"I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Ken Thompson on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Ken Thompson on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Ken Thompson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Ken Thompson on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Ken Thompson on George Bernard Shaw
"That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty."
"You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself."