AP® Computer Science Quotes of the Day

2008 Reading

6/5 We set sail on this new sea because there is knowledge to be gained.
-- John F. Kennedy
6/6 The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.
-- William Arthur Ward
6/7 There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
-- G. K. Chesterton
6/8 Admitting error clears the score, and proves you wiser than before.
-- Arthur Guitterman
6/9 Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
-- George Bernard Shaw
6/10 I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
-- William Allen White
6/11 There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
-- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
-- Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

2007 Reading

6/11 Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.
-- Charles Scribner, Jr.
6/12 The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
-- George Eliot
6/13 The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
-- Katherine Mansfield
6/14 Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
6/15 Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in [the] writing.
-- Randy K. Milholland
6/16 I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
-- Douglas Adams
6/17 Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
-- Richard Bach

2006 Reading

6/14 The beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken.
-- Plato, The Republic
6/15 Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.
-- Sir Peter Ustinov
6/16 When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
-- Enrique Poncela
6/17 Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
-- Charles Caleb Colton
6/18 Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
-- Newt Gingrich
6/19 There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
-- C.A.R. Hoare
6/20 Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
-- Jean Rhys

2005 Reading

6/14 All beginnings are somewhat strange; but we must have patience, and little by little, we shall find things, which at first were obscure, becoming clearer.
-- St. Vincent DePaul
6/15 We're all pilgrims on the same journey - but some pilgrims have better road maps.
-- Nelson DeMille
6/16 When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing.
-- Blaise Pascal
6/17 What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson
6/18 Change is not always growth just as movement is not always progress.
-- Anonymous
6/19 The first 90% of the code accounts for 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
-- Tom Cargill
6/20 What prodigious power a large body of men [and women] can put forth when they all work at the same task and are greatly interested in it. They begin by the same process, but the process differentiates and improves in their hands. Each gains skill and dexterity. Thy learn from each other, and the product is multiplied."
-- William Graham Sumner