I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.
—Kent Beck in: Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant (2012) Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code.
If you have an itch for designing a new programming language, scratch it: it might be the next big thing. —Xavier Leroy
Type structure is a syntactic discipline for enforcing levels of abstraction. —John Reynolds (1983)
The more interesting your types get, the less fun it is to write them down. —Benjamin Pierce
The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeeded without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language. —Donald Knuth (attributed)