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:

    What, really, is wanted from a neighborhood? Convenience, certainly, an absence of major aggravation, to be sure. But perhaps most of all, ideally, what is wanted is a comfortable background, a breathing space of intermission between the intensities of private life and the calculations of public life.
    Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)

    But the abstract conception
    Of private experience at its greatest intensity
    Becoming universal, which we call “poetry,”
    May be affirmed in verse.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I.- men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep- hole and missing laundry list school.... Every young English professor sees gold in them dirty sheets now. Imagine what they can do with the soiled sheets of four legal beds by the same writer and you can see why their tongues are slavering.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)