This is my personal list of favorite programming quotes. I think Ryan Dahl’s is the number one by a mile in terms of a high-level focus when writing code.

“The only thing that matters in software is the experience of the user.” - Ryan Dahl

“Make it run, make it right, make it fast.” - Kent Beck

“If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you’re screwed anyway, and should fix your program.” - Linus Torvalds

“There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.” - C.A.R. Hoare

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.” - Linus Torvalds

“In programming the hard part isn’t solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve.” - Paul Graham