Professionalism has no place in art, and hacking is art. Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving picaninnies; and one can imagine that Blair, twice victor abroad but enmired at home, is similarly seduced by foreign politeness. They say he is shortly off to the Congo. No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in Watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird.Boris Johnson
You always start with a fantasy. Part of the fantasy technique is to visualize something as perfect. Then with the experiments you work back from the fantasy to reality, hacking away at the components.edwin h. land
If you just want to use the system, instead of hacking on its internals, you don't need source code.andrew s. tanenbaum
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 m. stallman
It is hard to write a simple definition of something as varied as hacking, but I think what these activities have in common is playfulness, cleverness, and exploration. Thus, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness. Activities that display playful cleverness have "hack value".richard m. stallman
Nunchuck skills... bowhunting skills... computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills!Napoleon
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit . Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.Henry David Thoreau