Did you know that Ruby was Matz’ eleventh take on creating a programming language? Listen. So don’t despare next time you fail, you are right on track.

I sat down and counted the other day and Ruby was eleventh language I’ve tried to write. Out of those 4 only had names, 3 of them didn’t work at all… the rest of them was just experiments. Ruby is the only one that really worked, so I guess that makes Ruby the first one, but it was one out of eleven attempts.

~ Matz

The road to wisdom? – Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less.

~ Piet Hein