Censorship Quotes

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

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

Tommy Smothers

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

Potter Stewart

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.

Heinrich Heine

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

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.

Voltaire

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

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

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

Michael Berryman

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

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