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Larry Wall Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Technology

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

 

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Programmers can be lazy.
- Larry Wall

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

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

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

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

Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

All that is real is seen with the heart.
- Vivian Greene

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is health that is real wealth,
and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

What is real is beyond all reach.
- Julian Green

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Is that real friendship?
- Anais Nin

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

The real us is pure love, pure light
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible,
no matter whether it is on a section gang,
a football field, in an army, or in an office.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

A real friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
- Neale Donald Walsch

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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