As a software developer who has worked at or otherwise helped a start-up or two, this immediately reminded me of a quote I've heard at a few of them:
Samuel Beckett, from Westward Ho: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.".
As every time I hear it I think: "Have you ever seen the rest of that piece or his other stuff? This was not a call to success this was a call to the hopelessness of constant failure (0)."
A more complete quote btw:
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good. Go for good.”
With the last part being a reference to how this program will fail until it either runs out of memory, overflows, or is otherwise killed off