The only system which is truly secure is one which is switched off and unplugged, locked in a titanium lined safe, buried in a concrete bunker, and is surrounded by nerve gas and very highly paid armed guards. Even then, I wouldn't stake my life on it.— Gene Spafford
Stunning Unplug quotations
There is a part of me that still wants to go out and grab a backpack and unplug - not take a cellphone or even a camera and just get out there and experience the world and travel. I have yet to do that, but someday I hope.
Our lack of intimacy is due to our refusal to unplug and shut off communication from all others so we can be alone with Him.
I find it refreshing to unplug from it for a while.
You kind of forget how deeply you get embedded in it.
We are living in the era of the busybody.
In ancient Greece, if a person wanted guidance, it involved a long, arduous expensive journey to consult the oracle at Delphi. Today, if you want guidance, all you have to do is unplug your ears.
I am not merely a habitual quoter but an incorrigible one.
I am, I may as well face it, more quotatious than an old stock-market ticker-tape machine, except that you can't unplug me.
[Unplugged] was also the cheapest to produce and required the least amount of preparation and work. But if you want to know what it actually cost me, go to Ripley and visit the grave of my son.
You've heard of plug-and-play. This is plug, unplug and play. It's so simple to use, it's unbelievable.
Aeroplane journeys give me quiet time to read and sleep; it's like being unplugged from the earth.
What would a church look like that created space for quietness, that bucked the celebrity trend and unplugged from noisy media, that actively resisted our consumer culture? What would worship look like if we directed it more toward God than toward our own amusement?
Recently a guy was having trouble with his computer.
So he unplugs it, takes it out in the alley, pulls out a gun, and shoots it eight times. Coincidentally, that's how Hillary got rid of her emails.
There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate... I want you to see another side of me, that's free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens. I want you to feel inspired.
We're plugged in 24 hours a day now. We're all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can't unplug from that machine, eventually we're going to become mindless.
Doing nothing means unplugging from the compulsion to always keep ourselves busy, the habit of shielding ourselves from certain feelings, the tension of trying to manipulate our experience before we even fully acknowledge what that experience is.
Hope you don't think this is Billy Joel unplugged. I'm a piano player. I'm already unplugged.
If an audience finds themselves paying attention to how you made your film, you're sunk because that means they're unplugged from your story. What matters is what's unfolding on the screen, not how you put it there. It doesn't matter if it's red triangles or million dollar software if the audience doesn't care.
I am one of the world's dreadful technophobes.
I was on the internet, but it's broken down and I've unplugged it.
I like to [unplug] and enjoy being a human.
I am convinced that not only do children need children's books to fine-tune their brains, but our civilization needs them if we are not going to unplug ourselves from our collective past.
Give yourself the gift of uninterrupted time.
It can be the first hour of your day. Or the last hour. A lunch hour. You want time free from phone calls, visitors, mail, things to read. Unplug the phone if you have to. Lock your door. Put a sign on it that warns people of the consequences of entering. Do what you have to and watch the results. One hour of uninterrupted time can double a person's productivity for the day.
On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me.
I have a new joke today. Martha Stewart's on suicide watch. They had to unplug all of her ovens.
Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn't be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within.
I think that music is a lifestyle that you sort of intravenously plug into and unplug from when you do and don't need it. Some people live it 10 hours a day, some on weekends. It's no more important or non-important than that.
I always tell reporter that you always have to be working.
If you are at a party you can have a good time but if you hear something talking about something new or different that's going on you have to be working. In this business to be at the top of your game you really can't unplug.
In fact, after Donald Trump won, some of the relief of finishing record was to turn off all the politics for a while. There were some songs that had more of the political stuff that we just decided to wait on and put aside. A few weeks after the election, I stopped watching cable news and just unplugged. My way of dealing with the new situation we're in was to just work on something that I care about.
I think we've unplugged and become very apathetic to a lot of things that are happening. There's so much going on and we're sort of disconnected.
Coloring is very relaxing for one thing.
And I think adults like to unplug from technology for awhile and do something tangible with their hands.
There are so many things I would like to say.
However, the most important thing that I do is allow myself to unplug, spend time with the people I love most, and not take the little things for granted.
I wonder if kids growing up now are actually going to have that - if they're ever going to be able to unplug and have that ability to concentrate, or if it's just never going to happen for them. It's a little unnerving, frankly.
I think one of the turning points for me was when my brother recorded the Neil Young MTV "Unplugged" performance from the TV. My brother is eight years older than me and he was starting to get into things like that.
Seeking happiness apart from a right relationship God is like trying to turn on a light that's unplugged.
I remember when TiVO first came out I was all about TiVo.
I came home and that thing was frozen, and I thought 'This is awful. This is the end of the world'. Then I unplugged it, and I plugged it back in, and still frozen. It was paralyzing. I called them. They said, 'Just unplug it longer.' Fixed. But it also taught me I'm an addict.
When I'm with my parents, that's the place I can unplug.
That's the place I can shut down and not worry about work or what's going on. I go home and hang out with them. I sleep more there than any place else ever.