"Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software."
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
-- Isaac Asimov
"Science is supposedly the method by which we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. In computer science, we all are standing on each others' feet."
-- G. Popek
"I sit looking at this damn computer screen all day long, day in and day out, week after week, and think: Man, if I could just find the 'on' switch..."
-- Zachary Good
Thanks to Guillaume for some of them.