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I think software patents are a bad idea.
by Larry Wall

I think software patents are a bad idea.
Many patents are given for trivial inventions.
- Larry Wall

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

If any ideology is so serious that you can't have fun while you're doing it,
it's probably too serious.
- Larry Wall

 

I'm never satisfied because I've been always interested
in too many things and I always want to do everything at once.
- Larry Wall

If you're a large corporation, you can afford to pay
the money to register patents,
but if you're an individual like me,
you can't.
- Larry Wall

Somebody out there is going to do something that's
far more surprising than anything that I would do.
I was surprised by the whole web thing in the first place.
- Larry Wall

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The problems that I really like to solve are our cultural problems.
- Larry Wall

We are so Post-Modern that we don't realize how Post-Modern we are anymore.
- Larry Wall

Programmers can be lazy.
- Larry Wall

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

Many days I don't write any code at all,
and some days I spend all day writing code.
- Larry Wall

Younger hackers are hard to classify.
They're probably just as diverse as the old hackers are.
We're all over the map.
- Larry Wall

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.
- Larry Wall

I am not a sort of person who wants to run a company.
- Larry Wall

One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection
of arbitrary power structures.
Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.
- Larry Wall

For me, writing is a love-hate relationship.
- Larry Wall

There is no schedule.
We are all volunteers, so we get it done when we get it done.
Perl 5 still works fine, and we plan to take the right
amount of time on Perl 6.
- Larry Wall

Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.
- Larry Wall

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

I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord.
The paint is almost all worn off.
It's still running.
- Larry Wall

We all agree on the necessity of compromise.
We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
- Larry Wall

The world has become a larger place.
The universe has been expanding, and Perl's been expanding along with the universe.
- Larry Wall

I take time to watch anime.
I don't know whether I'm allowed to,
but I do it anyway.
- Larry Wall

To be a good artist, you have to serve the work of
art and allow it to be what it is supposed to be.
- Larry Wall

Perl was designed to work more like a natural language.
It's a little more complicated but there are more shortcuts,
and once you learned the language, it's more expressive.
- 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

I'm just paid to do whatever I want to do.
Some of the time it's development, and some of the
time it's just goofing off.
- Larry Wall

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.
- Larry Wall

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall

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.
- Larry Wall

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

I think computer science, by and large,
is still stuck in the Modern age.
- Larry Wall

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.
- Larry Wall

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker


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