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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Censorship:

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
~ Nancie J. Carmody.

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
~ Mae West.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
~ Voltaire.

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
~ John Stuart Mill Quotes, On Liberty, 1859.

The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.
~ David Ben-Gurion.

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
~ Claude-Adrien Helvétius.

To reject the word is to reject the human search.
~ Max Lerner Quotes, 1953.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
~ John F. Kennedy.

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
~ John Stuart Mil Quotesl, On Liberty, 1859.

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.
~ Voltaire, Dictionnaire Philosophique, 1764.

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
~ Sigmund Freud, 1933.

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

The paper burns, but the words fly away.
~ Akiba ben Joseph.

If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG.
~ Jack Nicholson.

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
~ Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935.

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
~ Heinrich Heine Quotes, Almansor, 1823.

You can cage the singer but not the song.
~ Harry Belafonte Quotes, International Herald Tribune, 3 October 1988.

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