Censorship Quotes

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.
~Federico Fellini

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.
~Voltaire

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

Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
~Dick Cavett

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list.
~John Aikin

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.
~J.M. COETZEE

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
~George Bernard Shaw
Censorship quotes
I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
~Mae West

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

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
~Noam Chomsky

God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
~Rebecca West

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