BUTLER LAMPSON

 
When in doubt, use brute force.
- Butler Lampson - [1984] "Hints for Computer System Design." IEEE Software 1, no. 1 (January), Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve C McConnell , ISBN: 1556154844 , Page: 163
All problems in Computer Science can be solved by another level of indirection.
- Butler Lampson
In handling resources, strive to avoid disaster rather than to attain an optimum.
- Butler Lampson, More Programming Pearls: Confessions of a Coder by Jon Louis Bentley , ISBN: 0201118890