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Mary Chapin Carpenter. Photo by Russ Harrington

Anonymity is the fame of the future.—John Boyle O’Reilly

Everyone thinks I’m psychotic, except for my friends deep inside the earth.—Anonymous

Anonymity is the truest form of altruism.—Eric Gibson

I started at the bottom, and it’s been downhill ever since.—Anonymous

You never appreciate anonymity until you don’t have it anymore.—Jason Priestley

To err is human. To forgive is unusual.--Anonymous

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.—Oscar Wilde

If you’re going to be blue, be bright blue!—Anonymous

Anonymity is an abused privilege, abused most by people who mistake vitriol for wisdom and cynicism for wit.—Danny Wallace

Out to lunch: If not back by five, out for dinner, also.—Anonymous

Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.—John Paul Stevens

Learn from your parents’ mistakes; use birth control.—Anonymous

Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20thand 21stcentury, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition goes back to the Bible.—Joe Klein

I love my country. It’s the government that scares me. Anonymous

Anonymity is no excuse for stupidity.—Albert Einstein

If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.—Anonymous

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and waste its fragrance on the desert air.—Jane Austen

We’re a nonprofit company. It didn’t start out that way, but it happened.—Anonymous

Anonymity breeds meanness.—Sam Altman

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.—Anonymous

Anonymity, in some cases a key civil liberty, also enables society’s worst actors.—Wil Wheaton

You need to learn to accept imperfection . . . and I can help you with that.—Anonymous

Anonymity breeds irresponsibility.—Masi Oka

I’m not a complete idiot; some parts are missing.—Anonymous

I’ve always said fame is fleeting, but anonymity can last a lifetime.—Joe Johnston

I have one speed and this is it.—Anonymous

I sacrificed my anonymity for my father, whereas he sacrificed me for his fame.—Jeff Buckley

Marriage is when a man and a woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.--Anonymous

The problem with losing your anonymity is that you can never go back.—Marla Maples

I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?—Anonymous

I came from anonymity, and I will continue to write as a private pursuit.—W. G. Sebald

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.—Anonymous

Anonymity is the enemy of civility.—Seth Godin

Honk if you love peace and quiet.—Anonymous

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