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Quotes About Privacy

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Benjamin Franklin
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

Audrey Hepburn
“I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel."

(Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953)”
Audrey Hepburn

Henry David Thoreau
“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life

John Milton
“Solitude sometimes is best society.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

C.S. Lewis
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

David Sedaris
“If you read someone else's diary, you get what you deserve.”
David Sedaris

Stephen King
“Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.”
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

Greta Garbo
“I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.”
Greta Garbo, Garbo

Anthony Burgess
“To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.”
Anthony Burgess, Homage To Qwert Yuiop: Essays

Paul Tillich
“Language ... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.”
Paul Tillich, The Eternal Now

Chuck Palahniuk
“Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia

Carson McCullers
“She wished there was some place where she could go to hum it out loud. Some kind of music was too private to sing in a house cram fall of people. It was funny, too, how lonesome a person could be in a crowded house.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

David Brin
“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”
David Brin

Fernando Pessoa
“If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine.”
Fernando Pessoa, Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Criss Jami
“What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”
Criss Jami

James Madison
“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the constituents.”
James Madison, Letters and Other Writings of James Madison Volume 3

Virginia Woolf
“I want someone to sit beside after the day's pursuit and all its anguish, after its listening, and its waitings, and its suspicions. After quarrelling and reconciliation I need privacy - to be alone with you, to set this hubbub in order. For I am as neat as a cat in my habits.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Gaston Bachelard
“I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Vera Nazarian
“In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Don DeLillo
“I'm not reclusive at all. Just private.”
Don DeLillo

Annabel Pitcher
“I stared up at the sky and raised my middle finger, just in case God was watching. I don't like being spied on.”
Annabel Pitcher, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

José Saramago
“blindness is a private matter between a person and the eyes with which he or she was born.”
José Saramago, Blindness

Susan Beth Pfeffer
“I have no privacy. But I feel so alone.”
Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It

Marlon Brando
“Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.”
Marlon Brando

Stephen King
“No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.”
Stephen King, Firestarter

Katherine Neville
“Privacy - like eating and breathing - is one of life's basic requirements.”
Katherine Neville

Louis D. Brandeis
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

[Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928) (dissenting)]”
Louis D. Brandeis

Toba Beta
“Stranger: Do you believe in Jesus, my friend?
Foreigner: O yes, I do but who the hell are you?”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

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