"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Donald Knuth on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Donald Knuth on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Donald Knuth on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Donald Knuth on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Donald Knuth on Winston Churchill
"Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it."
"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."
"I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science."
"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 eachother, like a wall of mini stones."
"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."