Maybe it's just the geek in me, but I thought "If Shakespeare Wrote Error Messages" worth a link:
Brevity is the soul of wit; too many arguments.
'Tis nothing to you, for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so, except for that bad command or file name.
Fie, thy grief is a fault to heaven, a fault against the dead, a fault to nature, and a fault of segmentation.
Something wicked this way comes -- oh good, permission denied.