Larry Wall Quotes

All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory… Larry Wall

Be consistent. Larry Wall

…you have to allow a little for the desire to evangelize when you think you have good news. Larry Wall

Down that path lies madness. On the other hand, the road to hell is paved with melting snowballs. Larry Wall

I dunno, I dream in Perl sometimes… Larry Wall

If you consistently take an antagonistic approach, however, people are going to start thinking you’re from New York. Larry Wall

Many computer scientists have fallen into the trap of trying to define languages like George Orwell’s Newspeak, in which it is impossible to think bad thoughts. What they end up doing is killing the creativity of programming. Larry Wall

What you’ll need most is courage. It is not an easy path that you’ve set your foot upon. Larry Wall

The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases. Larry Wall

The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris. Larry Wall

The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma. Larry Wall