Larry Wall (2000): "We're really serious about reinventing everything that needs reinventing.".
Damian Conway (2003): "The Perl 6 design process is about keeping what works in Perl 5, fixing what doesn't, and adding what's missing. That means there will be a few fundamental changes to the language, a large number of extensions to existing features, and a handful of completely new ideas. These modifications, enhancements, and innovations will work together to make the future Perl even more insanely great....".
Larry Wall (2006): Perhaps the Perl 6 slogan should be "All Your Paradigms Are Belong To Us". We'll get to that.
Patrick Michaud (2006): "Perl 6 and Parrot have some extremely ambitious goals, and it’s my belief that the value and impact of our hard work and patience is going to play out for a very long time — that is, over at least many decades.".
Larry Wall (2008): In ecological terms, I hope Perl 6 will have a very wide gene pool.
Larry Wall (2008-1-29, #perl6): Perl 6 tries to dance right on the edge of requiring continuations without actually doing so, which opens up many opportunities for doing something more efficient than continuations most of the time
Larry Wall (2009-04-10, #perl6): ... Perl 6 is not intended to be a first programming language, but a last one.
Larry Wall (2009-04-10, #perl6): look, we're trying to do something impossible here. So we expect to fail. But we expect lots of people to love our failure.
Larry Wall : Camelia is a butterfly that was caused by a storm flapping its wings in China :)
<TimToady> after all, Perl Philosphy is simply to torment the implementors on behalf of the user (#perl6, 2008-10-09)
<pmichaud> aha! I have a quote for my keynote.
21:23 <pmichaud> how many Weebs is 10 minutes? ;)
21:24 <masak> pmichaud: depends on the length of those weebs, duh. :)
21:25 <pmichaud> there is no length in Perl 6.-
21:25 <jnthn> .oO( there's no length...that's why we don't know how long it will take )-
21:26 <pmichaud> lol!-
21:26 * pmichaud has another quote to add.-
21:26 <masak> "- How far to Christmas? - Don't know, Larry removed .length"