BRIAN WILSON KERNIGHAN

 
If you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?
- Brian Wilson Kernighan
The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan - Kernighan and Ritchie
Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan - More Programming Pearls: Confessions Of A Coder.
The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan - The paper Unix for Beginners (1979)
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan
Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs.
- Brian Wilson Kernighan