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John Perry Barlow

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Supernatural Filled

I don't know that I believe in the supernatural, but I do believe in miracles, and our time together was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood.

- John Perry Barlow

Own Objects Oxymoron

I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.

- John Perry Barlow

Amendment Cyberspace

In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.

- John Perry Barlow

Love Having Unconditional

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.

- John Perry Barlow

Last Year Diesel Half

If you have the 'Total Information Awareness' project working, it might be relatively easy to find everyone who had bought more than a ton of fertilizer and 500 gallons of diesel in the last year, which would be a great way of spotting potential Tim McVeighs - but it would also spot half the farmers and ranchers in America.

- John Perry Barlow

Process Degree Felt

But generally speaking, I felt to engage in the political process was to sully oneself to such a degree that whatever came out wasn't worth the trouble put in.

- John Perry Barlow

Will Intellectually Bought

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.

- John Perry Barlow

Forward Mean Republican

I mean I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again.

- John Perry Barlow

Technology Treats Routes

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.

- John Perry Barlow

Love Always Novelists

I had always thought that the idea of love at first sight was one of those things invented by lady novelists from the South with three names.

- John Perry Barlow

Technology Tom Blinds

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.

- John Perry Barlow

Power Internet Individual

The Internet amplifies power in all respects. It can grossly exaggerate the power of the individual.

- John Perry Barlow

Data Nation Functions

The Internet may well disempower the nation state, but at the same time, it also strengthens certain specific state functions - like surveillance. As a political entity, it doesn't empower the nation sate. It creates the availability of much more data than the digestive system of the nation state could possibly assimilate.

- John Perry Barlow

Half Outset Futile

It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.

- John Perry Barlow

Think I Think Libertarians

Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government.

- John Perry Barlow

Humor Think I Think

I think that humor is part of what saves us from despair.

- John Perry Barlow

Technology Mind Humane

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.

- John Perry Barlow

Pursuit Most Revelations

Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.

- John Perry Barlow

Church Stratosphere

The stratosphere is my church.

- John Perry Barlow

Waiting Other Gets

So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone.

- John Perry Barlow