"Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Julian Assange on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Julian Assange on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Julian Assange on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Julian Assange on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Julian Assange on Albert Einstein
"I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see."
"In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions."
"We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks."
"If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature."