Quotations on Privacy

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Writing can sometimes be exploitative. I like to take a few steps of remove in order to respect the privacy of the subject. If readers make the link, they have engaged with the poem.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Order, Privacy, Respect, Writing)

The Oscar changed everything. Better salary, working with better people, better projects, more exposure, less privacy.
- Kathy Bates
(Keywords: People, Privacy, Projects)

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Rights, Giving, Privacy, Taxes)

I don't mind talking about my two daughters, but I don't feel comfortable denying them their privacy.
- Tom Bergeron
(Keywords: Daughters, Mind, Privacy, Talking)

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Act, Debate, Privacy, Public, Years)

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Anger, Music, Sex, Culture, Privacy, Sweetness)

I'm learning to accept the lack of privacy as the real downer in my profession.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: Learning, Privacy, Profession)

The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Keywords: Home, Heart, Constitution, Intimacy, Privacy, Protection, Relationships, Right)

Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Life, Privacy, Senators)

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: God, End, Fight, Privacy, Want)

At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy.
- Bill Bruford
(Keywords: People, Day, End, Privacy, Want)

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: People, Privacy, Respect)

Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Decision, Abortion, Adulthood, Americans, Constitution, Privacy, Right)

I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Work, Limitations, Needs, Privacy, Self, Writer)

The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Society, Faces, Privacy, Slander)

I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people.
- Phil Crane
(Keywords: Government, People, First, Rights, Privacy, Respect, Security)

The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection.
- William M. Daley
(Keywords: Actions, Internet, Privacy, Protection, Today)

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.
- Christopher Dodd
(Keywords: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone.
- Luke Ford
(Keywords: Business, Home, People, Judaism, Privacy, Religious)

Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people.
- Terry Fox
(Keywords: Time, People, Privacy, Talk)

The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security.
- Louis Freeh
(Keywords: People, American, Privacy, Safety, Security)

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications.
- John Gilmore
(Keywords: Society, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, Privacy, Want)

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.
- Ruth Bader Ginsberg
(Keywords: Control, Abortion, Privacy, Right)

According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen.
- Luis Gutierrez
(Keywords: Health, Americans, Rights, Privacy, Theft, Victims)

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover
(Keywords: Americans, Fishing, Prayer, Privacy, Respect)

For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation.
- David Horowitz
(Keywords: Decision, Beginning, Court, Invention, Nation, Privacy, Right, Years)

It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity.
- Michael Hutchence
(Keywords: Hell, Privacy, Publicity, Self)

Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information.
- Darrell Issa
(Keywords: Computers, People, Control, Being, Information, Privacy, states, United, Want)

I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of.
- Hugh Jackman
(Keywords: Business, Family, Time, Privacy, Worry)

I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain.
- Calvin Klein
(Keywords: Opinion, Privacy, Want)

I've been careful to keep my life separate because it's important to me to have privacy and for my life not to be a marketing device for a movie or a TV show. I'm worth more than that.
- Lisa Kudrow
(Keywords: Life, Marketing, Privacy, Worth)

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Legal, Law, Privacy, Right)

As a result of this article, I was invited to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Committee, Law, Privacy, Result, Senate)

Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
- Edmund Leach
(Keywords: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy. I don't think my own personality is important. I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg
(Keywords: Personality, Privacy, Public)

We must carefully consider card security solutions, such as adding photographs or machine-readable electronic strips, so to prevent further breaches of individual privacy that could result from changes to the design of Social Security Cards.
- Ron Lewis
(Keywords: Design, Cards, Machine, Privacy, Result, Security)

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
- Alice Foote MacDougall
(Keywords: Food, Life, Hardship, Pain, Poverty, Privacy, Spiritual)

This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution.
- Bill Maher
(Keywords: Experience, Thought, Constitution, Fact, Learning, Privacy, Word)

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan
(Keywords: Thought, Idea, Fear, Man, Mind, Privacy, Will)

But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge that a zone of privacy does exist.
- Roger Mudd
(Keywords: Time, Privacy, Zone)

Most journalists now believe that a person's privacy zone gets smaller and smaller as the person becomes more and more powerful.
- Roger Mudd
(Keywords: Now, Privacy, Zone)

People watch me, waiting for me to slip up, so my privacy has gone - but that's a price you pay.
- Samantha Mumba
(Keywords: People, Privacy, Waiting)

If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft.
- Bill Nelson
(Keywords: Act, Identity, Now, Privacy, Theft, Victims)

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Home, Father, Children, End, Posterity, Privacy, Words, World)

I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Government, Society, Purpose, Contradiction, Privacy, Secrecy)

Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.
- Richard Perle
(Keywords: Law, Privacy, Value)

One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
- Mary Pickford
(Keywords: Loss, Man, Privacy, Public)

I particularly recognize that reasonable people can disagree as to what that proper balance or blend is between privacy and security and safety.
- John Pistole
(Keywords: People, Balance, Privacy, Safety, Security)

But what I want to assure and reassure the public is we are concerned about your safety, your security, and your privacy. Let's work together in partnership to ensure that we can have the best way forward.
- John Pistole
(Keywords: Work, Partnership, Privacy, Public, Safety, Security, Want)



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