"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."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Larry Wall on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Larry Wall on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Larry Wall on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Larry Wall on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Larry Wall on Frank Lloyd Wright
"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."
"For me, writing is a love-hate relationship."