"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Larry Wall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Larry Wall on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Larry Wall on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Larry Wall on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Larry Wall on Helen Keller
"Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science."
"When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design."
"I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it."
"I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great."
"For me, writing is a love-hate relationship."