Quotes about Stalking: A Breach of Personal Privacy
With the increased media and legal attention given to the issue of stalking, many people are taking the time to understand the significance and dangers of the stalking phenomenon, especially with the invasive potential of much of today’s technology. These quotes about stalking provide different insights and perspectives on the issue, including some from victims of stalking.
An interesting aspect of searching for quotes about stalking is that it is a topic essentially not discussed (except in the original context of hunting) until our generation.
As a relatively new social issue, at least from a media perspective, we sometimes wonder about what constitutes stalking. Here are a few observations and quotes about stalking, showing the issue has a number of different meanings to different people:
I think the very word stalking implies that you’re not supposed to like it. Otherwise, it would be called ‘fluffy harmless observation time’.”
There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking.
Often you don’t know whether you’re the hero of a romantic comedy or the villain on a Lifetime special until the restraining order arrives
Fine, I’m a stalker, FINE.
It’s not stalking if you don’t follow them home, right?
“I had taken the photograph from afar (distance being the basic glitch in our relationship), using my Nikon and zoom lens while hiding behind a fake marble pillar. I was hiding because if he knew I’d been secretly photographing him for all these months he would think I was immature, neurotic and obsessive.
I’m an artist.
Artists are always misunderstood.(Thwonk)”
“If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person’s house for a week, it’s considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it’s perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing.”
“Minds that have withered into psychosis are far more terrifying than any character of fiction.”
The subject has now been incorporated into a number of recent books and literary works. It is a plot ploy for unsavory characters and menacing scenarios. The author’s portrayals often seek to put stalking into the category of a distasteful, threatening behavior.
“I always use the same pick-up line: I dial the phone number and when she picks up I say, “So aside from me, are there any other guys you’re talking to right now?” I get some good use out of it before she changes to an unlisted number.”
It’s never too late for stalking
You know, if you’re going to stalk someone, you should be less obvious. For starters, try not to standing in the middle of a field, gawking at your prey
“It’s better to not think about the night and how badly I want her, so I let it sort of stew there in my mind instead. And when I get her all to myself again, I’ll be grateful just to see her smile, just to have her with me.
Even if it’s only for one more night.”
“He had to get inside. It was essential that he know everything, the routes she took, her schedule, and the lay of the land.
The silver moon glowed overhead, mocking him. Somewhere in the trees an owl hooted its laughter at his failure.’
Of course, for many, the issue comes down to how to react to stalking. Most ignore it for a while, become concerned, and then ask the question, “What do I do now?”
“What are you going to do? Are you going to live in the dark, locked in here? Afraid to look out, answer the door, leave? Yes, he’s out there, and he’s clearly not going to leave you alone until one of three things happens: he hurts you and gets arrested, or he makes a mistake and gets arrested, or you stop him.”
“Don’t play his game. Play yours.”
“Over 13 percent of women in college have reported being a victim of stalking during the school year, and one out of every five college women has reported being sexually assaulted. It is simple to talk about statistics. It is more difficult to remember that each number is a victim and represents a daughter, a sister or a friend.”
As you reflect on this sampling of quotes about stalking, it’s worth reflecting on two different perspectives. First, are any of your activities or communications possibly subject to misinterpretation? Secondly, are you being subjected to what might be construed as stalking from a friend or stranger? If either situation is the case, it might call for a change in your situation and/or an effort to address the issue.