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Thought-provoking Quotes About Privacy

Welcome to our collection of quotes (and free quote pictures) about privacy. It is a difficult subject - we all want privacy, and security too. Right to privacy critically matters - but right to transparency and security is important too - how to balance such often conflicting needs? In an internet age, with drones and cameras everywhere and everything digital proliferating, do we have any hope at all of maintaining any semblance of privacy? Or is that ok, and we simply need to hide in plain sight, or not worry about it - perhaps in the name of security? We hope you find these quotes fun to mull on. Please share widely.

--Tim Cook
--David Brin
--Bill McCollum

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--Marlon Brando
--Ashton Kutcher
--Jeff Beck
--Billy Graham
--Fyodor Dostoevsky
--Isabel Allende
--Malcolm X
--Stephen Hawking
--Stephen King
--Charles Bukowski
--Bob Dylan
--Albert Brooks
--Al Franken
--Al Gore
--Andy Grove
--Antonin Scalia
--Axl Rose
--Andrew Scott
--Anna Eshoo
--Barton Gellman
--Barton Gellman
--Benedict Cumberbatch
--Bruce Sterling
--Bill Keller
--Blake Farenthold
--Bill Nelson
--Brian Kernighan
--Caitlin Moran
--Calvin Klein
--Cote de Pablo
--David Novak
--David Blunkett
--Evgeny Morozov
--Eric Schmidt
--Eric Schmidt
--Evgeny Morozov
--Edmund Leach
--Guy Gavriel Kay
--Gene Green
--George M. Church
--Helen Fisher
--Harry A. Blackmun
--James Comey
--John McAfee
--John McAfee
--Justin Timberlake
--Jill Lepore
--Jill Lepore
--Jackie Speier
--John Poindexter
--John Twelve Hawks
--Larry Flynt
--Larry Page
--Lech Walesa
--Lewis B. Smedes
--Lisa Bonet
--Luis Gutierrez
--Larry Niven
--Linda Tripp
--Louis Freeh
--Louis Kronenberger
--Kate Millett

Longer Version:

Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place.


--Kirsty Gallacher
--Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
--Marilyn Monroe
--Michael Hayden
--Margaret Cho
--Michael Douglas
--Mike McCaul
--Melissa Bean
--Michael Hutchence
--Noam Chomsky
--Peter Dinklage
--Richard Perle
--Sara Paretsky
--Simon Sinek
--Sarah Chalke
--Scott McNealy
--Tiger Woods
--John Perry Barlow
--Jonathan Franzen
--Bill Gates
--Morgan Freeman
--Bernie Sanders
--Anton Chekhov
--Mark Zuckerberg
--William O. Douglas
--Andy Rooney

Longer Version:

We're all torn between the desire for privacy and the fear of lonliness. We need each other and we need to get away from each other. We need proximity and distance, conversation and silence. We almost always get more of each than we want at any one time.


--Glenn Greenwald
--Edward Snowden
--Vinton Cerf

--Phil Crane
--Milan Kundera

Longer Version:

For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies. Sabina despised literature in which people give away all kinds of intimate secrets about themselves and their friends. A man who loses his privacy loses everything, Sabina thought. And a man who gives it up of his own free will is a monster.


--Michael Novak
--Louis D. Brandeis
--Lewis Mumford
--Marshall McLuhan
--Norman Lamm
--Edward V. Long
--Erik Qualman
--Nick Harkaway
--Isaac Asimov
--Rod Humble
--Andrew Curry
--Ron Paul
--Nick Harkaway
--William O. Douglas
--Edward Snowden
--Paul Scofield
--Tim Cook
--Reid Hoffman
--Tim Cook
--Pete Cashmore
--Melissa Harris-Perry
--Robert A. Heinlein
--Benjamin Franklin
--Gabriel García Márquez

--David Sedaris
--Anthony Burgess
--Fernando Pessoa
--Banksy
--Annabel Pitcher
--George Clooney
--Don DeLillo
--Katherine Neville
--William O. Douglas
--Earl Warren

--Gore Vidal
--Nancy E. Willard
--Jane Yolen

--Robert Hughes
--Paul Babicki
--Marty Rubin
--Abhi Raynott
--Michael Bassey Johnson
--Sarvesh Jain
--Josh Hawley
--Josh Hawley
--Amit Kalantri
--Amit Kalantri

--Abhijit Naskar
--Abhijit Naskar
--Abhijit Naskar
--Jaron Lanier
--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

--Philip Wyeth
--Christopher Manske
--Marty Rubin
--Lailah Gifty Akita
--A.D. Aliwat

--Marty Rubin
--James Boswell
--Maria Boria
--Khang Kijarro Nguyen
--Ken Auletta
--Bernard Kelvin Clive
--Jarett Kobek
--Kurt Seapoint
--Kevin D. Mitnick
--Abby Geni
--Cliff Stearns
--Shawn Wayans
--William Joseph Brennan Jr.
--Edward Snowden
--Glenn Greenwald
--Salil Shetty
--Marshawn Lynch
--Rand Paul
--Janet E. Smith
--Dan Piraro
--Alma Adams
--Franklin Foer
--Rosangel Perez
--Bill Gates
--Tim Berners-Lee
--Alycia Debnam Carey
--Katherine Neville
--Benjamin Wittes
--Douw Prinsloo
--Josh Cohen
--Abdallah Shawaf
--Jennifer Ritchie Payette
--Jason Dias
--Lionel Shriver
--Phil Zimmermann
--Rosie Perez
--Johannes Grenzfurthner
--Robert Browning
--Stephen King
--Norman Macdonald
--Edward Snowden
--Edmund Getty
--Kazuo Ishiguro
--Geoffrey Fisher
--William O. Douglas
--Rev. Robert Baird
--Paul Mcmullan
--Lee Rainie
--Leslie Becker-Phelps
--Lee Rainie
--Horace
--Lee-Ma-Koang
--Unknown Author

Longer Version:

The privacy that older generations once enjoyed is now the stuff of nostalgia. Younger people have a different understanding of what it entails. Those who grew up being able to stay in constant touch with their friends have come of age and are reshaping the world accordingly. We live in times when a personal relationship can be jettisoned because a digital message goes unanswered for a few minutes too long, where couples announce their decisions to divorce on Instagram.


--William Shakespeare
--Oliver Smith
--Albert Camus
--Scott Mcnealy
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

--Davey Winder
--Virginia Woolf
--Edward Snowden
--Cory Doctorow
--Mikko Hypponen
--Sonreal
--Jonathan Nolan
--Alexander Theroux
--Marissa Mayer
--Helen McCloy
--Edward Snowden
--Ann-Margret
--Terrell Suggs
--Zoe Quinn
--Martin Cooper
--P. S. Jagadeesh Kumar
--Sheila Matharu

Longer Version:

Ok, fair enough, people have the right to know! But is their right to know more important than my right to safety? Why should I reveal something about myself that will put me in danger? Why do you keep quiet about being a vampire?


--Amanda Seyfried
--Ehsan Sehgal
--James Madison
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