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Censorship quotes by Don Johnson
#1. I am seriously opposed to censorship of any sort. #Quote by Don Johnson
Censorship quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#2. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Censorship quotes by Thomas Hardy
#3. in the month-by-month process of editorial criticism and censorship, Hardy never lost his fierce contempt for all forms of 'tampering with natural truth #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Censorship quotes by Charles Bukowski
#4. If I write badly about blacks, homosexuals and women, it is because of these who I met were that. There are many 'bads' - bad dogs, bad censorship; there are even 'bad' white males. Only, when you write about 'bad' white males, they don't complain about it. And need I say that there are 'good' blacks, 'good' homosexuals and 'good' women? #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Censorship quotes by Akira Kurosawa
#5. The censors were so far gone as to find the following sentence obscene: 'The factory gate waited for the student workers, thrown open in longing.' What can I say? This obscenity verdict was handed down by a censor in response to my script for my 1944 film about a girls' volunteer corps, Ichiban utsukushiku (The Most Beautiful). I could not fathom what it was he found to be obscene about this sentence. Probably none of you can either. But for the mentally disturbed censor this sentence was unquestionably obscene. He explained that the word 'gate' very vividly suggested to him the vagina! For these people suffering from sexual manias, anything and everything made them feel carnal desire. Because they were obscene themselves, everything seen through their obscene eyes naturally became obscene. Nothing more or less than a case of sexual pathology. #Quote by Akira Kurosawa
Censorship quotes by Joe Eszterhas
#6. Joe Lieberman was threatening censorship. What I'm arguing is that if the creative people in Hollywood themselves have a responsibility, have a moral responsibility in terms of smoking, not to show smoking in movies. #Quote by Joe Eszterhas
Censorship quotes by Cory Doctorow
#7. If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be left alone, by the right to explore your weird ideas provided you don't hurt others, then you have common cause with the kids whose web-browsers and cell phones are being used to lock them up and follow them around.
If you believe that the answer to bad speech is more speech - not censorship - then you have a dog in the fight.
If you believe in a society of laws, a land where our rulers have to tell us the rules, and have to follow them too, then you're part of the same struggle that kids fight when they argue for the right to live under the same Bill of Rights that adults have. #Quote by Cory Doctorow
Censorship quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#8. The ultimate form of censorship is assassination. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Censorship quotes by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
#9. Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice. #Quote by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Censorship quotes by Mariusz Szczygiel
#10. The committees scour the bookstores, printing and publishing houses, paying particular attention to secondhand bookstores. There, they requisition countless copies of 'Incautious Maidens' or 'Flames at the Metropole.' So that those who prefer the false view of the world presented in cheap novels will never find refuge again. #Quote by Mariusz Szczygiel
Censorship quotes by Germaine Greer
#11. Once a paper admits any principle of censorship for survival, the we-don't-want-to-do-it-but-we-don't-want-to-lose-the-printer kind of censorship, it jeopardizes the integrity of its editorial principle. It's better to print and be damned, because you'll be damned anyway. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Censorship quotes by Stephen Fry
#12. What other developed democracy has such a ridiculous and squalid history of intolerance? From the imprisonment and roasting of heretics, witches and poachers, to the censorship of literature, art and television: from St Alban through Wilde, Joyce and Lawrence I think we can point with pride to as grim a catalogue of intemperate, bigoted repression as any nation on earth ... #Quote by Stephen Fry
Censorship quotes by Walter Moers
#13. There were adventure stories supplied with cloths for mopping your brow, thrillers containing pressed leaves of soothing valerian to be sniffed when the suspense became too great, and books with stout locks sealed by the Atlantean censorship authorities ("Sale permitted, reading prohibited!"). One shop sold nothing but 'half' works that broke off in the middle because their author had died while writing them; another specialised in novels whose protagonists were insects. I also saw a Wolperting shop that sold nothing but books on chess and another patronised exclusively by dwarfs with blond beards, all of whom wore eye-shades. #Quote by Walter Moers
Censorship quotes by Margaret Cho
#14. It's always considered bad taste to comment on a tragedy right when it's happening, but I love when something is considered too soon to talk about because then you can blast past that social censorship to get into something real. #Quote by Margaret Cho
Censorship quotes by Marty Rubin
#15. Only a free hand can draw a free line. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Censorship quotes by F. LaGard Smith
#16. If there is anything that the ACLU hates more than censorship, it is any form of public religious expression. #Quote by F. LaGard Smith
Censorship quotes by William O. Douglas
#17. Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Censorship quotes by John Christopher
#18. As Pa said, censorship encouraged people to believe nonsense. #Quote by John Christopher
Censorship quotes by John McGahern
#19. Dark, was banned by the Irish state censor for obscenity. The story was set, as so much of McGahern's later fiction would be, in isolated rural Ireland and dealt with the bleak consequences of parental and clerical child abuse. On the instructions of the Archbishop of Dublin, McGahern was sacked from his job as a primary school teacher. He later left the country. Despite these apparent setbacks, McGahern's literary friends reassured him that all this was a wonderful opportunity in terms of publicity and sales. Remember Joyce and Beckett being forced overseas? This was Irish literary history repeating itself, and preparations were soon being made to mount a campaign against the anachronistic and widely derided censorship laws with McGahern as the figurehead.
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McGahern agreed that the situation was indeed absurd, and says that even as an adolescent reader he had nothing but contempt for the censorship board. #Quote by John McGahern
Censorship quotes by Alasdair MacIntyre
#20. Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized curriculum, after the manner of our contemporary European and North American culture, is arguably a good deal more effective in neutralizing its effects than either religious censorship or political terror #Quote by Alasdair MacIntyre
Censorship quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#21. If only it were God's will that printed and written materials have as much influence on the people as the princes and their censors fear! Considering the countless good books we have, the world would have changed for the better a long time ago. #Quote by Franz Grillparzer
Censorship quotes by Carl Sagan
#22. [Censoring] knowledge, telling people what they must think and what ideas are impermissible, which lines of evidence may not be pursued, is the aperture to thought police, foolish and incompetent decision-making, and long-term decline. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Censorship quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#23. Free speech not only lives, it rocks! #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Censorship quotes by Jeff Buckley
#24. I resent the fact that a parental warning sticker has to be included on an album as cover art. To me that's censorship. #Quote by Jeff Buckley
Censorship quotes by Earl Warren
#25. The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. #Quote by Earl Warren
Censorship quotes by Guy Adams
#26. As a journalist, you know you are doing your job properly when you manage to upset rich, powerful and entitled people who are used to getting their own way,and you know you've really got under their skin when they pursue censorship, the avenue of last resort since time immemorial. #Quote by Guy Adams
Censorship quotes by John Marshall Harlan
#27. [O]ne man's vulgarity is another's lyric. #Quote by John Marshall Harlan
Censorship quotes by Katey Sagal
#28. I always had a struggle, which I still do, when you're playing a character and it's not necessarily your morals or your values. You're playing a character, but the way the media will sometimes ask you if these are your opinions, you know - they make you responsible for that, and I take issue with it because I don't believe in censorship. #Quote by Katey Sagal
Censorship quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#29. In his book The Captive Mind, written in 1951-2 and published in the West in 1953, the Polish poet and essayist Czeslaw Milosz paid Orwell one of the greatest compliments that one writer has ever bestowed upon another. Milosz had seen the Stalinisation of Eastern Europe from the inside, as a cultural official. He wrote, of his fellow-sufferers:

A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life.

Only one or two years after Orwell's death, in other words, his book about a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party was itself a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Censorship quotes by Stephan Kinsella
#30. The roots of copyright lie in censorship. It was easy for state and church to control thought by controlling the scribes, but then the printing press came along and the authorities worried that they couldn't control official thought as easily. #Quote by Stephan Kinsella
Censorship quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
#31. Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance. #Quote by Lyndon B. Johnson
Censorship quotes by Paul Zindel
#32. A child's parents should be able to forbid their son or daughter from reading a book of mine or anyone else's. However, those same parents should have zero control over what everyone else's kids can read. #Quote by Paul Zindel
Censorship quotes by Rebecca MacKinnon
#33. As a condition for entry into the Chinese market, Apple had to agree to the Chinese government's censorship criteria in vetting the content of all iPhone apps available for download on devices sold in mainland China. #Quote by Rebecca MacKinnon
Censorship quotes by Jo Nesbo
#34. Those golden minutes before you are completely awake, when your mind is just drifting, you have no censorship; you are ready to develop any kind of idea. That's when I come up with the best and worst ideas. That is the privilege of being a writer - that you can stay in bed for an hour in the morning and it's work time. #Quote by Jo Nesbo
Censorship quotes by Ray Bradbury
#35. We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Censorship quotes by Walter Lippmann
#36. There are portions of the sovereign people who spend most of their spare time and spare money on motoring and comparing motor cars, on bridge-whist and post-mortems, on moving pictures and potboilers, talking always to the same people with minute variations on the same old themes. They cannot really be said to suffer from censorship, or secrecy, the high cost or the difficulty of communication. They suffer from anemia, from lack of appetite and curiosity for the human scene. Theirs is no problem of access to the world outside. Worlds of interest are waiting for them to explore, and they do not enter. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Censorship quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#37. Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Censorship quotes by Misha Collins
#38. SeLF censorsHIP?
Not my strong suit ... I dont want to be a total d o u c h e b a g , but a little bit of one. #Quote by Misha Collins
Censorship quotes by Geraldine Brooks
#39. Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake, the ovens, the mass graves. #Quote by Geraldine Brooks
Censorship quotes by Oliver Markus
#40. Media censorship is a prohibition of words and pictures. The war on drugs is a complete failure, and so is the American war on words. When you forbid a word, you give it power. Self-proclaimed rebels will use words like shit or fuck, simply to shock and sound cool. #Quote by Oliver Markus
Censorship quotes by William Golding
#41. The crucifixion should never be depicted. It is a horror to be veiled. #Quote by William Golding
Censorship quotes by Ethan Zuckerman
#42. While the Internet is censored in China, the censorship is allowing a level of speech to take place that's unprecedented. #Quote by Ethan Zuckerman
Censorship quotes by George Orwell
#43. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban. Anyone who has lived long in a foreign country will know of instances of sensational items of news - things which on their own merits would get the big headlines-being kept right out of the British press, not because the Government intervened but because of a general tacit agreement that 'it wouldn't do' to mention that particular fact. So far as the daily newspapers go, this is easy to understand. The British press is extremely centralised, and most of it is owned by wealthy men who have every motive to be dishonest on certain important topics. But the same kind of veiled censorship also operates in books and periodicals, as well as in plays, films and radio. At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is 'not done' to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was 'not done' to mention trousers in the presence of a lady. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals. #Quote by George Orwell
Censorship quotes by Wilbur Smith
#44. Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You're not allowed to speak your mind unless you're black, or unless you're a terrorist, or unless you're an Arab or a minority people. Then you can say what you like. But if you are like a lot of us you are not supposed to say certain things. #Quote by Wilbur Smith
Censorship quotes by Kevin Focke
#45. Political correctness is modern day censorship. This still doesn't justify you in being a douchebag. #Quote by Kevin Focke
Censorship quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#46. Patriotism threatens free speech with death. It is infuriated by thoughtful hesitation, constructive criticism of our leaders and pleas for peace. It despises people of foreign birth. It has specifically blamed homosexuals, feminists and the American Civil Liberties Union. In other words, the American flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and shoving the Constitution through a paper shredder. Whom are we calling terrorists here? #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Censorship quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#47. A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Censorship quotes by Alice Miller
#48. The victimization of children is nowhere forbidden; what is forbidden is to write about it. #Quote by Alice Miller
Censorship quotes by Yang Lan
#49. In China, the rules of the market are not always that transparent. So it's very hard. Also, the national TV networks are all owned by the government, so our shows are subject to censorship by the networks. Every now and then, we are told that certain subjects cannot be talked about. There are frustrations. #Quote by Yang Lan
Censorship quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#50. Censorship is the mother of metaphor. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Censorship quotes by Franklin P. Adams
#51. As we see censorship it is a stupid giant traffic policeman answering "Yes" to "Am I my brother's copper?" He guards a one-way street and his semaphore has four signs, all marked "stop. #Quote by Franklin P. Adams
Censorship quotes by Laurier Rochon
#52. This could seem counterintuitive for many dictators running communist or socialist single-party states, but a thriving private tech industry can contribute invaluable tools to help you implement a controllable internet. The reason is fairly simple: the technologies that transform internet applications into more personalized, efficient and enjoyable experiences are usually the same ones that increase the capacity to monitor its users. #Quote by Laurier Rochon
Censorship quotes by Ella Whelan
#53. Feminists believe that women should be protected from certain aspects of public life, including speech..... Feminists do not want to engage in aspects of life they disagree with. Instead, they want to silence what they don't like through censorship and criminalisation. Feminists believe that women need protection from words.
Finally, contemporary feminists do not believe that women are independent, free-thinking individuals. Feminists promote a cliquey, sisterhood mentality, but not through a collective and positive sharing of ideas. They're the kind of group you'd encounter at school who would shun you if you weren't wearing the right kind of hairband. Today's feminism is opposed to criticism and nuance, refusing to allow women to form their own opinions or challenge preconceived ideas. #Quote by Ella Whelan
Censorship quotes by Bruce Sterling
#54. I'm convinced that no normal human being ever woke up one morning and said, "Dammit, my life doesn't have enough petty bureaucratic rules, zero-tolerance policies, censorship, and fear in it. How do I fix that?" Instead, they let this stuff pile up, one compromise at a time, building up huge sores suppurating with spore-loaded fluids that eventually burst free and beslime everything around them. It gets normal to them, one dribble at a time. #Quote by Bruce Sterling
Censorship quotes by John Perry Barlow
#55. The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. #Quote by John Perry Barlow
Censorship quotes by Oliver Markus
#56. Calling a book "Young Adult" is just a fancy way of saying the book is censored. #Quote by Oliver Markus
Censorship quotes by Cliff Martinez
#57. Censorship has kind of disappeared in a way because everything is accessible online. #Quote by Cliff Martinez
Censorship quotes by Craig Ferguson
#58. You can never talk religion on network TV. It makes too many people angry. You can talk about sex. #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Censorship quotes by John Gilmore
#59. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. #Quote by John Gilmore
Censorship quotes by Michele Cassou
#60. When we begin to lift the veils of censorship and repression in painting, a great deal of energy is unleashed. #Quote by Michele Cassou
Censorship quotes by George Carlin
#61. Censorship that comes from the outside assumes about people an inability to make reasoned choices. #Quote by George Carlin
Censorship quotes by Carol Bly
#62. I don't engage in self-censorship. But I do change everybody to have red hair in the last draft ... If you give people red hair when in real life they haven't got red hair, I've noticed they don't recognize themselves, anyway. #Quote by Carol Bly
Censorship quotes by Henry Steele Commager
#63. Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. #Quote by Henry Steele Commager
Censorship quotes by Karl Kraus
#64. Satires which the censor can understand are justly forbidden #Quote by Karl Kraus
Censorship quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#65. We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Censorship quotes by Pablo Picasso
#66. Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art. #Quote by Pablo Picasso
Censorship quotes by Lemony Snicket
#67. The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding
which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together
blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author ... #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Censorship quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#68. Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. #Quote by Nadine Gordimer
Censorship quotes by Ben Okri
#69. We are victims of censorship within when we do not let ourselves think the thoughts which our flesh recoils from, or let conscience speak that which the heart feels to be unacceptable, or when we give ourselves excellent reasons for not participating in this grand drama of our interconnected lives. #Quote by Ben Okri
Censorship quotes by Marty Rubin
#70. Smoking is unhealthy but not as unhealthy as being forbidden to smoke. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Censorship quotes by G. D. H. Cole
#71. Censorship may be useful for the preservation of morality, but can never be so for its restoration. #Quote by G. D. H. Cole
Censorship quotes by George R R Martin
#72. When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say. #Quote by George R R Martin
Censorship quotes by Francis Bacon
#73. The punishing of wits enhances their authority. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Censorship quotes by Peter Singer
#74. Even with censorship, the Internet is a force for change. #Quote by Peter Singer
Censorship quotes by Pat Paulsen
#75. Censorship does not interfere with the constitutional rights of every American to sit alone in a dark room in the nude and cuss. #Quote by Pat Paulsen
Censorship quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#76. Medical studies have shown that cursing reduces levels of stress and pain. Repressing your anger is not healthy. It's much better to verbalize it, and let off steam. Maybe all that repressed anger is the reason why there are so many serial killers in America. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Censorship quotes by Elias Lyman Magoon
#77. He is always the severest censor of the merit of others who has the least worth of his own. #Quote by Elias Lyman Magoon
Censorship quotes by R. David Lankes
#78. Every day, librarians enforce copyright policies that we may disagree with and that, in some ways, run contrary to the values of our profession. Every day, librarians must decide between a desire to preserve the privacy of our community members and offering services our communities demand. Every day, librarians must make a choice between doing what's easy, doing what's right, and determining what's right in the first place. No textbook or mission statement or policy document can relieve us of the necessity to make those decisions, nor remove the complexity of those decisions. That's why we are librarians and why librarians are professionals, not clerks. That's why we are stewards within the communities we serve, not servants to them. That's why we must shape the missions and the work of our organizations and communities, and not simply accept them. #Quote by R. David Lankes
Censorship quotes by Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
#79. FIGARO. I'd say that the nonsense that finds its way into print only matters to the people who would like to ban it; that without the freedom to criticize, praise is meaningless #Quote by Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
Censorship quotes by John Osborne
#80. Censorship is the commonest social blasphemy because it is mostly concealed, built into us by indolence, self-interest and cowardice. #Quote by John Osborne
Censorship quotes by John Pilger
#81. The censorship is such on television in the U.S. that films like mine don't stand a chance. #Quote by John Pilger
Censorship quotes by Brink Lindsey
#82. American capitalism is derided for its superficial banality, yet it has unleashed profound, convulsive social change. Condemned as mindless materialism, it has burst loose a flood tide of spiritual yearning. The civil rights movement and the sexual revolution, environmentalism and feminism, the fitness and health-care boom and the opening of the gay closet, the withering of censorship and the rise of a "creative class" of "knowledge workers" – all are the progeny of widespread prosperity. #Quote by Brink Lindsey
Censorship quotes by Laura Bynum
#83. We knew the difference between that which cannot be expressed and that which must. We understood that while words are a path taking us only so far, they are a requisite to the journey. They are like road maps that show us which way to go. #Quote by Laura Bynum
Censorship quotes by George Orwell
#84. The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban. #Quote by George Orwell
Censorship quotes by Max Lerner
#85. In societies like the American and West European where the dynamics of energy come from freedom and where the climate and the whole ethos are those of freedom, censorship is bound to be at worst, stupid; at best, futile; and always, to some degree, inconsonant with the character of the society as a whole. #Quote by Max Lerner
Censorship quotes by Bill Gates
#86. I think (the internet) is contributing to Chinese political engagement..access to the outside world is preventing more censorship. #Quote by Bill Gates
Censorship quotes by Uta Hagen
#87. They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don't know. #Quote by Uta Hagen
Censorship quotes by Pat Conroy
#88. I loathe it when they [English teachers] are bullied by no-nothing parents or cowardly school boards. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Censorship quotes by Marston James
#89. To reach the pinnacle of your writings potential; productivity becomes obsolete. #Quote by Marston James
Censorship quotes by Artie Lange
#90. You know how screwed up censorship is, two girls just agreed to make out naked in front of their fathers, and we went wait, don't curse. #Quote by Artie Lange
Censorship quotes by Albert Camus
#91. In short, whoever does violence to truth or its expression eventually mutilates justice, even though he thinks he is serving it. From this point of view, we shall deny to the very end that a press is true because it is revolutionary; it will be revolutionary only if it is true, and never otherwise. #Quote by Albert Camus
Censorship quotes by Kathy Acker
#92. I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible. #Quote by Kathy Acker
Censorship quotes by Skip Coryell
#93. Oh-h, I see. So are you saying that the Second Amendment is every bit as important as the first? But a lot of people say it's not an individual right, that it's not even needed anymore. The crime rate is way down you know." "The Second Amendment will always be needed, if for no other reason than to protect your right to publish free of government censorship. The Second Amendment is the one right that protects all others. It's about accountability. An armed society is all that holds the government accountable to the people who elected them. All people are inherently flawed. We are predisposed toward selfishness and vain ambition. #Quote by Skip Coryell
Censorship quotes by Kathy Acker
#94. We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way. #Quote by Kathy Acker
Censorship quotes by Holbrook Jackson
#95. Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest form of cowardice. #Quote by Holbrook Jackson
Censorship quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#96. REVOLUTION, n. A bursting of the boilers which usually takes place when the safety valve of public discussion is closed. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Censorship quotes by Vito Russo
#97. American society has willfully deleted the fact of homosexual behavior from its mind, laundering things as they come along, in order to maintain a more comfortable illusion. The censors removed it; the critics said, "Well, look! It isn't there"; and anyone who still saw it was labeled a pervert #Quote by Vito Russo
Censorship quotes by Rebecca MacKinnon
#98. Like it or not, Google and the Chinese government are stuck in a tense, long-term relationship, and can look forward to more high-stakes shadow-boxing in the netherworld of the world's most elaborate system of censorship. #Quote by Rebecca MacKinnon
Censorship quotes by Théodore-Agrippa D'Aubigné
#99. It's said that one must sink all execrable things
Closed in a sepulchre, deep in oblivion,
And that by written works, evil brought back to life
Will taint the moral will of our posterity.
But vice is mothered not by Knowledge, not at all,
And Virtue's surely not the child of Ignorance. #Quote by Théodore-Agrippa D'Aubigné
Censorship quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#100. One thing is for sure-none of the arts flourishes on censorship and repression. And by this time it should be evident that the American public is capable of doing its own censoring. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Censorship quotes by Bong Joon-ho
#101. There's hardly any governmental censorship in Korea. #Quote by Bong Joon-ho
Censorship quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#102. Beyond all the other reasons not to do it, free speech assaults always backfire: they transform bigots into martyrs. #Quote by Glenn Greenwald
Censorship quotes by Katharine Whitehorn
#103. It would be nice to think that a censor could allow a genuine work of artistic seriousness and ban a titillating piece of sadism, but it would take a miracle to make such a distinction stick. #Quote by Katharine Whitehorn
Censorship quotes by Ronald Dworkin
#104. Perhaps MacKinnon should reflect on these suggestions that the censorship issue is not so simple-minded, so transparently gender-against-gender, as she insists. She should stop calling names long enough to ask whether personal sensationalism, hyperbole, and bad arguments are really what the cause of sexual equality now needs. #Quote by Ronald Dworkin
Censorship quotes by Paul Krassner
#105. Irreverence is our only sacred cow. #Quote by Paul Krassner
Censorship quotes by Juvenal
#106. Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove. #Quote by Juvenal
Censorship quotes by Frances McDormand
#107. I'm a recreational pot-smoker. There has never been enough of a distinction between marijuana and other drugs. It's a human rights issue, a censorship issue, and a choice issue. #Quote by Frances McDormand
Censorship quotes by Elif Shafak
#108. When something needs to be said, I'll say it even if the whole world grabs me by the neck and tells me to keep quiet. #Quote by Elif Shafak
Censorship quotes by Arkady Strugatsky
#109. And no matter how much the gray people in power despise knowledge, they can't do anything about historical objectivity; they can slow it down, but they can't stop it. Despising and fearing knowledge, they will nonetheless inevitably decide to promote it in order to survive. Sooner or later they will be forced to allow universities and scientific societies, to create research centers, observatories, and laboratories, and thus to create a cadre of people of thought and knowledge: people who are completely beyond their control, people with a completely different psychology and with completely different needs. And these people cannot exist and certainly cannot function in the former atmosphere of low self-interest, banal preoccupations, dull self-satisfaction, and purely carnal needs. They need a new atmosphere - an atmosphere of comprehensive and inclusive learning, permeated with creative tension; they need writers, artists, composers - and the gray people in power are forced to make this concession too. The obstinate ones will be swept aside by their more cunning opponents in the struggle for power, but those who make this concession are, inevitably and paradoxically, digging their own graves against their will. For fatal to the ignorant egoists and fanatics is the growth of a full range of culture in the people - from research in the natural sciences to the ability to marvel at great music. And then comes the associated process of the broad intellectualization of society: #Quote by Arkady Strugatsky
Censorship quotes by Michael Anti
#110. So why is Chinese social networking booming despite the censorship? Part of the reason is the Chinese language. Posts on Twitter and Twitter clones such as Weibo are limited to 140 characters. In English that comes to about 20 words or a sentence with a short link - in effect, a headline. But in Chinese you can write a whole paragraph or tell a whole story in 140 characters. One Chinese tweet is equal to 3.5 English tweets. In some ways, Weibo (which means "microblog" in Chinese) is more like Facebook than Twitter. As far as the Chinese are concerned, if something is not on Weibo, it does not exist. #Quote by Michael Anti
Censorship quotes by Dorothy Allison
#111. I need you to do more than survive. As writers, as revolutionaries, tell the truth, your truth in your own way. Do not buy into their system of censorship, imagining that if you drop this character or hide that emotion, you can slide through their blockades. Do not eat your heart out in the hope of pleasing them.
#Quote by Dorothy Allison
Censorship quotes by Eugene O'Neill
#112. Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot. #Quote by Eugene O'Neill
Censorship quotes by Cynthia McKinney
#113. Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction. #Quote by Cynthia McKinney
Censorship quotes by Walter Lippmann
#114. Chief Factors Limiting Access to Facts:
1)Artificial censorship
2)Limitations of social contact
3)Comparatively meager time in a day for paying attention to public affairs.
4)Distortion arising because events have to be compressed into very short messages
5)Difficulty of making a small vocabulary express a complicated world
6)Fear of facing those facts which would seem to threaten the established routine of men's lives #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Censorship quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald
#115. The clean book bill will be one of the most immoral measures ever adopted. It will throw American art back into the junk heap. #Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Censorship quotes by William T. Vollmann
#116. Are you a censor? Do you tell people not to say "girl"? Shame on you! If nothing offends you, you're a saint or you're psychotic. If a few things offend you, deal with them
fairly. If you're often offended by things, you're probably a self-righteous asshole and it's too bad you weren't censored yourself
by your mother in an abortion clinic. #Quote by William T. Vollmann
Censorship quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#117. Censorship should never be allowed. One should be able to say anything. But I refuse to let politics be foisted on me. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Censorship quotes by Erich Von Daniken
#118. A big change is coming, and politicians, self-important scientists, and unctuously blathering religious leaders may want to, but will never be able to, stop it. There is no vaccination against thinking. Ideas know no boundaries and no censorship. And what's more, ideas have a dangerous tendency to spread like wildfire. #Quote by Erich Von Daniken
Censorship quotes by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
#119. On the issue of censorship of pornography and rock music, do you see that as a religious issue, too?
Yes, I do. Incidentally, I don't like rock music. I never have liked it. I have never understood it, and I can't hear the lyrics. I think that most people can't hear them either. I'm still stuck with Chopin and Beethoven and Bach, and all those old ones. The whole point is, I feel that everyone who wants to say anything, do anything, should be able to say anything or do anything, within the limits of not hurting another person. And I don't see how rock music hurts anybody, or I don't see that pornography hurts anybody. #Quote by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Censorship quotes by John Stuart Mill
#120. There are many who consider as an injury to themselves any conduct which they have a distaste for, and resent it as an outrage to their feelings; as a religious bigot, when charged with disregarding the religious feelings of others, has been known to retort that they disregard his feelings, by persisting in their abominable worship or creed. But there is no parity between the feeling of a person for his own opinion, and the feeling of another who is offended at his holding it; no more than between the desire of a thief to take a purse, and the desire of the right owner to keep it. And a person's taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his purse. It is easy for any one to imagine an ideal public, which leaves the freedom and choice of individuals in all uncertain matters undisturbed, and only requires them to abstain from modes of conduct which universal experience has condemned. But where has there been seen a public which set any such limit to its censorship? or when does the public trouble itself about universal experience. In its interferences with personal conduct it is seldom thinking of anything but the enormity of acting or feeling differently from itself; and this standard of judgment, thinly disguised, is held up to mankind as the dictate of religion and philosophy, by nine tenths of all moralists and speculative writers. These teach that things are right because they are right; because we feel them to be so. They tell us to search in our own mind #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Censorship quotes by David Davis
#121. Nick chided a censor, who wished some books gone, and suggested she scan Fahrenheit 451. For the book-budget cutters, Old Claus had no plan, cause if they could read, they just read Ayn Rand. #Quote by David Davis
Censorship quotes by Ali Smith
#122. Nothing is harmful to literature except censorship, and that almost never stops literature going where it wants to go either, because literature has a way of surpassing everything that blocks it and growing stronger for the exercise. #Quote by Ali Smith
Censorship quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#123. Students throughout the totalitarian world risk life and limb for freedom of expression, many American college students are demanding that big brother restrict their freedom of speech on campus. This demand for enhanced censorship is not emanating only from the usual corner - the know-nothing fundamentalist right - it is coming from the radical, and increasingly not-so-radical left as well. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Censorship quotes by Otis Y. Chandler
#124. To be clear, Goodreads staff have not been deleting any posts. A value we've always had here is that we don't censor content (unless it's against our policies - eg porn, etc). [April 1, 2013] #Quote by Otis Y. Chandler
Censorship quotes by Howard Stern
#125. I believe in censorship when it benefits me. #Quote by Howard Stern
Censorship quotes by George Will
#126. Freedom is not only the absence of external restraints. It is also the absence of irresistible internal compulsions, unmanageable passion, and uncensorable highlights. #Quote by George Will
Censorship quotes by Kate Adie
#127. When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship. #Quote by Kate Adie
Censorship quotes by Phil Kerby
#128. Censorship is the strongest drive in human nature; sex is a weak second. #Quote by Phil Kerby
Censorship quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#129. There is no such thing as unlawful censorship in the home. Movies, magazines, television, videos, the Internet, and other media are there as guests and should only be welcomed when they are appropriate for family enjoyment. #Quote by M. Russell Ballard
Censorship quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#130. As a sensitive filmmaker, I think you have to really be careful in how you explore it. Not that you can't tell any story you want - I'm not calling for censorship or anything. But if you're going to have violence, I think it's important to deal with the consequences of that on a human level, not just to make people laugh. #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Censorship quotes by David Foster Wallace
#131. There's a grosser irony about Politically Correct English. This is that PCE purports to be the dialect of progressive reform but is in fact
in its Orwellian substitution of the euphemisms of social equality for social equality itself
of vastly more help to conservatives and the US status quo than traditional SNOOT prescriptions ever were. Were I, for instance, a political conservative who opposed using taxation as a means of redistributing national wealth, I would be delighted to watch PC progressives spend their time and energy arguing over whether a poor person should be described as "low-income" or "economically disadvantaged" or "pre-prosperous" rather than constructing effective public arguments for redistributive legislation or higher marginal tax rates. [ ... ] In other words, PCE acts as a form of censorship, and censorship always serves the status quo. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Censorship quotes by Czeslaw Milosz
#132. A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life. #Quote by Czeslaw Milosz
Censorship quotes by Sam Harris
#133. Worrying about inciting racial hatred in cartoons is legitimate, so that no group is racially targeted. It is why we don't like anti-Semitic cartoons. This is entirely distinct from a "blasphemy" motivation for censorship, which aims to silence scrutiny of a powerful idea and its founder, inspiring to billions. We must not confuse these two different concerns. This is the core of what most of us, especially Muslims, must reflect on in the wake of the tragedy in France. #Quote by Sam Harris
Censorship quotes by Carmine Savastano
#134. A safe and inclusive society is worthless if a person cannot speak their mind. Censorship and manufactured outrage are the problem and not the solution. #Quote by Carmine Savastano
Censorship quotes by Peter McWilliams
#135. Ultimately, censorship comes down to taste. What offends me may enlighten you. Do you want me deciding-based on my taste-what you should or should not be exposed to? #Quote by Peter McWilliams
Censorship quotes by Hani Selim
#136. I will share with you the stories of the family, my own personal stories, and those of how you became a part of our lives. I plan to share with you openly and without censorship. I plan to share stories that most fathers - especially those of conservative roots - wouldn't share willingly. Your gedo always said, "When your son gets older, treat him like a brother. #Quote by Hani Selim
Censorship quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#137. Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Censorship quotes by Nadine Gordimer
#138. Literature is one of the few areas left where black and white feel some identity of purpose; we all struggle under censorship. #Quote by Nadine Gordimer
Censorship quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#139. All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States
and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death! #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Censorship quotes by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
#140. The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country. #Quote by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Censorship quotes by Aaron Swartz
#141. All censorship should be deplored. #Quote by Aaron Swartz
Censorship quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#142. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Censorship quotes by Rory Edwards
#143. I don't want to be shut out from the truth. If they ban books, they might as well lock us away from the world. #Quote by Rory Edwards
Censorship quotes by John Milton
#144. And what doe they tell us vainly of new opinions, when this very opinion of theirs, that none must be heard but whom they like, is the worst and newest opinion of all others, and is the chief cause why sects and schisms doe so much abound and true knowledge is kept at distance from us ; besides yet a greater danger which is in it. #Quote by John Milton
Censorship quotes by Arnold Bennett
#145. Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. #Quote by Arnold Bennett
Censorship quotes by Emma Stone
#146. Censorship makes me really angry. I even hate it when people censor themselves. #Quote by Emma Stone
Censorship quotes by Bill Hicks
#147. While I've found many of the religious shows I've viewed over the years not to be to my liking, or in line with my own beliefs, I've never considered it my place to exert any greater type of censorship than changing the channel, or better yet - turning off the TV completely. #Quote by Bill Hicks
Censorship quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#148. Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Censorship quotes by CrimethInc.
#149. After simmering years of censorship and repression, the masses finally throng the streets. The chants echoing off the walls to build to a roar from all directions, stoking the courage of the crowds as they march on the center of the capital. Activists inside each column maintain contact with each other via text messages; communications centers receive reports and broadcast them around the city; affinity groups plot the movements of the police via digital mapping. A rebel army of bloggers uploads video footage for all the world to see as the two hosts close for battle. Suddenly, at the moment of truth, the lines go dead. The insurgents look up from the blank screens of their cell phones to see the sun reflecting off the shields of the advancing riot police, who are still guided by close circuits of fully networked technology. The rebels will have to navigate by dead reckoning against a hyper-informed adversary.

All this already happened, years ago, when President Mubarak shut down the communications grid during the Egyptian uprising of 2011. A generation hence, when the same scene recurs, we can imagine the middle-class protesters - the cybourgeoisie - will simply slump forward, blind and deaf and wracked by seizures as the microchips in their cerebra run haywire, and it will be up to the homeless and destitute to guide them to safety. #Quote by CrimethInc.
Censorship quotes by Steven Brust
#150. People trying to force their agenda on my by deciding how I'm permitted to speak is offensive. #Quote by Steven Brust
Censorship quotes by Glenn Miller
#151. We can speak our honest minds without compromise and without censorship and to each other and to our people. We can take our message directly to our people. #Quote by Glenn Miller
Censorship quotes by Salman Rushdie
#152. The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it's a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
[Defend the right to be offended (openDemocracy, 7 February 2005)] #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Censorship quotes by James Rozoff
#153. Our country is the only one that truly permits you to speak bad of your country, so you really shouldn't say anything bad about it. #Quote by James Rozoff
Censorship quotes by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
#154. When truth is replaced by silence,the silence is a lie. #Quote by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Censorship quotes by Herman Melville
#155. If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how then with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books should be forbid. #Quote by Herman Melville
Censorship quotes by William Shakespeare
#156. All of Shakespeare's plays were written under this law of censorship, which is why they are set in the past or in foreign countries, separated from the hot topics of Elizabethan and Jacobean England by the dramatic distance of time or space. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Censorship quotes by Craig Nelson
#157. When the Viennese government compiled a Catalogue of Forbidden Books in 1765, so many Austrians used it as a reading guide that the Hapsburg censors were forced to include the Catalogue itself as a forbidden book. #Quote by Craig Nelson
Censorship quotes by Suzy Kassem
#158. Whenever you stand up
For your conscience,
Be prepared to be hated
By the wicked.
But never, ever, let that scare you;
For whenever you
Stand up for God,
By him,
You are loved.


TRUTH by Suzy Kassem
THE SPRING FOR WISDOM, 1993 #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Censorship quotes by Lillian Hellman
#159. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. #Quote by Lillian Hellman
Censorship quotes by Kathleen Hanna
#160. Well, part of the thing is, like, what's the difference between censorship and social responsibility? I sometimes find that the whole censorship argument is used as a way for people to avoid the fact that they're like ... #Quote by Kathleen Hanna
Censorship quotes by Heinrich Heine
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Censorship quotes by Henry Rollins
#162. I'm not interested in censorship. I like the First Amendment very much. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Censorship quotes by David Leavitt
#163. When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself. #Quote by David Leavitt
Censorship quotes by Paul Bowles
#164. The difference was principally in the invisible places toward which their respective hearts were turned. They dreamed of Cairo with its autonomous government, its army, its newspapers and its cinema, while he, facing in the same direction, dreamed just a little beyond Cairo, across the Bhar El Hamar to Mecca. They thought in terms of grievances, censorship, petitions and reforms; he, like any good Moslem who knows only the tenets of his religion, in terms of destiny and divine justice. If the word 'independence' was uttered, they saw platoons of Moslem soldiers marching through streets were all the signs were written in Arabic script, they saw factories and power plants rising from the fields; he saw skies of flame, the wings of avenging angels, and total destruction. #Quote by Paul Bowles
Censorship quotes by Marty Rubin
#165. The censors will never approve of you so you might as well do what you like. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Censorship quotes by Fidel Castro
#166. The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship. #Quote by Fidel Castro
Censorship quotes by Salman Rushdie
#167. Free speech is life itself. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Censorship quotes by Ben Lindsey
#168. Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship. #Quote by Ben Lindsey
Censorship quotes by Hedrick Smith
#169. This is precisely the purpose of censorship - not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength. #Quote by Hedrick Smith
Censorship quotes by Rebecca MacKinnon
#170. In China, the problem is that with the system of censorship that's now in place, the user doesn't know to what extent, why, and under what authority there's been censorship. There's no way of appealing. There's no due process. #Quote by Rebecca MacKinnon
Censorship quotes by Michael Anti
#171. Chinese central government doesn't need to even lead public opinion: it just selectively stops censorship. In other words, just as censorship is a political tool, so is the absence of censorship. #Quote by Michael Anti
Censorship quotes by Richard Seaver
#172. Whether or not it is dangerous to read Sade is a question that easily becomes lost in a multitude of others and has never been settled except by those whose arguments are rooted in the conviction that reading leads to trouble. So it does; so it must, for reading leads nowhere but to questions. #Quote by Richard Seaver
Censorship quotes by Criss Jami
#173. Freedom of speech is detestable only to those who have no desire to think for themselves. #Quote by Criss Jami
Censorship quotes by Salman Rushdie
#174. In Europe, the Enlightenment of the 18th century was seen as a battle against the desire of the Church to limit intellectual freedom, a battle against the Inquisition, a battle against religious censorship. And the victory of the Enlightenment in Europe was seen as pushing religion away from the center of power. In America, at the same time, the Enlightenment meant coming to a country where people were not going to persecute you by reason of your religion. So it meant a liberation into religion. In Europe, it was liberation out of religion. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Censorship quotes by Federico Fellini
#175. I never make moral judgments; I'm not qualified to do so. I am not a censor, a priest, or a politician. #Quote by Federico Fellini
Censorship quotes by Simon Sheppard
#176. Redeeming social value, indeed. #Quote by Simon Sheppard
Censorship quotes by Michel Foucault
#177. Calling sex by its name thereafter [the 17th c.] became more difficult and more costly. As if in order to gain mastery of it in reality, it had first been necessary to subjugate it at the level of language, control its free circulation in speech, expunge it from the things that were said, and extinguish the words that rendered it too visibly present. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Censorship quotes by Jack Tar
#178. Literary censorship should not be necessary within the parameters of the law because it's simply a reflection of prevailing social prejudices!

Writing should challenge and change prevailing ideas - churning the guts and ruffling feathers of friends, family and society. Antagonizing is a product of open writing. Expecting less is resignation and stagnation that slides the art into the status-quo.

Writing needs the wider view that shows the causality of our prevailing social prejudice - and shakes at its foundation.

Writers spare us no less and please leave your praise and oppugn to Christopher Hitchens. #Quote by Jack Tar
Censorship quotes by Carol Queen
#179. From an interview with Susie Bright:

SB: You were recently reviewed by the New York Times. How do you think the mainstream media regards sex museums, schools and cultural centers these days? What's their spin versus your own observations?

[Note: Here's the article Susie mentions: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/05/nat... ]

CQ: Lots of people have seen the little NY Times article, which was about an event we did, the Belle Bizarre Bazaar -- a holiday shopping fair where most of the vendors were sex workers selling sexy stuff. Proceeds went to our Exotic Dancers' Education Project, providing dancers with skills that will help them maximize their potential and choices. This event got into the Times despite the worries of its author, a journalist who'd been posted over by her editor. She thought the Times was way too conservative for the likes of us, which may be true, except they now have so many column inches to fill with distracting stuff that isn't about Judith Miller!

The one thing the Times article does not do is present the spectrum of the Center for Sex & Culture's work, especially the academic and serious side of what we do. This, I think, points to the real answer to your question: mainstream media culture remains quite nervous and touchy about sex-related issues, especially those that take sex really seriously. A frivolous take (or a good, juicy, shocking angle) on a sex story works for the mainstream press: a sex-positive #Quote by Carol Queen
Censorship quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#180. Some books can only be written when winners turn into loosers #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Censorship quotes by Shirley Temple
#181. Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship. #Quote by Shirley Temple
Censorship quotes by Hugo Black
#182. Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write. #Quote by Hugo Black
Censorship quotes by John Cleese
#183. I now see, was the fact that there were so many areas of my emotional life where I was muddled and unresolved and therefore ripe for horrendous embarrassment that I was pointlessly guarded about everything. The lurking fear that I might accidentally give away something I did not want to reveal resulted in blanket self-censorship. #Quote by John Cleese
Censorship quotes by Judy Blume
#184. [I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers. #Quote by Judy Blume
Censorship quotes by Nandakishore Varma
#185. Also, the whole concept of "Off-topic" is silly beyond discussion. If you start removing off-topic reviews from this site, most of them will disappear. So "off-topic" for GR means: "something which we don't like." This is again censorship in its vilest form. #Quote by Nandakishore Varma
Censorship quotes by Mark Coker
#186. All writers and their readers should stand up and voice their opposition to financial services companies censoring books. Authors should have the freedom to publish legal fiction, and readers should have the freedom to read what they want. #Quote by Mark Coker
Censorship quotes by Salman Rushdie
#187. The fact is that in any open society people constantly say things that other people don't like. It's completely normal that should happen. And in any confident, free society you just shrug it off and you proceed. There is no way of creating a free society where nobody says anything that others don't like. If offendness is the point at which you have to limit your thoughts then nothing can be said. There might be people who might be offended by various kinds of literature. I myself, I am not very fond of, let me not mention Chetan Bhagat, I wasn't going to say that, so I have not. And yet, I believe such writer have a right to publish, and of course to live. The point is behind these ideas of offendness and respect there is always the threat of violence. Always the threat is if you do that which disrespect or offends me I will be violent to you and so the real subject is not religion, its violence. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Censorship quotes by Julian Assange
#188. Censorship is always cause for celebration. It is always an opportunity because it reveals fear of reform. It means that the power position is so weak that you have got to care what people think. #Quote by Julian Assange
Censorship quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#189. They are always so quiet," he said, turning to Papa. "So quiet."
"They are not like those loud children people are raising these days, with no home training and no fear of God," Papa said, and I was certain that it was pride that stretched Papa's lips and lightened his eyes.
"Imagine what the Standard would be if we were all quiet." It was a joke. Ade Coker was laughing; so was his wife, Yewanda. But Papa did not laugh. Jaja and I turned and went back upstairs, silently. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Censorship quotes by Lois Lowry
#190. Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of 'The Giver': the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all. #Quote by Lois Lowry
Censorship quotes by Isaac Asimov
#191. Q. You do not consider your statement a disloyal one?
A. No, sir. Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.
Q. Can you prove that this mathematics is valid?
A. Only to another mathematician.
Q. Your claim then is that your truth is of so esoteric a nature that it is beyond the understanding of a plain man. It seems to me that truth should be clearer than that, less mysterious, more open to the mind.
A. It presents no difficulties to some minds. The physics of energy transfer, which we know as thermodynamics, has been clear and true through all the history of man since the mythical ages, yet there may be people present who would find it impossible to design a power engine. People of high intelligence, too. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Censorship quotes by C.A.A. Savastano
#192. The censors of our age do not yet burn books, they attempt to restrict speech in the name of "offense". The tactics may be different but the desire for control is the same. #Quote by C.A.A. Savastano
Censorship quotes by Ray Bradbury
#193. Simplicity itself. Skin, debone, demarrow, scarify, melt, render down and destroy. Every adjective that counted, every verb that moved, every metaphor that weighed more than a mosquito
out! Every simile that would have made sub-moron's mouth twitch
gone! Any aside that explained the two-bit philosophy of a first-rate writer
lost!
Every story slenderized, starved, bluepenciled, leeched and bled white, resembled every other story. Twain read like Poe read Shakespeare read like Dostoevsky read like
in the finale
Edgar Guest. Every word of more than three syllables had been razored. Every image that demanded so much as one instant's attention
shot dead. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Censorship quotes by Michel Foucault
#194. Rather than the uniform concern to hide sex, rather than a general prudishness of language, what distinguishes these last three centuries is the variety, the wide dispersion of devices that were invented for speaking about it, for having it be spoken about, for inducing it to speak of itself, for listening, recording, transcribing, and redistributing what is said about it: around sex, a whole network of varying, specific, and coercive transpositions into discourse. Rather than a massive censorship, beginning with the verbal proprieties imposed by the Age of Reason, what was involved was a regulated and polymorphous incitement to discourse. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Censorship quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#195. Don't join the book burners! #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Censorship quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#196. Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Censorship quotes by William Shakespeare
#197. Art made tongue-tied by authority. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Censorship quotes by Israel Zangwill
#198. [T]he German censorship forbade or mutilated my every book, which was like sticking pins into my soul ... #Quote by Israel Zangwill
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#199. I think media has lost its way. We must recognize that the proprietors of these organizations have put on a form of censorship. Basically, they're more interested in celebrity, narcissism, rich people, good-looking people, and successful sportsmen. #Quote by Don McCullin

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