"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."John Perry Barlow on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."John Perry Barlow on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."John Perry Barlow on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."John Perry Barlow on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."John Perry Barlow on Dalai Lama
"They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases."
"Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales."
"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
"The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it."
"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."