"When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it's a success. It's not popularity for our code but it's success for our goal."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Richard Stallman on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Richard Stallman on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Richard Stallman on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Richard Stallman on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Richard Stallman on Bill Gates
"Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn."
"Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom."
"In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't."
"If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase."
"With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom."