logic is more important than code. In other words, figuring out what you’re trying to accomplish (and describing it clearly) is more important than typing curly braces and semi-colons. Programming is an act of translation. Before you can translate something, you need to be able to articulate it clearly in your own language first.
Interesting (and scary) counter-trend thought, that deep text could make dull kinds of writing easier and better. I'd be out of a job.
h/t Chris Aldrich