"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Larry Wall on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Larry Wall on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Larry Wall on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Larry Wall on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Larry Wall on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"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."