Emacs Quotes

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Emacs Quotes

Emacs is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.
— Neal Stephenson —

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.

— Richard Stallman

Emacs is a nice operating system, but I prefer UNIX.

— Tom Christiansen

Calling EMACS an editor is like calling the Earth a hunk of dirt.

— Chris DiBona

Emacs is written in Lisp, which is the only computer language that is beautiful.

— Neal Stephenson

An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU emacs would never make a good program.

— Linus Torvalds

EMACS could not have been reached by a process of careful design, because such processes arrive only at goals which are visible at the outset, and whose desirability is established on the bottom line at the outset. Neither I nor anyone else visualized an extensible editor until I had made one, nor appreciated its value until he had experienced it. EMACS exists because I felt free to make individually useful small improvements on a path whose end was not in sight.

— Richard Stallman

No person, no idea, and no religion deserves to be illegal to insult, not even the Church of Emacs.

— Richard Stallman

It doesn't take special talents to reproduce
even plants can do it. On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of. It helps more people, too.

— Richard Stallman

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