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.

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.

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Only wimps use tape backup. Real men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it.

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.

All operating systems sucks, but Linux just sucks less

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.

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'.

That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle.

I have a big heart and a small brain.

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.

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.

Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public cold spring water.

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

I love you is eight letters...then again, so is bullshit.

I often conduct an orchestra in my sleep;

my orchestras are so huge that the back desks of the violas vanish into the horizon. And everything is so wonderful.

Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy.

It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it.

Women are always beautiful.

Millions of years ago, in my previous incarnations, I must have been related to swans... because I can still feel that affinity.

Let's put it this way: the glass is half-empty, but the fact is, I can always get another drink

Every girl has something beautiful in her soul.

It doesn't matter if she's fat or thin. That has nothing to do with her personality.

In short: just say NO TO DRUGS, and maybe you won't end up like the Hurd people.

In real open source, you have the right to control your own destiny.

I have 4 kids already, I don’t need anymore.

I’m a single parent. I’m taking them through Europe and make them play funny instruments.

The framework of a symphony must be so strong that it forces you to follow it, regardless of the environment and circumstances.

Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain.

For an instant God opens his door and His orchestra plays the Fifth Symphony.

If I could throw my phone away, I would probably do it.

It's always on silent, and I don't like when it rings and people are calling. We could live without those things in the past when we just had a phone on the street somewhere, on the corner or at the house. I have no interest in telling all the people what I do every day and where I am.

I think love keeps on changing every day.

It’s not black and white and it’s definitely more than 50 shades of grey.

Avoiding complexity reduces bugs.

If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.

I’m not interested in what people think about me. I’m not Michael Schumacher.

We're trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.

I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music.