A computer is like air conditioning - it becomes useless when you open Windows
Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness.
Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
Los Angeles and New York are the big centers of the music industry worldwide so of course it can be hard for newcomers who don't know what to expect from the music business.
Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks.
Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge.
A government institution called the Finnish Film Foundation funds filmmaking there, and I wrote several screenplays but never got any money. They were sent back to me, and they said that they were too commercial for them.
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
In Finland, getting a university degree is the first thing that you expect your kids to do.
I need a soul mate so that I can be who I am, naked.
I want there to be someone who picks up my heavy, bleeding heart and takes it somewhere safe and warm.
The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It's as simple as that.
It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for a feature film in Finland.
It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule at that point in the early '80s.
I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland and things like that to be able to keep living here.
All in all, I think that out of all musical genres, the world of metal is the most escapist one. Metal is also music for people who think for themselves. I think metalheads are smart people who possess a healthy dose of self-irony and a good sense of humor, and that appeals to me. I felt a strong affinity with the scene from the first moment on.
Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves andthe world, and this mediation takes place through the senses
Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American.
I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.
Bad programmers worry about the code.
Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.
If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances.
The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers.
How important is it to you? - It protects my head.
Backups are for wimps. Real men upload their data to an FTP site and have everyone else mirror it.
Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.
Music is, for me, like a beautiful mosaic which God has put together.
He takes all the pieces in his hand, throws them into the world, and we have to recreate the picture from the pieces.
All the doctors who wanted to forbid me to smoke and to drink are dead.
What commercialism has brought to Linux has been the incentive to make a good distribution that is easy to use and that has all the packaging issues worked out.
The opposite of creativity is cynicism
Only wimps use tape backup. Real men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it.
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
Finland, and all the other European countries, we are too dependent on imported energy. We should be using a broader variety of energy resources.
I could never find two people who are perfectly equal: one will always be more valuable than the other. And many people, as a matter of fact, simply have no value.
Fortifications, artillery, foreign aid - will be of no value, unless the ordinary soldier knows that it is HE guarding his country
The excitement of the fans in Montreal, especially in the playoffs, I don't think you can get that anywhere else. For a hockey player, I kind of wish everyone could go through that and experience what it is to play there. It's very unique.
All operating systems sucks, but Linux just sucks less
I have a big heart and a small brain.
The door handle is the handshake of the building.
Often your 'fixes' are actually removing capabilities that you had, because they were 'too confusing to the user'. GNOME seems to be developed by interface Nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'.
Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle.
...the chief cause for the impending collapse of the world - the cause sufficient in and by itself - is the enormous growth of the human population: the human flood. The worst enemy of life is too much life: the excess of human life.
The most romantic thing is to look someone straight in the eyes and say and mean, “I love you”, that's a lot. It's a really hard thing because you can never be certain of yourself, but at that particular moment, you feel like that. Its magic
In many cases the user interface to a program is the most important part for a commercial company: whether the programs works correctly or not seems to be secondary.
I haven't been baptised. My dad's not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual - she does Thai-chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I'm proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I'm still looking for my god.
The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is a matter of perspective: it all depends on the observer and the verdict of history.
Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public cold spring water.
Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work.
A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being.
Storms probably exist only because after them we can have a sunrise.