Javascript Sayings and Quotes

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


Javascript is the duct tape of the Internet.      

Charlie Campbell

The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central.

Dennis Ritchie

Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is.     

Larry Wall

JavaScript is the only language that I'm aware of that people feel they don't need to learn before they start using it.      

Douglas Crockford

Any app that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.     

Jeff Atwood

JavaScript is not a functional programming language like Lisp or Haskell, but the fact that JavaScript can manipulate functions as objects means that we can use functional programming techniques in JavaScript.     

David Flanagan

JavaScript: Don't judge me by my bad parts, learn the good stuff and stick with that!     

Eric Freeman

JavaScript: This is a super-popular programming language primarily used in web apps. But it doesn't have much to do with Java besides the name. JavaScript runs a lot of the modern web, but it also catches a lot of flak for slowing browsers down and sometimes exposing users to security vulnerabilities.      

Dmitry Baranovskiy

JavaScript is the world's most misunderstood programming language.      

Douglas Crockford

Technically, web browsers can control what users see, and sites using Javascript can overwrite anything coming from the original authors. Browsers heavily utilize Javascript to create an interactive Internet; sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail could be crippled without it.     

Ben Shapiro

There is no programming language–no matter how structured–that will prevent programmers from making bad programs.     

Larry Flon

The secret to building large apps is never build large apps. Break your applications into small pieces. Then, assemble those testable, bite-sized pieces into your big application.     

Justin Meyer

When someone says, "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done," give him a lollipop.      

Alan Perlis

Programming languages are like girlfriends: The new one is better because *you* are better.     

Derek Sivers

You should imagine variables as tentacles, rather than boxes. They do not contain values, they grasp them ― two variables can refer to the same value.

Marjin Haverbeke

JavaScript is as related to Java as Carnival is to Car.     

Kyle Simpson

Lisp isn't a language, it's a building material.

Alan Kay

JS will be a real functional language.

Douglas Crockford

A language like Ruby is a toolbox with some really neat little tools that do their job really nicely. JavaScript is a leather sheath with a really really sharp knife inside. That knife can cut anything, and with it you can do anything. You can kill a bear. You can catch fish. You can whittle a piece of wood into a pony. It's even a toothpick.     

Nick Morgan

Java is to JavaScript as ham is to hamster.

Jeremy Keith

JavaScript doesn't have a classical object-oriented model, where you create objects from classes. In fact, JavaScript doesn't have classes at all. In JavaScript, objects inherit behavior from other objects, which we call prototypal inheritance, or inheritance based on prototypes.     

Eric Freeman

Fine, Java MIGHT be a good example of what a programming language should be like. But Java applications are good examples of what applications SHOULDN'T be like.     

pixadel

Fortunately, JavaScript has some extraordinarily good parts. In JavaScript, there is a beautiful, elegant, highly expressive language that is buried under a steaming pile of good intentions and blunders.     

Douglas Crockford

The strength of JavaScript is that you can do anything. The weakness is that you will.     

Reg Braithwaite

If you're talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset.

Guido van Rossum

Node.js is a tumor on the programming community, in that not only is it completely braindead, but the people who use it go on to infect other people who can't think for themselves.     

Ted Dziuba

Java is to JavaScript what car is to carpet.

Chris Heilmann

A Netscape engineer who shan't be named once passed a pointer to JavaScript, stored it as a string and later passed it back to C, killing 30     

Blake Ross

JavaScript's global scope is like a public toilet. You can't avoid going in there, but try to limit your contact with surfaces when you do.     

Dmitry Baranovskiy

Go is the language JavaScript programmers retire to when they get old. Like the Florida of programming languages.     

Jed Schmidt