"Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Alan Perlis on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Alan Perlis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Alan Perlis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Alan Perlis on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Alan Perlis on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN."
"In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'."
"If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan."
"It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical."
"A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God."