"Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships." — Linus Torvalds
"Rule of Representation: Fold knowledge into data so program logic can be stupid and robust."" — The Art of Unix Programming
"Show me your flowchart and conceal your tables, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your tables, and I won't usually need your flowchart; it'll be obvious." — The Mythical Man-Month
"Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around." — The Cathedral and The Bazaar.