Ross Ulbricht: The way I see it, we are all players in something that has grown beyond any of us. Rarely do I lift my head long enough to take in just how amazing all of this is.
Ross Ulbricht: I just made 75 grand in bitcoin in the last 90 minutes, babe. Sooner or later someone's gonna come knocking.
Ross Ulbricht: But I learned that when you give people freedom, you don't know what they'll do with it.
Ross Ulbricht: (about Bitcoin) It's like tokens in an arcade. You go into the arcade, you buy the tokens, but nobody knows which tokens you used.
Ross Ulbricht: I have no one to share my thoughts with in physical space.
Ross Ulbricht: Silk road is about something much bigger than thumbing your nose at the man. It's about taking back our Liberty. And as corny as it sounds, I just wanna look back at my life and know that I did something that helped people.
Chris Tarbell: As the NSA puts it, with 2.5 million daily users, Tor's the king of high-security, low-latency Internet anonymity.
Ross Ulbricht: This is my community. and I care about it.
Rick Bowden: You might not know it, but... But dudes are buying and selling narcotics on the computers. There was a reshuffle at work and I got promoted and put into cybercrimes, so... I need someone to show me how to buy dope on YouTube.
Ross Ulbricht: The war on drugs is a farce.
Ross Ulbricht: Until 1967, it was illegal for a white man to marry a black woman in the state of Virginia.
Ross Ulbricht: Julia, look, the average silk road user is college educated, has a laptop and has access to broadband. More than that, there are seller reviews. Baby, buying drugs off of my site is safer than buying 'em on the street.
Ross Ulbricht: Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to change the world.
Rick Bowden: Life is not always black and white, but, you know, things are more complicated than that.
Rick Bowden: Experience matters, Johnny.
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