Quotations

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Computer Security Quotations

Given a choice between dancing pigs and security, users will pick dancing pigs every time Edward Felten and Gary McGraw

Choose a password you cannot remember and don’t write it down! — Unknown

Only amateurs attack machines; professionals target people — Bruce Schneier

ZHQM ZMGM ZMFM — Julius Caesar

You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it. — Scott Mcnealy

You can’t make something secure if you don’t know how to break it. — Marc Weber Tobias

If it’s provably secure, it probably isn’t — Lars Knudsen

‘Terrorism’ is the root password to the constitution. — Unknown

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security — Benjamin Franklin

Security is always excessive until it’s not enough — Robbie Sinclair

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? — Juvenal

The only secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards – and even then I have my doubts. — Gene Spafford

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate. — Thomas Jones

Quotations related to Research

Life is too short for crappy conferences — Gene Tsudik

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. — Niels Bohr

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? — Albert Einstein

The perfect is the enemy of the good. — Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire, La Begueule (1772)

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. — Mitchell Kapor

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' — Isaac Asimov

Computer related Quotations

To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion. — Andrew Plotkin

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. — Rich Cook

As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 — Mike Godwin

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think – I know, I’ll use regular expressions. – Now they have two problems. — Jamie Zawinski, comp.lang.emacs

Emacs is a great operating system — it lacks a good editor, though. — Thomer M. Gil

Generic Quotations

You shut up when you are talking to me! — Unknown

Perl: The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption. — Keith Bostic

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. — Adam Douglas

In order to succeed you need to get many things right, but to fail you only need to get one thing wrong. Daniele Perito