Unix is a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.

-- trad

There are two major products to come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

-- Jeremy S. Anderson

Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly. It just happens to be selective about who it makes friends with.

-- unknown

Ken Thompson has an automobile which he helped design. Unlike most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gauge, nor any of the numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver. Rather, if the driver makes any mistake, a giant "?" lights up in the center of the dashboard. "The experienced driver," he says, "will usually know what's wrong."

-- unknown

Do not meddle in the affairs of Unix, for it is subtle and quick to core dump.

-- unknown

Unix not only allows you to shoot yourself in the foot, but it gives you an automatic weapon and a couple of loaded clips as well.

-- http://www.unavco.ucar.edu/software/teqc/faqs.html

You're not going to get very far sending an email virus, Word macro virus, or any other typical example of the genre to me on my Unix machine.

-- J Greely
Re: Idle thought about ILOVEYOU virus, May 2000

That's the big problem with Unix: It just doesn't support the wide variety of software that is available for Windows.

-- Mark-Jason Dominus