ERIC RAYMOND

 
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.
- Eric Raymond
Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.
- Eric Raymond
Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow (e.g., given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix obvious to someone).
- Eric Raymond - (Lesson 8 in The Cathedral and the Bazaar)
Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot.
- Eric Raymond - "How to Become a Hacker"
Publishing a theory should not be the end of one's conversation with the universe, but the beginning
- Eric Raymond - The Cathedral and the Bazaar
While I don't claim to be a great programmer, I try to imitate one. An important trait of the great ones is constructive laziness. They know that you get an A not for effort but for results, and that it's almost always easier to start from a good partial solution than from nothing at all.
- Eric Raymond - The Cathedral and the Bazaar
If you have the right attitude, interesting problems will find you.
- Eric Raymond - The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around.
- Eric Raymond