"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."John Perry Barlow on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."John Perry Barlow on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."John Perry Barlow on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."John Perry Barlow on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."John Perry Barlow on John F. Kennedy
"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."
"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."