Computer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old computer quotes, computer sayings, and computer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in this world that just don't add up.     

Evan Esar

The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask.     

James Cameron

Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don't. There's just not much middle ground when it comes to technology.     

Dani Harper

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.     

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.

Bill Vaughan

The computer will not make a good manager out of a bad manager. It makes a good manager better faster and a bad manager worse faster.

Edward M. Esber

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.

Seth Lloyd

The computer brings out the uptight perfectionist in us- we start editing ideas before we have them.     

Austin Kleon

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.     

Isaac Asimov

A computer is almost human except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer.


It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.     

Tom Clancy

Computers are great tools, but they need to be applied to the physical world.

Tony Fadell

Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world.     

Conrad Wolfram

Computer assisted proofs are getting better and better and computers will play a bigger and bigger role in the future.

Enrico Bombieri

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.     

Dave Parnas

The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation.     

Leo Cherne

Computers are like old testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Joseph Campbell

Computers creating art is an upsetting concept mostly because of what it means about humans.

Jonny Lee Miller

Bad economics teaches that computers can design markets. Good economics teaches that markets can design computers.     

Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin