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If God used a programming language, it would be Lisp!


Some of the quotes I’ve found on the internet which urged me to start learning Lisp!

“A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.” – Alan Perlis

“Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot.” – Eric Raymond, “How to Become a Hacker”

“Like DNA, such a language [Lisp] does not go out of style.” – Paul Graham, ANSI Common Lisp

“The problem with Lisp is that it makes you so damned smug.” – Jesse Bowman

“…only the creatively intelligent can prosper in the Lisp world.” – Richard Gabriel

“If someone asks me who I am, and if I’m among ordinary people, I tell them I’m a computer hacker. If I’m among computer people I tell them I’m a Unix hacker. If I’m among Unix people I tell them I’m a Linux hacker. And if I’m among Linux people I tell them I’m a Lisp hacker.” – James Crippen

“Lisp is the red pill.” – John Fraser, comp.lang.lisp

“Lisp is so great … because it is simply the most powerful language available. And the reason everyone doesn’t use it is that programming languages are not merely technologies, but habits of mind as well, and nothing changes slower.” – Paul Graham

“Greenspun’s Tenth Rule of Programming: any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Common Lisp.” – Phil Greenspun

“…the greatest single programming language ever designed.” – Alan Kay (about Lisp)

“Lisp is a programmable programming language.” – John Foderaro

“Will write code that writes code that writes code that writes code for money.” – on comp.lang.lisp

“Because Lisp gives you the freedom to define your own operators, you can mold it into just the language you need. If you’re writing a text-editor, you can turn Lisp into a language for writing text-editors. If you’re writing a CAD program, you can turn Lisp into a language for writing CAD programs. And if you’re not sure yet what kind of program you’re writing, it’s a safe bet to write it in Lisp. Whatever kind of program yours turns out to be, Lisp will, during the writing of it, have evolved into a language for writing that kind of program.” – Paul Graham, On Lisp

“Lisp is an especially good language for writing extensible programs because it is itself an extensible program.” – Paul Graham, On Lisp

“Lisp is a language for doing what you’ve been told is impossible.” – Kent Pitman

“Lisp was far more powerful and flexible than any other language of its day; in fact, it is still a better design than most languages of today, twenty-five years later. Lisp freed ITS’s hackers to think in unusual and creative ways. It was a major factor in their successes, and remains one of hackerdom’s favorite languages.” – Eric Raymond, Open Sources

Source: Internet

Quotes For Life

I love literature. Specially from philosophical reads, I like to collect various quotes and sayings from people. And I have a big quotes/sayings collection as a document which is always updated when a new impressive one is found. I am sharing some of them in below. ๐Ÿ™‚

“There is no authority higher than reason.” – Sigmund Freud


“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.” – George Bernard Shaw


“Why does the Vatican have lightning rods?” – Asia Carrera


โ€œHave you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.โ€
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


“I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!” – Sasha Azevedo


“When you start giving too much importance to someone’s life, you tend to lose your value in their life. Strange but true.” ๐Ÿ™‚


“I don’t care if you’re short, tall, fat, skinny, rich, poor, straight, gay, lesbian, black or white… If you’re nice to me, then i’ll be nice to you. Simply as that.” – Eminem


“You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.” – Eminem


“Everything is fair in love and war. ”


โ€œThe most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.โ€ – Theodore Hesburgh


โ€œThe difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.โ€


“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“People laugh at me, because i am different & i laugh at them because they are all same. That’s called attitude. Life is yours, you take it the way you want…”


“If you’re born poor it’s not your mistake, But if you die poor it’s your mistake” – Bill Gates


“At the end of our life.. we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have got,, or how much m0ney we have made.. pr h0w many great things we have d0ne.. but will be judged by,, i was hungry and u gave me to eat.. i was naked and y0u clothed me.. i was h0meless and y0u took me in” – mother teresa


“Don’t make promises when u are in joy.. d0n’t answer when you are sad.. and don’t take decisions when you are angry,, think twice,, act wise”


“We make them cry who care for us. We cry for those who never care for us. And we care for those who will never cry for us. once you realize this its never too late to change”


“Never explain your self to anyone.. coz the person who likes you doesn’t need it and the pers0n who dislikes y0u w0nt believe it..”


“The most important thing is not to stop questioning” – Albert Einstein


“Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.” – Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays (1950), “Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”


“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell


“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell


“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” – Bertrand Russell


“Love is not a meaning. It is a feeling. It comes in many different ways: Crushes, puppy love, true love, infatuation. You name it. These forms of love are just words people made up. It doesn’t matter what form love is in. Just listen to your heart, and feel what’s inside it.. ”


“Don’t let trouble, trouble you, until trouble troubles you.”


“God gave man a penis and a brain but only enough blood to run ONE at a time'” – Robin Williams


“Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.”


“When in Rome, Do as Romans do!”