"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John Perry Barlow on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John Perry Barlow on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Perry Barlow on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Perry Barlow on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Perry Barlow on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."