Censhorship is as old as civilization and it bagan as censorship of thoughts, then books, cinemas. Here are some censorship quotes.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
~ Walt Whitman
Censorship is advertising paid by the government.
Every burned book enlightens the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.
~Clare Boothe Luce
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
To choose a good book, look in an inquisitorâ€™s prohibited list.
State censorship presents itself as a bulwark between society and forces of subversion or moral corruption. To dismiss this account of its own motives by the state as insincere would be a mistake: it is a feature of the paranoid logic of the censoring mentality that virtue … must be innocent, and therefore, unless protected, vulnerable to the wiles of vice.
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.