Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
E. W. Dijkstra
Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling—-the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.