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There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency.


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Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.

Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.



Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random

Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random



Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.



People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.

People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.



Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.



Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.

Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.



Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.

Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.



We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.



People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.



The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.

The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.





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So I became the wanderer and wandering became my destiny!

So I became the wanderer and wandering became my destiny!



I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just grown up with that model.

I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just grown up with that model.



I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.

I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.



Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm, where it's OK to fail - a kind of home, I suppose.

Performers are so vulnerable. They're frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it's warm, where it's OK to fail - a kind of home, I suppose.



I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.

I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.



Although gold and silver are not by nature money, money is by nature gold and silver.

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Language is inexorably tied to power and understanding. And power and understanding are the roots of magic. Just the act of writing something down is a magical act.

Language is inexorably tied to power and understanding. And power and understanding are the roots of magic. Just the act of writing something down is a magical act.



I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.

I'm not an easygoing guy as a director.




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