Censorship Quotes

The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

John Gilmour

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost

Thomas Jefferson

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

Clare Boothe Luce

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

Mark Twain

Every burned book enlightens the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Mae West

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Allan Jenkins

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

Potter Stewart

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Federico Fellini

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

Henry Louis Gates

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

Richard King

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.

Granville Hicks

Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest of cowardice.

Holbrook Jackson

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 is the height of vanity.

Martha Graham

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

Bernardo Bertolucci

I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.

George Orwell

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.


I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Thomas Jefferson

Only the suppressed word is dangerous.

Ludwig Bˆrne

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Updated On : January 30, 2013
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