Mathilda: Is life always this hard, or is it just when you’re a kid?
Léon: Always like this.
— Léon, 1994, Film

“古者富貴而名摩滅,不可勝記,唯俶儻非常之人稱焉。蓋西伯拘而演周易;仲尼厄而作春秋;屈原放逐,乃賦離騷;左丘失明,厥有國語;孫子髕腳,兵法修列;不韋遷蜀,世傳呂覽;韓非囚秦,說難、孤憤。詩三百篇,大氐聖賢發憤之所為作也。”
—— 司馬遷,《報任少卿書》

“Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”
— Abelson & Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs