Grace Murray Hopper Quotes (8 quotations)

1. A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. - Grace Murray Hopper

2. At the end of about a week, I called back and said, "I need something to compare this to. Could I please have a microsecond?" - Grace Murray Hopper

3. From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. - Grace Murray Hopper

4. I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, "What are you?" - Grace Murray Hopper

5. If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. - Grace Murray Hopper

6. In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers. - Grace Murray Hopper

7. In total desperation, I called over to the engineering building, and I said, "Please cut off a nanosecond and send it over to me." - Grace Murray Hopper

8. Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems. - Grace Murray Hopper

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