This is a dumping ground for software development quotes I have collected over the years that resonated with me (work in progress):
Clear is better than clever
Software engineering is what happens to programming when you add time and other programers.
The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it’s to post the wrong answer.
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.
Part of the challenge of programming is looking at the building blocks provided to you and deciding how to assemble them to build something new. After all, if everything you wanted a program to do already existed ready-made, it wouldn’t be called programming any more. It would be called shopping.
A programmer is someone who can solve problems by creating software. A good programmer is one who can do it without creating new future problems while solving the current ones.
People don’t want a quarter inch drill they want a quarter inch hole.