Quotes by Ken Thompson, quoted by Dennis Ritchie

Just think, IBM and DEC in the same room, and we did it.

Ken Thompson, quoted by Dennis Ritchie

Other Great Authors


The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.

R. D. Hitchcock

Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.

Bertrand Russell

To your friends, you're like a trash bag they'll use you for a little bit, then they'll throw you out.

Adam R. Gwizdala

Results Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.

Thomas Alva Edison

Nature is neutral. Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom only in men's souls.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.

Sir Walter Scott »

He who would leap high must take a long run.

Danish proverb »