"For me, writing is a love-hate relationship."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Larry Wall on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Larry Wall on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Larry Wall on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Larry Wall on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Larry Wall on Epicurus
"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."
"Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi."
"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."