To iterate is human, to recurse divine.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.
[As] opposed to other kinds of engineering, where the constraints on what you can build are the constraints of physical systems ... the constraints imposed in building large software systems are the limitations of our own minds.
I write my music in order that the weary and worn or the men burdened with affairs might enjoy a few minutes of solace and refreshment.
I just want to make a tray of good tofu. If people want something else, they should go to the restaurants and shops.
It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs.
Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.