Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.

-Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.

Aaron Swartz
There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
Aaron Swartz

There's all sorts of stuff people want to publish anonymously.

Aaron Swartz
Think deeply about things. Don’t just go along because that’s the way things are or that’s what your friends say. Consider the effects, consider the alternatives, but most importantly, just think.
Aaron Swartz

Big stories need human stakes. Aaron Sw

Aaron Swartz
With the death of bin Laden, it's finally time for Congress to bring back the pre-9-11 legal norm, before we decided it was okay to toss out our civil liberties if the 'bad guys' were scary enough.
Aaron Swartz

Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused.

Aaron Swartz
I don’t want to be happy. I just want to change the world.
Aaron Swartz

Now, as far as I know, nobody has ever put up the U.S.'s nuclear missiles on the Internet. I mean, it's not something I've heard about.

Aaron Swartz
I'm not such a nuisance to the world, and the kick I get out of living can, I suppose, justify the impositions I make on it. But when life isn't so fun, well, then I start to wonder. What's the point of going on if it's just trouble for us both? My friends will miss me, I am told.