130+ Computer Quotes and Sayings That Are Worth Reading

130+ Computer Quotes and Sayings That Are Worth Reading
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Tripboba.com - In this modern era, computer is something that we need the most, besides food, clothes, or home.

We need a computer to work or to entertain us. The point is there are so many things we can do by using a computer. That's why many people consider the computer is a once in a lifetime invention.

Tripboba, inside this article, has more than 130 computer quotes, which you can read to know more about the computer and how many people respond to this great invention.

Famous Computer Quotes

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Below are some quite famous computer quotes you might know.

  • "Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all." - John F. Kennedy

  • "The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” — Bill Gates

  • “I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” — Isaac Asimov

  • "I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. Stephen Hawking

  • "Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us." - Jean Rostand

  • "The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all." - Adam Osborne

  • "Software is like entropy: It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the Second Law of Thermodynamics; i.e., it always increases.” — Norman Augustine

  • "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso

  • "Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container.” — Nathan Myhrvold

  • "It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway', but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies." - Mike Royko

  • "All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” — IBM Manual, 1925

  • "Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020." - Ray Kurzweil

  • "Standards are always out of date. That’s what makes them standards.” — Alan Bennett

  • "In the practical world of computing, it is rather uncommon that a program, once it performs correctly and satisfactorily, remains unchanged forever." - Niklaus Wirth

  • "Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs." - Seth Lloyd

  • "Physics is the universe’s operating system.” — Steven R Garman

  • "Computers are great tools, but they need to be applied to the physical world." - Tony Fadell

  • "Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world." - Conrad Wolfram

  • "The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim." - Edsger Dijkstra

  • "Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest." - Isaac Asimov

  • "I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user." - Bill Gates

  • "The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

  • "To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer." - Paul R. Ehrlich

  • "Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society." - Kent Conrad

  • "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living." - Nicholas Negroponte

  • "I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is "Delete." - Elayne Boosler

  • "We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software." - Tim O'Reilly

  • "It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow." - Craig Bruce

  • "Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking." - Milton Glaser

  • "Your computer needn't be the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night." - Simon Mainwaring

Quotes About Computer

Quotes About Computer
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Check some of these computer quotes about its function in society.

  • "A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind." - Joseph Weizenbaum

  • "Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening windows." - Anonymous

  • "The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do." - Marc Andreessen

  • "There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who don't." - Anonymous

  • "Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us." - Jef Raskin

  • "Computers were a kind of magery in themselves, or might as well be to people who didn't understand them, they were every bit as inscrutable." - Orson Scott Card

  • "Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn." - Steve Jobs

  • "Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress." - Arlaina Tibensky

  • "It's not computer literacy that we should be working on, but sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate." - Nicholas P. Negroponte

  • "Computer assisted proofs are getting better and better and computers will play a bigger and bigger role in the future." - Enrico Bombieri

  • "As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications." - Dave Parnas

  • "Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything." - Ted Nelson

  • "The similarities between humans and computers are more numerous than the differences." - P.A. Scott

  • "The computer takes up where psychoanalysis left off. It takes the ideas of a decentered self and makes it more concrete by modeling mind as a multiprocessing machine." - Sherry Turkle

  • "Computers are finite machines; when given the same input, they always produce the same output." - Greg Perry

  • "It's hardware that makes a machine fast. It's software that makes a fast machine slow." - Craig Bruce

  • "Computers no longer interface with humans they interact, and the interaction will become steadily deeper, more subtle, and more crucial to our collective sanity and ultimate survival." - Alan Cooper

  • "The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before." - Bill Gates

  • "Computers have lots of memory but no imagination." - Anonymous

  • "Computer system analysis is like child-rearing; you can do grievous damage, but you cannot ensure success." - Tom DeMarco

  • "The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers." - Sydney J. Harris

  • "If you don't know anything about computers, just remember that they are machines that do exactly what you tell them but often surprise you in the result." - Richard Dawkins

  • "The attention span of a computer is only as long as its power cord." - Anonymous

  • "It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are." - Clive James

  • "The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work." - Brian Eno

  • "The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor." - Wernher von Braun

  • "Our first computers were born not out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions." - Steve Wozniak

  • "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." - Mitch Ratcliffe

  • "Computers are composed of nothing more than logic gates stretched out to the horizon in a vast numerical irrigation system." - Stan Augarten

  • "Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done." - Andy Rooney

Computer Science Quotes

Computer Science Quotes
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These are some computer quotes about the system of the computer itself.

  • "Computer Science is a science of abstraction-creating the right model for a problem and devising the appropriate mechanizable techniques to solve it." - Alfred Aho

  • "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker

  • "Code never lies, comments sometimes do." - Ron Jeffries

  • "Coding is today's language of creativity. All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead consumers of computer science." - Maria Klawe

  • "Computer science is the operating system for all innovation." - Steve Ballmer

  • "I think everyone should get a little exposure to computer science because it really forces you to think in a slightly different way, and it's a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in computer science or not." - Tony Hsieh

  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

  • "The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day." - Eric Schmidt

  • "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes." - Edsger Dijkstra

  • "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

  • "I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits." - Kent Beck

  • "Good code is its own best documentation." - Steve McConnell

  • "Computer science really involves the same mindset, particularly artificial intelligence." - Frederick Lenz

  • "Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." - Martin Fowler

  • "People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones." - Donald Knuth

  • "The first law of computer science: Every problem is solved by yet another indirection." - Bjarne Stroustrup

  • "The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it." - William C. Brown

  • "Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming." - Brian Kernighan

  • "If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in." - Edsger Dijkstra

  • "When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night." - Marissa Mayer

  • "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

  • "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius

  • "Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter." - Eric S. Raymond

Computer Quotes and Sayings

Computer Quotes and Sayings
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More computer quotes and sayings are here.

  • "Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination." - Albert Einstein

  • "Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in this world that just don't add up." - Evan Esar

  • "The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask." - James Cameron

  • "Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don't. There's just not much middle ground when it comes to technology." - Dani Harper

  • "Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding." - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

  • "To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer." - Bill Vaughan

  • "The computer will not make a good manager out of a bad manager. It makes a good manager better faster and a bad manager worse faster." - Edward M. Esber

  • "Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs." - Seth Lloyd

  • "The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us- we start editing ideas before we have them." - Austin Kleon

  • "Computers creating art is an upsetting concept mostly because of what it means about humans." - Jonny Lee Miller

  • "Bad economics teaches that computers can design markets. Good economics teaches that markets can design computers." - Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski

  • "Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries." - Joseph B. Wirthlin

  • "Computers can be made to direct the performance of any machine." - Frank Herbert

  • "There is nothing the computer can do that the human mind cannot do." - Vasudev Vasanthi

  • "There is no limit. The computer merely takes a finite amount of data and performs a finite amount of operations." - Vasudev Vasanthi

  • "Computers help us communicate quickly and efficiently with others throughout the world." - Bradley Miller

  • "The computer which has altered our lives almost as much as the automobile and may ultimately surpass it in influence." - Bradley Miller

  • "Computers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small and inexpensive. Some are huge and very expensive." - Gerald S. Snyder

  • "Our first computers were born not out of greed or ego, but in the revolutionary spirit of helping common people rise above the most powerful institutions." - David A. Price

  • "We build our computers the way we build our cities—over time, without a plan." - Ellen Ullman

  • "Computers are simultaneously celebrated as a more optimal choice for making social decisions." - Dale Hample

  • "Computers have no idea what goes on outside of them except what humans tell them." - Ellen Ullman

  • "Computer represents deliberate mock-up or artificial imitation of human intellectual activity." - Marcello Barbieri

  • "Magical boxes called computers which are apparently able to transform any kind of information to a binary code of zeros and ones." - Freya Schiwy

  • "Remember, when you connect with another computer, you're connecting to every computer that computer has connected to." - Dennis Miller

  • "Computer does so ingeniously mimic human intelligence that it may significantly shake our confidence in the uses of the mind." - Theodore Roszak

  • "I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them." - David Webber

  • "Computers don't lie, but liars can compute." - Terry Hayes

  • "Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress." - Arlaina Tibensky

  • "Computer is a link to the outside world." - Arlaina Tibensky

Computer Quotes Funny

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A little bit humorous, these are some funny computer quotes you can read.

  • "I'm sorry that I'm not updating my Facebook status, my cat ate my mouse." - Unknown

  • "I love my computer because all my friends live inside it!" - Unknown

  • "Why can't cats work on the computer? They get too distracted chasing the mouse around." - Unknown

  • "Sleeping on my keyboard. If I answer, I'm talking in my sleep." - Unknown

  • "Life is too short to remove USB safely." - Unknown

  • "I know how to live my life to the fullest.. but let's speak later after I finish playing some computer games." - Unknown

  • "I changed my password everywhere to 'incorrect.' That way when I forget it, it always reminds me, "Your password is incorrect." - Unknown

  • "If you think patience is a virtue, try surfing the net without high-speed Internet." - Unknown

  • "My wife never gives up. She is so insistent that she entered the wrong password over and over again until she managed to convince the computer that she's right!" - Unknown

  • “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” — Craig Bruce

  • "The only sure way to make a computer go faster is to throw it out the window." - Unknown

  • "My wife loves me so much, she tries her best to attract me to her. The other day she put on a perfume that smells like a computer." - Unknown

  • “A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” — Emo Philips

  • "The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation." - Leo Cherne

  • "Computer dating is fine if you're a computer." - Unknown

  • "I just sneezed next to my computer and the anti-virus popped up." - Unknown

  • "I called tech support and told them my computer is frozen. They said to hold the power button, and I was like 'Ummm... it's covered with iceman." - Unknown

  • "The only relationship I have is with my Wi-Fi. We have a connection." - Unknown

  • "Dear humans, in case you forgot, I used to be your Internet. Sincerely, The Library." - Unknown

  • "Life is a pretty cheezy game, but at least it has good graphics." - Unknown

  • "All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men." - Isaac Asimov

  • "A computer is almost human except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer." - Anonymous

  • "It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you." - Tom Clancy

  • "Computers are like old testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy." - Joseph Campbell

  • "A computer does not smell, if a book is new, it smells great." - Ray Bradbury

From these computer quotes, you might realize that the day computer is invented, it becomes a big step for humans to become a more advanced civilization.

So, it is true that the computer is one of the important inventions in these past centuries.


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