Citações Edsger Dijkstra

„It is time to unmask the computing community as a Secret Society for the Creation and Preservation of Artificial Complexity.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra

Dijkstra (1996) "The next fifty years" https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD12xx/EWD1243a.html (EWD 1243a).
1990s

„Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra

Dijkstra (1978) The pragmatic engineer versus the scientific designer http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD06xx/EWD690.html (EWD 690).
1970s

„The art of programming is the art of organizing complexity, of mastering multitude and avoiding its bastard chaos as effectively as possible.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra

Dijkstra (1970) " Notes On Structured Programming http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd02xx/EWD249.PDF" (EWD249), Section 3 ("On The Reliability of Mechanisms"), p. 7.
1970s

„Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra

Refering to his conclusion to the Barber paradox or Russell's paradox.
Dijkstra (1985) Where is Russell's paradox? http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD09xx/EWD923a.html (EWD 923A).
1980s

„On Our Inability To Do Much.“

—  Edsger W. Dijkstra

Dijkstra (1972) "Structured Programming", Chapter title in O.J. Dahl, E.W. Dijkstra, and C.A.R. Hoare. Academic Press, 1972 ISBN 0122005503.
1970s

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