Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning - Rich Cook
I'm completely at a loss for the source of this quote. Google and Google Books only have people who are quoting this, not the source of the quote. Wikipedia has an entry for Rick Cook, but no mention of the quote despite the fact that it's quite notable.