"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."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Larry Wall on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Larry Wall on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Larry Wall on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Larry Wall on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Larry Wall on John Wooden
"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."
"For me, writing is a love-hate relationship."