“Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards?”
“Please accept this humble fax. My love for you is without wax.”
“Force a hand, and it will fight you. But convince and mind to think as you want it to think, an you have an ally”
“It is said that in death, all things become clear.”
“Who will guard the guards ? If we're the guards of society, then who will watch us and make sure that we're not dangerous?”
“You can’t jump for the stars if your feet hurt.”
“And when you get where you’re going, you darn well better look great!”
“Ladies and gentlemen.” He [Jabba] sighed. “Meet the kamikaze of computer invaders...the worm.”
“Look, you runny-nosed little runt. You're going to back off right now, or I'm going to rip that safety pin out of your nose and pin your mouth shut.”
“But Susan's thoughts were far removed from the political implications of Digital Fortress. She was still struggling to comprehend its existence. She'd spent her life breaking codes, firmly denying the existence of the ultimate code. Every code is breakable - the Bergofsky Principle! She felt like an atheist coming face to face with God.”
“it is said that in death, all things become clear ”
“Jabba resembled a giant tadpole, like the cinematic creature for whom he was nicknamed, the man was a hairless spheroid. As resident guardian angel of all NSA computer systems, Jabba marched from department to department, tweaking, soldering, and reaffirming his credo that prevention was the best medicine. No NSA computer had ever been infected under Jabba's reign; he intended to keep it that way.”
“An unbreakable code is a mathematical impossibility! He knows that!”
“You can't jump for the stars if your feet hurt. And when you get where you're going, you darn well better look great!”
“Force a hand, and it will fight you. But convince a mind to think as you want it to think, and you have an ally.”
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Siapa yang akan mengawasi sang pengawas?”
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Kto bude strážiť strážcov?”
“the NSA lived by its motto: Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
“Tutto è possibile; l'impossibile richiede soltanto più tempo.”
“was Hale. He glanced toward Node 3, wondering if the cryptographer were watching. “Fuck it,” he grumbled. Below his feet the outline of a recessed trapdoor”
“It came from the world’s first computer – the Mark 1 – a room-size maze of electromechanical circuits built in 1944 in a lab at Harvard University. The computer developed a glitch one day, and no one was able to locate the cause. After hours of searching, a lab assistant finally spotted the problem. It seemed a moth had landed on one of the computer’s circuit boards and shorted it out. From that moment on, computer glitches were referred to as bugs.”
“On the one hand he derived his notion of himself as a lord from people who have had to cringe these many generations to hold on to the odd patch of land that is their only living; and on the other, though half belonging to them, he has been bred up to despise their religion, their language, their poverty, their manners and traditions. A conquering race, in the place of that conquest, is rarely amiable; the conquerors pay less obviously than the conquered, but perhaps in time they pay even more heavily, in the loss of the humane qualities. Hard, arrogant, profit-seeking adventurers flock to the spoil, and the natives, though outwardly civil, contemplate them with a resentment mingled with contempt, while at the same time respecting the face of conquest – acknowledging their greater strength.”
“Dr. Bone Specialist came in, made me stand up and hobble across the room, checked my reflexes, and then made me lie down on the table. He bent my right knee this way and that, up and down, all the way out to the side and in. Then he did the same with my left leg. He ordered X rays then started to leave the room. I panicked. I MUST GET DRUGS.
"What can I take for the pain?" I asked him before he got out the door.
"You can take some over the counter ibuprofen," he suggested. "But I wouldn't take more than nine a day."
I choked. Nine a day? I'd been popping forty. Nine a day? Like hell. I couldn't even go to the bathroom on my own, I hadn't slept in three weeks, and my normally sunny cheery disposition had turned into that of a very rabid dog. If I didn't get good drugs and get them now, it was straight to Shooter's World and then Walgreens pharmacy for me.
"I don't think you understand," I explained. "I can't go to work. I have spent the last four days with my mother who is addicted to QVC, watching jewelry shows, doll shows and make-up shows. I almost ordered a beef-jerky maker! Give me something, or I'm going to use your calf muscles to make the first batch!"
Without further ado, he hastily scribbled out a prescription for some codeine and was gone. I was happy.
My mother, however, had lost the ability to speak.”
“We drove out to Oregon City where the streets are all named after presidents in the order they were elected, so you can't get lost if you are American and you know your presidents.”
“All over America, people were pulling credentials out of their pockets and sticking them under someone else's nose to prove they had been somewhere or done something. And I thought someday everyone in America will suddenly jump up and say, 'I don't take any shit!' and start pushing and cursing and clawing at the man next to him.”
“We know that the war against intelligence is always waged in the name of common sense.”
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