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C is often described, with a mixture of fondness and disdain varying according to the speaker, as "a language that combines all the elegance and power of assembly language with all the readability and maintainability of assembly language."

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
-- Bjarne Stroustrup

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
-- Ambrose Bierce

Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. Hobbes: Isn't your pants' zipper supposed to be in the front?
-- Calvin and Hobbes

Can't never could do anything until Could came along and whipped Can't butt; now Can't can do a lot. Can't never did anything but fail.
-- Mr. Eaton

Canaries have to demonstrate their ability to sing before they can be imported. What a pity that this doesn't also apply to imported opera singers!

Cancer is so limited, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot kill friendships, It cannot cripple love, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot silence courage, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot conquer the spirit.

Capital punishment is our societies recognition of the sanctity of human life.
-- Orrin Hatch

Casual drug users should be taken out and shot.
-- Daryl Gates

Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
-- Joseph Wood Krutch

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
-- Jeff Valdez

Cats don't hunt seals. They would if they knew what they were and where to find them. But they don't, so that's all right.
-- Terry Pratchett

Cats instinctively know the exact moment their owners will wake up. Then they wake them 10 minutes sooner.

Cats know what we feel. They don't care, but they know.

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
-- Joseph Wood Krutch

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
-- Mark Twain

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Certain scientists are working on a new scheme to abolish sleep. The new baby has beaten them to it.

Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks.

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