Private

Private may refer to:

  • Private (rank), a military rank
  • Private (missile), a U.S. step rocket
  • Private (band), a Denmark-based band
  • Private (film), a 2004 Italian film
  • Private (novel series), a young-adult book series launched in 2006
    • Private (web series), a web series based on the novel series
  • Private Media Group, a producer of pornography
  • Privately held company
  • Private, a way of encapsulation in object-oriented programming
  • Private, a character from Madagascar

Famous quotes containing the word private:

    There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    Each truth that a writer acquires is a lantern, which he turns full on what facts and thoughts lay already in his mind, and behold, all the mats and rubbish which had littered his garret become precious. Every trivial fact in his private biography becomes an illustration of this new principle, revisits the day, and delights all men by its piquancy and new charm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Old politicians, like old actors, revive in the limelight. The vacancy which afflicts them in private momentarily lifts when, once more, they feel the eyes of an audience upon them. Their old passion for holding the centre of the stage guides their uncertain footsteps to where the footlights shine, and summons up a wintry smile when the curtain rises.
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990)