"That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Ken Thompson on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Ken Thompson on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Ken Thompson on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Ken Thompson on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Ken Thompson on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself."