——造好整个系统,把它推下悬崖,让它坠毁,然后重新开始。 —— Graham,
  • You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.你不能只问客户他们想要什么,然后想法子给他们做什么。等你做出来,他们已经另有新欢了。 —— Steve Jobs,
  • 好的程序设计语言能够帮助程序员写出好程序,但无论哪种语言都避免不了程序员用它写出了坏程序。 —— Betrand Meyer
  • I write an average of five new programs every week. Poets have to write poems. I have to write computer programs. 我每周平均写五个新程序。诗人必须写诗,而我必须写计算机程序。—— Donald Knuth,


  • Entrepreneurship is jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down.创业就像是从悬崖上跳下来,在途中组装飞机。 —— Reid Hoffman