Fine Quotes on Simplicity

2006 September 17

Wherever I go, folks quote to me Einstein's,

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."
So I went on a quest to search for more of these today. Einstein headlines this short list where the real gem there in my mind is Whitehead's crafty,
"Seek simplicity, and distrust it."

Mr. Whitehead was clearly from the school of hard knocks when it comes to trust as I once learned.

More on the good and bad of simplicity is here as quotespoems, and lyrics.

A quote that epitomizes the feeling of an inventor is by one of the fathers of computing Dennis Ritchie,

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."
This chest-beating quote is surrounded by a set of more humble quotes here.

Finally in the quest for a simpler way to access more quotes on simplicity, and hopefully as a way to gain yourlaw8 in the event that you don't agree with Mr. Whitehead, I worked up a simple hack to get the most out of your click: