"I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design, not the primary goal in design."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Yukihiro Matsumoto on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Yukihiro Matsumoto on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Yukihiro Matsumoto on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Yukihiro Matsumoto on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Yukihiro Matsumoto on Erma Bombeck
"Actually, I didn't make the claim that Ruby follows the principle of least surprise. Someone felt the design of Ruby follows that philosophy, so they started saying that. I didn't bring that up, actually."