Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice.
- Christopher Alexander
 
Don’t keep "trying" solutions until you find one that works. Take the time to find the correct solution.
- Steve Maguire, Writing Solid Code: Microsoft's Techniques for Developing Bug-Free C Programs by Steve Maguire , ISBN: 1556155514
 
Voluminous documentation is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
- Tom DeMarco
 
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
- R Buckminster Fuller
 
Consulting: If you're not part of the solution, there's money to be made by prolonging the problem.
- Anonymous - Programming Proverb From wikiquote.org.
 
Your problem is another's solution; Your solution will be his problem.
- Anonymous
 
I think test-driven design is great. But you can test all you want and if you don’t know how to approach the problem, you’re not going to get a solution.
- Peter Norvig