Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. -Linus Torvalds
"I think everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think. I view computer science as a liberal art, something everyone should learn to do." -Jobs
"The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating system.
You've got to be willing to read other people's code, and then write your own, then have other people review your code. You've got to want to be in this incredible feedback loop where you get the world-class people to tell you what you're doing wrong...
The finest pieces of software are those where one individual has a complete sense of exactly how the program works. To have that, you have to really love the program and concentrate on keeping it simple, to an incredible degree." -Gates
"My number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program" "I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system." -Zuckerberg
"It definitely teaches you to think in a different way.A lot of people think about programming and engineering as this really mechanical thing. But it's an art form, as well. It's another language." -Jack Dorsey