Players are artists who create their own reality within the game

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

I grew up thinking you could be a teacher or a doctor if you wanted to help people. I had […]

Design is intelligence made visible.

If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

It’s not an idea until you write it down.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

First, Solve the Problem. Then, write the code.

At bottom, robotics is about us. It is the discipline of emulating our lives, of wondering how we work.

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.

Design is relationships. Design is a relationship between form and content.

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

We need storytelling. Otherwise, life just goes on and on like the number Pi.

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks […]

If you’re not failing 90% of the time, then you’re probably not working on sufficiently challenging problems.

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the […]

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete […]

No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we […]

My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.

Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an […]

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes, biology about microscopes, or chemistry about beakers and […]

Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and […]