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Quality Quotes

A collection of Software Testing Quotes. Some are inspirational, some are outrageous and some are stark. Be stirred!

  • “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin
  • “Quality is free, but only to those who are willing to pay heavily for it.” – T. DeMarco and T. Lister
  • “Quality is the ally of schedule and cost, not their adversary. If we have to sacrifice quality to meet schedule, it’s because we are doing the job wrong from the very beginning.” – James A. Ward
  • “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of meeting the schedule has been forgotten.” – Anonymous
  • “Software never was perfect and won’t get perfect. But is that a licence to create garbage? The missing ingredient is our reluctance to quantify quality.” – Boris Beizer
  • “A true professional does not waste the time and money of other people by handing over software that is not reasonably free of obvious bugs; that has not undergone minimal unit testing; that does not meet the specifications and requirements; that is gold-plated  with unnecessary features; or that looks like junk.” – Daniel Read
  • “It’s more about good enough than it is about right or wrong.” – James Bach
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