"Avoid doing at run time what you can do at design time."
"All we are doing is writing tomorrow's legacy software today. "
"Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand."
– In Project Retrospectives, Norm Keith
"Stay the hell out of other people's code."
"There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things."