Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
Willa A. Foster
I'm easily satisfied by the very best.
Winston S. Churchill
Of course, by the end [. . .], they were running short on good testers. I often felt like a German recruiting sergeant in 1945 when they were down to the 13 year olds and mental defectives.
David C. Isby
Process does not equal quality. There are plenty of well-planned processes that produce total garbage. Again, the components of success are just not that simple.
If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again.
The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
I never said most of the things I said.
Quotation (n): The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.
Pereant, inquit, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt. "Confound those who have said our remarks before us."
Some quotes are like shrapnel — they embed themselves in the culture, the flesh grows around them, and as long as they don't pierce any vital organs they remain as long as the body's alive.
Silence is not only golden; it is seldom misquoted.
If I had only known that was going to be my fifteen minutes of fame, I'd have run that sucker through a spell checker and taken more care while writing the surrounding material. [Referring to a rec.arts.sf.written posting which took on a life of its own as a .sig line for hundreds of people.]
James D. Nicoll
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound — if I can remember any of the damn things.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
I've compiled a book from the Internet. It's a book of quotations attributed to the wrong people.
There are offhand comments one makes, or little things that you do, that become catch phrases or stuff that people will stick as signature lines on the Internet. It's rarely the polished aphorism that you're sweating over.