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Grace Hopper Quotes

Birth Date: 1906-12-09 (Sunday, December 9th, 1906)
Date of Death: 1992-01-01 (Wednesday, January 1st, 1992)



    • From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
    • To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.
    • A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.
    • It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
    • I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, 'What are you?'
    • In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building, and I said, 'Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me.'
    • At the end of about a week, I called back and said, 'I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond?'
    • Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.
    • I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. [:] they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs.
    • I've always been more interested in the future than in the past.
    • The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
    • The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'
    • You manage things, you lead people.
    • On COBOL: 'But Grace, then anyone will be able to write programs!'
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