Various quotes about programming which I've found interesting.

Programing is an act of design.

Einar Landre

A system’s software architecture is the set of significant design decisions about how the software is organized to promote desired quality attributes and other properties.

Michael Keeling, "Design It"

The software architecture of a system is the set of structures needed to reason about the system, which comprise software elements, relations among them, and properties of both

Rick Kazman, Paul Clements, Len Bass "Software Architecture in Practice"

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, "We’ve always done it this way."

Grace Hopper

Hopefully most engineers recognize that it is better to be one part of a successful project than the critical part of a failed project.

Brian Fitzpatrick

Programming is hard. Software engineering is even harder.

Brian Fitzpatrick

I know only one programming language worse than C and that is JavaScript.

Robert Cailliau

Technical solutions come easy for us. It’s not that thinking technically is bad. It’s just that there are times when thinking less technically is better.

Vaughn Vernon

Conceptual integrity is the most important consideration in systems design.

Fred Brooks

If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture.

Brian Foote, Joseph Yoder, "Big Ball of Mud"