49+ Best Privacy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational privacy quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Privacy Quotes

Privacy is one of the biggest problems in this new electronic age. Andy Grove

The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing  or one person  at a time. Maureen Dowd

I’m afraid people can see me through my webcam even though it’s off.

Philip Johnson is a highbrow. A highbrow is a man educated beyond his capacity. His house is a box of glass  not shelter. The meaning of the word shelter includes privacy.

Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the internet. Gary Kovacs

He has never told anyone this story. He doesn’t mind talking to Richard, to Rafe about his past within reason but he doesn’t mean to give away pieces of himself.

The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual. Earl Warren

Women have become trained to be lone soldiers online, knowing that to send up a signal flare for help is more likely to attract enemies than allies. Violet Blue

Six months ago, just having a privacy policy was considered pretty honorable, today, most policies are pretty worthless. Abner Germanow

Political stress is always apt to shrink the private arena and attach it on to the public Robert Hughes

I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building. Edward Snowden

I simply decided once and for all to liberate myself from the anxiety of notoriety and the urge to be a part of that circle of successful people, those who believe they have won who knows what Elena Ferrante

Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun. Pete Cashmore

Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. Elena Ferrante

In a world where everyone is overexposed, the coolest thing you can do is maintain your mystery.

Technology would have long ago made privacy impossible, except that this had only made it more precious and desirable and in the close confines of starship life, respect for another’s privacy had become a powerful tradition. Gene Roddenberry

Without privacy, there was no point in being an individual. Jonathan Franzen

Unlike most people, I kept my mouth shut about the man I was living with. Edna St. Vincent Millay

If it is private, don’t put it on Facebook.

I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.

If it’s on the internet, it isn’t private.

Men are private. This I have learned. They are whole continents of privacy; you can only go to the borders; you can look in but you cannot enter. Niall Williams

We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times, where there are no secrets from government. William O. Douglas

Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite. Marlon Brando

No, I don’t have anything to hide. I just don’t like people looking through my phone

But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and lonely. Megan Whalen Turner

I’m very concerned about the future of free speech given current trends. The demands for governments and companies to censor and monitor internet users are coming from an increasingly diverse set of actors with very legitimate concerns about safety and security. Rebecca Mackinnon

Within perfect walls there is nothing worth protecting. There is, in fact, nothing. And so we exchange privacy for intimacy. Max Barry

There is no country on earth where internet and telecommunications do not face at least some pressure from governments to do things that would potentially infringe on users’ right s to free expressions and privacy. Rebecca MacKinnon

And so we exchange privacy for intimacy. We gamble with it, hoping that by exposing ourselves, someone will find a way in. This is why the human animal will always be vulnerable: because it wants to be. Max Barry

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. Mitchell Kapor

When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else. David Brin

I don’t like showing my privacy online. Eduardo Saverin

All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

At one point I thought changing my name might help with privacy, but that was before the internet. Olivia Wilde

There’s something really liberating about having some corner of your life that’s yours, that no one gets to see except you. It’s a little like nudity or taking a dump. Everyone gets naked every once in a while. Everyone has to squat on the toilet. There’s nothing shameful, deviant or weird about either of them. Cory Doctorow

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say Edward Snowden

Either a municipal bog is a private place or it isn’t. If it is a private place in which to shit, how is it not a private place in which to fellate? Stephen Fry

The user in Chin wants the same thing that any internet user wants privacy in conversations, maximum access to information, and the ability to speak their minds online. Rebecca MacKinnon

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be. Edward Snowden

Solitude sometimes is best society. John Milton

If you don’t protect your personal privacy, who will?

Privacy is something you can sell, but you can’t buy it back. Bob Dylan

Regarding social media, I really don’t understand what appears to be the general population’s lack of concern over privacy issues in publicizing their entire lives on the Internet for others to see to such an extent. Axl Rose

I should say the house shelters day dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. Gaston Bachelard

If you care about privacy online, you need to actively protect it. Roger Dingledine

If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine. Fernando Pessoa