Beauty has its place, but the search for beauty in software - indeed in most things - at the expense of value is an empty pursuit. (IEEE 3/4 09, p. 12) (Grady Booch) Our ability to imagine complex applications will always exceed our ability to develop them. (Grady Booch) Without a remembrance of things past, without a trained eyed, we miss the beauty and elegance that's present in the mundane. (IEEE 3/4 09, p. 13) (Grady Booch)