In the Maltese Falcon the district attorney tells Sam Spade, “If you have nothing to hide, why are you concerned?”, and Sam answers back, “Everyone has something to hide.”

  • “If I'm not doing anything wrong, then you have no cause to watch me.”
  • “Because the government gets to define what's wrong, and they keep changing the definition.”
  • “Because you might do something wrong with my information.”
  • “Mind if I make a video of you fucking your wife then?”
  • “yeah…, isn't that what Stalin used to say?”
  • “I don't stay up at night hatching terrorist plots, but I still close the blinds and lock my doors.”
  • “Just because you're [not] paranoid doesn't mean they're not [not] out to get you.”
  • “Because we all know no one in government with access to information about us could ever possibly make a mistake or do anything wrong themselves.”