Larry Wall Quotes

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Larry Wall Quotes

You want it in one line? Does it have to fit in 80 columns?
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Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.

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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.

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Natural languages generally are not designed by humans, they're just designed by the participants and you say something new and somebody else says, "Oh, that's a cool way to say it," and the next thing you know, everyone is saying it because it's shiny.

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This job of playing God is a little too big for me. Nevertheless, someone has to do it, so I'll try my best to fake it.

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You can never entirely stop being what you once were. That's why it's important to be the right person today, and not put it off till tomorrow.

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Call me bored, but don't call me boring.

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The court finds everyone to be in contempt (including himself:;:-), and orders everyone sentenced to five years hard labor. (Working on Perl, of course.

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As a linguist, I don't think of Ada as a big language. Now, English and Japanese, those are big languages. Ada is just a medium-sized language.

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Take Lisp, you know its the most beautiful language in the world
at least up until Haskell came along.

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To Perl , or not to Perl, that is the kvetching.

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Maybe we should take a clue from FTP and put in an option like 'print hash marks on every 1024 iterations'.

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For the sake of argument I'll ignore all your fighting words.

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Symmetry is overrated. Overrated is symmetry.

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The whole history of computers is rampant with cheerleading at best and bigotry at worst.

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