Censorship Quotes

The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

John Gilmour

All despotisms should be considered problems of mental hygiene, and all support of censorship should be considered as problems of abnormal psychology

Theodore Schroeder

Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.

Richard King

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

Henry Louis Gates

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Federico Fellini

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

Potter Stewart

Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.

Allan Jenkins

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

George Bernard Shaw

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.

Mae West

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.

Clare Boothe Luce

Assassination: the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero.

Voltaire

I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important.

Bernardo Bertolucci

Censorship is the height of vanity.

Martha Graham

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

Nadine Gordimer

Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

Potter Stewart

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.

Tommy Smothers

The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't have steak.

ROBERT HEINLEIN

Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn't like what people were doing.

Michael Berryman

Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

Henry Steele Commager

As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.

Jeremy Bentham

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

Henry Steele Commager

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