The best Quotes by Julian Assange

The best Quotes by Julian Assange

Julian Paul Assange (né Hawkins; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006.

Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off.
Journalism should be more like science. As far as possible, facts should be verifiable. If journalists want long-term credibility for their profession, they have to go in that direction. Have more respect for readers.
To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
Democratic societies need a strong media, and WikiLeaks is part of that media.
WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.
Whistleblowers often take very significant efforts to bring us material and often at very significant risks.
Stopping leaks is a new form of censorship.

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We're working on becoming more efficient with our energy usage, but those algorithms use as much energy as the whole country of Denmark.
Frank Thelen - December 2017
Crypto is crashing even harder, with Bitcoin plummeting 67% from its high, which I found really interesting. Because for, like, the past ten years, every single crypto bro I've met has told me that crypto would protect me when the mainstream economy failed.
During 2021 Bitcoin consumed 134 TWh in total, which is comparable to the electrical energy consumed by a country like Argentina.
When the Internet first launched, you had all these newspapers saying that the Internet was only used by bad people, to do bad things and what was the point of it. But the Internet changed everything, just like Bitcoin will.
Everyone knows to be prepared for volatility in crypto, but your tweets this week show a clear disregard for the average working person, as hardworking people have their dreams liquidated over your public temper tantrums.
Anonymous - June 2021, Anonymous Message To Elon Musk
We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel.
Elon Musk - May 2021
If you have less money than Elon [Musk], you should probably watch out.
Bill Gates - February 2021, about investing in Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.
Disappearances are bread-and-butter to journalists.
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So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms - all of them - may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth.
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A good journalist never reveals her sources.
Fabienne Beriot in Lupin - Season 1 Episode 4
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What is it with reporters? You take one person's tragedy and force the world to experience it... spread it like sickness.
Richard Morgan in The Ring
People aren't always very fond of journalists. You know what they say - lies are soft and malleable, but the truth is sharp and inflexible.
The most effective check and balance on government has been an independent press which maintains its credibility by ensuring that its criticism is balanced and based on fact - based indeed on solid journalistic work.
Certain people have wanted to put me behind bars for a long time now. That's part of my work. If I were afraid, I couldn't do what I do.
When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?
Listen to the scientists! Listen to what the facts are!
Joe Biden - May 2020
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Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
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The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
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The truth is more important than the facts.
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Opinions don't affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do if you're rational.
Part-time information and full-time opinions can be very dangerous.
There is no such thing as "truth" or "lies" in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world acknowledge only those "facts" that are convenient to them, and take them to be the "truth".
All the courage in the world cannot alter fact.
Niander Wallace in Blade Runner - 2049
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
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I think relationships are broken up because of the media.
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I try to lie as much as I can when I'm interviewed. It's reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they'll print the truth.
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Television and the media are everywhere and they are taking over so powerfully. They don't shut up for a second. So you are unable to think.
Terry Gilliam - Terry Gilliam's flying circus (2006)
People think that if they read something in the newspaper or see it on TV, it has to be true.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
One should never forget, that society would rather be amused than instructed.
Censorship is saying: "I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine." But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice.
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important.
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I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
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With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek - Season 4 Episode 21
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We change people through conversation, not through censorship.
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Cencorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't cheew it
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022

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