Favourite Quotes

I love referring to quotes during presentations, refer to them during conversations or just remind myself about it during testing. So I starting this post as a way to collect some of my favourite quotes.

From books

The ebook 99-things-you-can-do-to-become-a-better-tester has some really nice quotes.

  • Get to know your customers – Chris George
  • Never stop learning – Chris George
  • …and recognize that you will never know everything – Amy Phillips
  • Learn when to automate and when not to – Chris George
  • Question the way you work every day – Kinofrost
  • … and have the courage to share your findings with whoever is in charge as well as fight for key changes – Erick Brickarp
  • Test as early as possible – Gareth Waterhouse
  • Be critical but do not criticise – Kim Knup
  • Always use the best methodology invented – Common Sense. Then choose your testing methodology… – Gil Bloom
  • Try to provide the solutions as well as finding the problems. – Geekonomicon

From blogs or websites

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that the impact lasts in your absence” – Sheryl Sandberg

Good managers succeed by having effective employees, effective employees succeed by having good managers.” – Robert Lambert

From “6 Mantras That Will Set You Apart as a Genuine Leader

  • If you focus on results, you will never change; if you focus on change, you will get results. Change is inevitable, but turning it into progress requires preparation.
  • Commitment is what transforms words into reality.