I hear this quotation all the time, and while it may sound pithy, it does overlook the obvious: Not all programming languages are equally bad. Some are much worse than others. In fact, there are three programming languages that are widely regarded as the worst of the worst, something I addressed in this article.
So while people do bitch about every language, there is no reason why we shouldn’t be more selective about which languages to use. That’s why I write the articles I write.