"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Larry Wall on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Larry Wall on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Larry Wall on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Larry Wall on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Larry Wall on Dalai Lama
"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 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."