Top 35 Binary Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Binary Quotes from famous people such as Janet Mock, Sasha Velour, Jason Fried, William Gaddis, Stacey Abrams, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Like many teens, I struggled with my body and looks, bu

Like many teens, I struggled with my body and looks, but my despair was amplified by the expectations of cisnormativity and the gender binary as well as the impossibly high beauty standards that I, and my female peers, measured myself against.
Janet Mock
A lot of people still have the idea that drag goes from one end of the gender spectrum to the other end of the gender spectrum, and they expect drag queens to be masculine out of drag and hyper-feminine in drag. I think that portrays a lot of binary thinking and, ultimately, a lot of misogyny.
Sasha Velour
Entrepreneurs love to view risk as binary. The more you put on the line, the greater the potential for reward.
Jason Fried
I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
William Gaddis
The transgender community has always been a part of Hawaiian society, where people who don’t conform to the binary system of man/woman, masculine/feminine are accepted or, at minimum, tolerated.
Janet Mock
‘First things first’ might be a cliche, but it’s a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. When it comes to figuring this out for yourself, the careful binary of work or life entirely misses the point.
Stacey Abrams
When media coverage sets up a binary opposition between ‘the accuser’ and ‘the accused,’ there is no longer a victim or even an alleged victim – a flesh and blood person who was harmed by the violent act of another.
Jackson Katz
For too long, history has imposed a binary condition on its black citizens: either nameless or renowned, menial or exceptional, passive recipients of the forces of history or superheroes who acquire mythic status not just because of their deeds but because of their scarcity.
Margot Lee Shetterly
As I started to explore my gender identity, I didn’t know how I could claim the title of ‘feminist’ without subscribing to the gender binary. I thought I had to be a proud woman to be a feminist. Then I came to the realization that I can be proud of women without necessarily identifying as one.
Amandla Stenberg
Bodies have a sex, but gender is a thing we made up, like your star sign or nationality. It doesn’t really say anything about who you are. The destruction of gender binary would free everybody.
Sara Pascoe
To say a scientist is not at all responsible is wrong. But to say that someone who invents a piece of knowledge or technology is responsible for all future uses is ridiculous. It doesn’t have to be that binary.
Astro Teller
I think subsuming political and economic conflicts into some grand ‘clash of civilisations’ theory or ‘the West versus the rest’ binary is a particularly insidious form of ideological deception.
Pankaj Mishra
I would like to see the breakdown of the binary way of looking at gender and sexuality.
This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.
Richard Powers
I think that we’re starting to allow ourselves to imagine that gender doesn’t have to be binary, sexuality doesn’t have to be binary, and you are allowed to choose who you love, how you behave, and how you dress.
Sophie Rundle
If you’ve ever watched someone who is a mother talk on the phone, feed the dog, bounce the baby, it’s just astounding to see someone manage, more or less well, to do all those things. But on a computer, multitasking is really binary. The task is either in the foreground, or it’s not.
Ellen Ullman
Venture capitalists Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital, Steve Jurvetson of DFJ, and Dave McClure of 500 Startups all left their firms following accusations of misconduct.
Emily Chang
Anyone with a child knows that children learn about the world through binary options: up or down, hot or cold, big or little, inside or outside, wet or dry, good or bad, boy or girl, man or woman.
Phyllis Schlafly
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
Satya Nadella
Anything that can unambiguously represent two values – while resisting, just a wee bit, randomly flipping from the state you want retained into the opposite state – can encode binary data.
Edward M. Lerner
We pretend that the brain is binary, like a computer. But it’s not. It’s completely holographic.
Jim Harrison
Transgender women especially feel like we have to fit the binary system to a T in order to not be recognized as trans.
Fallon Fox
The New Horizons Pluto mission will be the first mission to a binary object and will help us understand everything from the origin of Earth’s moon to the physics of mass transfer between binary stars.
Alan Stern
It’s this weird binary where I’m getting media images and narratives thrown at me all the time through something I hold in my hand, and that’s never happened to other generations. But also with this little object in my hand, I have the ability to document police brutality, or post about the Syrian conflict on Twitter.
Amanda Gorman
There’s something problematic with this idea that straight men can be ‘turned’, and the binary of gay and straight and the lack of knowledge of the Kinsey scale.
Courtney Act
Growing up, many of us are taught to place limits on what we can accomplish while on earth. We tend to think of things in binary form: either as possible or, more frequently, impossible.
Clemantine Wamariya
The virtue of binary is that it’s the simplest possible way of representing numbers. Anything else is more complicated. You can catch errors with it, it’s unambiguous in its reading, there are lots of good things about binary. So it is very, very simple once you learn how to read it.
George M. Whitesides
Sadly, in the highest levels of economic thought in government, questions are not tolerated. It is as if we’re dealing with the binary thinking of a fundamentalist religion.
Michael Burry
At its most fundamental, information is a binary choice. In other words, a single bit of information is one yes-or-no choice.
James Gleick
And as a director, you make 1,000 decisions a day, mostly binary decisions: yes or no, this one or that one, the red one or the blue one, faster or slower. And it’s the culmination of those decisions that define the tone of the film and whether or not it moves people.
Jason Reitman
It’s very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, ‘This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.’ And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that.
Hugh Grant
I think, in the United States, we talk about race as a

I think, in the United States, we talk about race as a black and white issue… We’re generally talking about it as if it’s a binary equation whereas, in fact, there’s more than two races and, in fact, those races blend together. There are a lot of different ways that people identify.
Celeste Ng
We are now welcoming a world where fashion is not bogged down by binary gender norms. The trend is moving beyond symbolizing its wearers’ identity or gender. It’s now being accepted by the mainstream as more of a look, both on the catwalk and the high street.
Masaba Gupta
My personal style really started in my teens when I gained purchasing power to actually buy my own damn clothes. For so long, my parents dictated what I wore, which largely was their way of containing me within the gender binary.
Janet Mock
A film is sort of binary – it either works or it doesn’t work. It has nothing to do with how good a job you do. If you bring it up to an adequate level where the audience goes with the movie, then it works, that is all.
George Lucas