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"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people." - Bruce Schneier

"Scratch my back with a hack saw!" - Mike Lange

"Some people can hack it, others can't." - Anonymous

"A multithreaded file system is only a performance hack." - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

"Hack Days were initially started for Yahoo employees." - David Filo

"Some maniac butcher is trying to hack away your balls." - Alice Cooper

"I don't know a lot of agents like Al Hack." - Mark Rydell

"I'm severely overrated. I'm just above a hack." - Chris Rock

"Tip to all British tabloids: Do Not Hack Amy Winehouse's Phone. I repeat: Do Not Hack Amy Winehouse's Phone." - Jonah Goldberg

"If the world is made of language, then you can hack it in the sense that you can hack code." - Terence Mckenna

"Some brains are easy to hack into, and other brains are nearly impossible to hack into because they are so complex." - Keith Barry

"If the North wanted to hack anything in the world, anything in the world, really, they are going to go hack a movie? Really?!" - Dennis Rodman

"I'm severely overrated. I'm just above a hack. That should be the name of my new DVD: 'Chris Rock: Slightly Above Hack'." - Chris Rock

"The boy's (Hack Wilson) got talent and desire, but he ain't got no neck." - John Mcgraw

"To call me a partisan hack is ludicrous. I am the least partisan person I know." - Tucker Carlson

"Stan Hack has as many friends in baseball as Leo Durocher has enemies" - Gabby Hartnett

"Being fearless precisely when you are most scared is the best hack." - James Altucher

"That is the limit of IMDb. You can get into any IMDb page and hack stuff." - Alexandre Aja

"I think if you steal well, you're a genius. If you copy badly, you're a hack." - Greg Proops

"Jeff, you bloated hack! Your jokes are so old, they know who George Hamilton is." - Greg Giraldo

"I'm still a really shitty programmer, but I know enough to hack a prototype together." - Dennis Crowley

"The biggest PR hack you can do, is not hire a PR firm." - Sam Altman

"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential." - Bruce Lee

"Shigure: "What's in the camera? Huh? Huh? What is it?" Hatori: "Quiet, you hack." - Natsuki Takaya

"If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?" - Aaron Allston

"I take policy seriously; I'm not just trying to be a political hack." - Dave Brat

"Ronald Reagan was a dim hack who did horrible damage to almost everything he touched." - Charlie Pierce

"It always seemed much better to be a writer - a Real Writer - than a successful hack." - Edmund White

"A fool who has a flash of wit creates astonishment and scandal, like hack-horses setting out to gallop." - Nicolas Chamfort

"What a slave art thou to hack thy sword as thou hast done, and then say it was in fight!" - William Shakespeare

"I just couldn't make the grade as a hack-that, like everything else, requires a certain practiced excellence." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I was so shocked when Donald Trump publicly invited Putin to hack into Americans. That is just unacceptable." - Hillary Clinton

"[people] very fact that it's decentralized makes it literally impossible to try to hack or rig the results." - Audie Cornish

"It sure looks like [Vladimir] Putin did this [hack DNS site]. And we all need to take this seriously." - E. J. Dionne

"You have to make sure there's a lock on your phone because people can hack into your Twitter so fast." - Jordan Francis

"I just couldn't make the grade as a hack - that, like everything else, requires a certain practiced excellence." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"In the absence of big budgets, start-ups learned how to hack the system to build their companies." - Micah Baldwin

"Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world." - Vincent Canby

"The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly." - Vance Packard

"I never really drove a cab, but I do have a hack license in case of emergencies - like no money." - Harry Chapin

"I'm very proud of being a hack. It's why I've lived as long as I have, I think." - Stan Lee

"We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down." - Murray Kempton

"Me, I'm just a hack. I'm just a schlep-per. I just do what I can do." - Bette Midler

"I get hired to hack into computers now and sometimes it's actually easier than it was years ago." - Kevin Mitnick

"The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not." - Paul Westerberg

"When you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax," - Robert Moses

"I know Donald's [Trump] very praiseworthy of Vladimir Putin, but Putin is playing a really tough, long game here. And one of the things he's done is to let loose cyber attackers to hack into government files, to hack into personal files, hack into the Democratic National Committee. And we recently have learned that, you know, that this is one of their preferred methods of trying to wreak havoc and collect information." - Hillary Clinton

"Wake up in the morning and say, 'I refuse to be a hack,' and see what happens by the end of the day." - Dan Harmon

"It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack." - Adrienne Rich

"Y'know, we're all wasting our time writing this hack science fiction! You wanta make real money, you gotta start a religion!" - L Ron Hubbard

"This is systems security for the Central Intelligence Agency. We would like to know why you are attempting to hack one of our classified databases." - Dan Brown

"(The Hack-A-Shaq is) just a way of telling me that you can't stop me. Thank you. I appreciate it." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Any hack can safely rail away at foreign powers beyond the sea; but a good writer is a critic of the society he lives in." - Edward Abbey

"Sometimes the entire thing comes out in one burst. Sometimes you hack away at a thing for years before you get something that satisfies you." - David Crosby

"We could live like counts. ... If all that money is out there, I might as well hack a little on the side and put the novel off." - William Faulkner

"Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Huh? Windows was designed to keep the idiots away from Unix so we could hack in peace. Let's not break that." - Tom Christiansen

"Careful amidst the careless, amongst the sleeping wide-awake, the intelligent man leaves them all behind, like a race-horse does a mere hack." - Gautama Buddha

"No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long term if you don't have a sufficiently good product." - Sam Altman

"I have no trouble selling out-I'm a benevolent hack, in a certain way-but I want to pander for something I believe in." - Harold Ramis

"Every morning I walk by a funeral home, and that's my productivity hack for how to make sure your to-do list is properly prioritized." - Anil Dash

"Every time [Chris Bryant] asks a question I become more and more baffled why anyone would want to hack his phone and listen to his messages" - Nick Clegg

"I have no trouble selling out-I'm a benevolent hack, in a certain way-but I want to pander for something I believe in." - Harold Ramis

"If you only stand up for speech you approve of, you're a hack. If you only stand up for speech that everyone approves of, you're a coward." - Glenn Reynolds

"[Hillary Clinton] is also reckless. So reckless, in fact, that she put her emails on an illegal server that our enemies could easily hack and probably have." - Donald Trump

"[Hackers] did not stop. They - they came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly." - Donna Brazile

"Hacking is very interesting. Once they hack, if you don't catch them in the act, you're not going to catch them." - Donald Trump

"If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG." - Jack Nicholson

"The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, For want of fighting was grown rusty, And ate into itself, for lack Of somebody to hew and hack." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Pilgrim gets 1 hacked daughter, And all we get are 40 hack reporters, Uptown 100 skirts are bleeding, And Mr. Evangilist says She's hit, ev'ry little bit." - Nick Cave

"Do not beg me by knees or by parents you dog! I only wish I were savagely wrathful enough to hack up your corpse and eat it raw" - Homer

"By combining elements such as hypnosis, magic, neurolinguistic programming and psychology, I can make it appear that I can hack into people's brains." - Keith Barry

"I am essentially a hack, a commercial person. If I had a hobby, I would immediately make money on it or abandon it." - Orson Welles

"I spend a fair amount of time on my computer, but I don't hack into anything. I have to open the manual and follow instructions." - Jason Ritter

"I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading." - Vladimir Nabokov

"It can pay off, being a hack. Given the depraved state of American culture, a slick dude can make millions being a hack. But even if you succeed, you lose, because you've sold out your Muse, and your Muse is you, the best part of yourself, where your finest and only true work comes from." - Steven Pressfield

"I know a little about Hack (Wilson) because his picture is next to my locker. I am lucky to be there at the right time. People will now remember two guys, Hack Wilson and myself, and the season is not over yet." - Sammy Sosa

"It can pay off, being a hack. Given the depraved state of American culture, a slick dude can make millions being a hack. But even if you succeed, you lose, because you've sold out your Muse, and your Muse is you, the best part of yourself, where your finest and only true work comes from." - Steven Pressfield

"It can pay off, being a hack. Given the depraved state of American culture, a slick dude can make millions being a hack. But even if you succeed, you lose, because you"ve sold out your Muse, and your Muse is you, the best part of yourself, where your finest and only true work comes from." - Steven Pressfield

"We need to hack up the person responsible for this bad connection....hack him up in front of his children. We need to cut off his face and wear it and go on a really tightly budgeted shopping spree in stores that don't exist yet." - Charlie Sheen

"So in my sophomore year, I took a senior anatomy class. I thought anatomy - being the thing that I should be most interested in - and if I could hack, as we called it, a senior class, I would continue. I didn't hack the senior class." - James Earl Jones

"I think the game has gotten better. (The two-ref system) keeps players from taking cheap shots behind the play. I never thought I'd like it, considering the way I like to hack." - Brian Skrudland

"You're not being paid by how hard you work, but by what you accomplish. If you can't hack it, pack it. Our challenge today is to look forward, to write our own history." - William A. Connelly

"Pouter, tumbler, and fantail are from the same source; The racer and hack may be traced to one Horse; So men were developed from monkeys of course, Which nobody can deny." - Bill Vaughan

"Theres no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty." - Patrick Stump

"To certain temperaments, especially when previously agitated by any deep feeling, there is perhaps nothing more exasperating, andwhich sooner explodes all self-command, than the coarse, jeering insolence of a porter, cabman, or hack-driver." - Herman Melville

"There are stories you build and there are stories you construct; then there are the stories that you hack out of rock removing all the things that are not the story." - Neil Gaiman

"My sobriety isn't up for discussion, but as for vices, I seem to hack away at them with my invisible machete from dawn till dusk. The vice of 'more' is an ongoing theme." - Anthony Kiedis

"Grief, I swear to God, doesn't live in the heart. It lives in the senses. And sometimes, all I want to do is cut off my nose so I can't smell her, hack my fingers off at the joint." - Dennis Lehane

"Here. (Zarek) What is it? (Astrid) Arsenic and vomit. (Zarek) Really? And yet you managed to hack that up so quietly. Who knew? Thanks. I"ve never had vomit before. I'm sure it's extra special. (Astrid)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I'm dominant every night. I come in every night and get beat up. I never make a face when they try to flagrant or hack-a-Shaq me, because I'm not from this planet. Earthlings don't faze me." - Shaquille O'Neal

"The gods confound the man who first found out How to distinguish hours! Confound him, too, Who in this place set up a sun-dial, To cut and hack my days so wretchedly Into small portions." - Plautus

"I didn't know that being in a relationship meant you had to be nice. I thought it meant you had to hack away at the other person until they were beaten down and then were too afraid to leave." - Roseanne Barr

"We hack everyone everywhere. We like to make a distinction between us and the others. But we are in almost every country in the world. We are not at war with these countries." - Edward Snowden

"Here. (Zarek) What is it? (Astrid) Arsenic and vomit. (Zarek) Really? And yet you managed to hack that up so quietly. Who knew? Thanks. I've never had vomit before. I'm sure it's extra special. (Astrid)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Rule 1. You can't tell where a program is going to spend its time. Bottlenecks occur in surprising places, so don't try to second guess and put in a speed hack until you've proven that's where the bottleneck is" - Rob Pike

"A hack writer who would have been considered fourth rate in Europe, who tried out a few of the old proven 'sure-fire' literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy." - William Faulkner

"O Time! Why dost not pause? Thy scythe so dirty With rust, should surely cease to hack and hew. Reset it; shave more smoothly, also slower, If but to keep thy credit as a mower." - Lord Byron

"Americans hack everyone everywhere. We like to make a distinction between us and the others. But we are in almost every country in the world. We are not at war with these countries." - Edward Snowden

"The Russians didn't hack the DNC servers. The Russians didn't interfere in the election [2016]. And if you get a Democrat in the know to sit down and honestly tell you off the record, they'll admit it." - Rush Limbaugh

"It's been reported - in fact, The New York Times has reported that intelligence agencies have told the White House that they now have, quote, "high confidence" that the Russian government was behind the hack." - Terry Gross

"The reason I said the Internet is dangerous is that a couple smart guys could hack into a computer and shut down the Eastern seaboard if they wanted to. It's a terrible, out-of-control thing." - John Mellencamp

"Donald Trump has encouraged Russians to cyber-hack the United States to give him an edge in an election. And that just shows how serious and seriously misguided Donald Trump is." - Tim Kaine

"The information hack contains facts discovered by the FBI in doing background checks for people seeking positions with the federal government. It's a treasure trove which can easily be used for blackmail and other reasons by the enemy." - Donald Trump

"Poor-country surf communities can be complex and, to some extent, leveling. The fisherman's kid is competing head to head with the plutocrat's gilded son. Your father can't buy you a good frontside hack." - William Finnegan

"Novelists who get shitty about screenwriting invariably can't do it, or they can't hack it in the world of what's really, in truth, very bold and very public enterprise." - William Monahan

"Pouter, tumbler and fantail are from the same source; The racer and hack may be traced to one horse; So men were developed from monkeys of course, Which nobody can deny." - Charles Neaves

"Jack: You'll have to compromise, smile, concern yourself with your public image, measure your words as carefully as possible... and turn yourself into a dutiful party hack! Never mind, Nigel, never mind." - Dennis Potter

"Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back." - Dr. Seuss

"Painting consumes labour not disproportionate to its effect; but a fellow will hack half a year at a block of marble to make something in stone that hardly resembles a man. The value of statuary is owing to its difficulty." - Samuel Johnson

"Be afraid of the Chinese. I mean, the Chinese shoot down satellites in space; they hack into Google's computers; the Osama bin Laden people can't make their underwear blow up." - Francis Fukuyama

"It took many years to accept that fantasy is the fuel for my storytelling passion, and without that, I really am a hack, writing for money or approval rather than for the pure delight of storytelling." - Kelley Armstrong

"No nose hair. Ever. You'd be surprised at all the little twigs sticking out. I just can't get it. How can you see that and not just want to hack it off?" - Kyan Douglas

"Actually I like the idea of being a Renaissance hack. If tombstones were still in style, I would want to have the two words chiseled right under my name." - Dennis Flanagan

"John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich." - Matt Taibbi

"I love to play guitar and hack around. I was in a band when I was in high school. I never learned to play very well, but I enjoyed it." - John F Kerry

"I always give the encore over to chaos, so people can yell out requests and I can hack my way through a song that I don't really know anymore." - Liz Phair

"Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that." - Mary Pickford

"Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not." - Frederick Pollock

"The idea of being in the State Department was exciting. On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics. If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack." - Elliot Richardson

"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive." - Kevin Mitnick

"I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business." - Helen Reddy

"I used to love Woody Allen but feel he's become a hack as a director. 'Bullets Over Broadway' is the only film of his I've enjoyed in the last 10 years." - Douglas Wood

"There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty." - Patrick Stump

"I get hired by companies to hack into their systems and break into their physical facilities to find security holes. Our success rate is 100%; we've always found a hole." - Kevin Mitnick

"And it's not that going out for a hack is wrong or bad, I certainly don't view it as that; it's just that there's something about the dressage, being put through your paces, that makes you better." - Julia Ormond

"It seems the best work I do is when I am really allowing the unconscious to rule the page and then later I can go back and hack around and make sense of things..." - Aimee Bender

"When I became a standup comic, my hero, one of them, was Richard Pryor, and you know, I think that comedians, like, comedians talk about hacks, and what a hack is, is someone who does stuff that's not original." - Artie Lange

"There is not a scintilla of evidence that the Russians even are responsible for the leak of all of those John Podesta emails to WikiLeaks. You may think that you've heard all these intelligence people running around saying that they have concluded that the Russians were trying to hack this and trying to hack that. That use of the word "conclusion," by the way, is kind of like the use of the word "claimed" by the Drive-By Media." - Rush Limbaugh

"Hatred is like a long, dark shadow. Not even the person it falls upon knows where it comes from, in most cases. It is like a two-edged sword. When you cut the other person, you cut yourself. The more violently you hack at the other person, the more violently you hack at yourself. It can often be fatal. But it is not easy to dispose of. Please be careful, Mr.Okada. It is very dangerous. Once it has taken root in your heart, hatred is the most difficult think in the world to shake off." - Haruki Murakami

"When Wikileaks came out ... never heard of Wikileaks, never heard of it. When Wikileaks came out, all I was just saying is, "Well, look at all this information here, this is pretty good stuff." They tried to hack the Republican, the RNC, but we had good defenses. They didn't have defenses, which is pretty bad management. But we had good defenses, they tried to hack both of them. They weren't able to get through to Republicans. No, I found it very interesting when I read this stuff and I said, "Wow." It was just a figure of speech. I said, "Well, look at this. It's good reading."" - Donald Trump

"Hey, Barack Obama had to give up his Blackberry. He's the first wired president. ... He might have to give his Blackberry because of security reasons. Because they're easy to hack into. In fact, when Obama heard he might have to give it up, he said, 'OMG! WTF?' I mean, he couldn't believe it." - Jay Leno

"And did you have to hack his arms off?" "Yes, I did. He wouldn't go through the door." "You say it like you're proud of it." I was proud of it. It was an example of quick thinking in a difficult situation." - Ilona Andrews

"Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches sabbath or a portrait of the devil; but only a great painter can make such a thing really scare or ring true. That's because only a real artist knows the anatomy of the terrible, or the physiology of fear." - H P Lovecraft

"When we talk about computer network exploitation, computer network attack, we're not just talking about your home PC. We're talking about your cell phone, and we're also talking about internet routers themselves. The NSA is attacking the critical infrastructure of the internet to try to take ownership of it. They hack the routers that connect nations to the internet itself." - Edward Snowden

"You shouldn't send an email from a computer that's associated with you if you don't want it to be tracked back to you. You don't want to hack the power plant from your house if you don't want them to follow the trail back and see your IP address." - Edward Snowden

"It is hard to write a simple definition of something as varied as hacking, but I think what these activities have in common is playfulness, cleverness, and exploration. Thus, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness. Activities that display playful cleverness have "hack value"." - Richard Stallman

"Life is a phenomenon sui generis, a primal fact in its own right, like energy. Cut flesh or wood how you like, hack at them in a baffled fury-you cannot find life itself, you can only see what it built out of the lifeless dust." - Donald C. Peattie

"I think anyone who's not as good a writer as me is absolutely a hack, and I think anybody who's a slightly better writer than me is brilliant. So of course that makes me a horrible critic when it comes to books, because I can't distance my own experience from what I'm doing." - Chuck Klosterman

"And did you have to hack his arms off?" "Yes, I did. He would' go through the door." "You say it like you're proud of it." I was proud of it. It was an example of quick thinking in a difficult situation." - Ilona Andrews

"In this millennium that we live in, the 'Hack-a-Shaq'has proven not to work. It might work a couple games every now and then, but when it comes to the playoffs or a championship series, it doesn't work - not at all." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Once the Hack-a-Shaq works once, you know I'm going to see it again. The only thing worse for basketball than that defense is the Lack-a-Shaq offense, where I have to go to the bench because of foul trouble. There is no fun in that." - Shaquille O'Neal

"It's sometimes discouraging to see all of a director's movies, because there's so much repetition. The auteurists took this to be a sign of a director's artistry, that you could recognize his movies. But it can also be a sign that he's a hack." - Pauline Kael

"Death is not necessarily what gives meaning to life LIFE gives meaning to life, and what we do with life, which is to create knowledge like music, art, science To this end, I believe intelligent life might be evolution's secret weapon: the ultimate hack that might help us transcend entropy." - Jason Silva

"You can't kill the past by denying the past. You can kill it only by making it obsolete. And even in that, you have to find honor in the past. You can't hack off pieces of yourself, and expect them to grow again." - Jeff Buckley

"Some party hack decreed that the people had lost the government's confidence and could only regain it with redoubled effort. If that is the case, would it not be be simpler, If the government simply dissolved the people And elected another?" - Bertolt Brecht

"There are organizations like Southern Poverty Law Center, there are some private investigators that work for the Republican Establishment, that actually use technology to hack into your phone. ... Secure your phone. Black Phone by the makers of Silent Circle is probably the most secure phone out there." - Matt Shea

"I think nobody can get me out. I've got a pretty good idea of what I want to hit. If I get my pitch, I'm going to get a hack in. And if I don't get you this time, I'll get you next time. I'm not saying I'm better than anybody, but I am saying that nobody is better than me." - Carlos Delgado

"I've always sort of marveled at our ability to chat and match, because of, I come, honestly I think of myself of as a little bit of hack, and think like that, and I think of her [Mia Michaels] as an artist." - Adam Shankman

"[Donald Trump] said, "Maybe the Russians could find those [Hillary Clinton's] emails - and if the Russians find 'em, please give them to the media." Well, I don't know how you get there from here, but the media then reported that Trump was encouraging the Russians to hack the Hillary campaign and produce the evidence to the media." - Rush Limbaugh



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