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Censorship is the height of vanity. (Quote by - Martha Graham)

There's no human censorship at kiosks. (Quote by - Steve Forbes)

Banning a piece of literature is a political act. (Quote by - Immanuel Mifsud)

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. (Quote by - Nancie J. Carmody)

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. (Quote by - Lillian Hellman)

One man's vulgarity is another's lyric. (Quote by - John Marshall Harlan)

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing. (Quote by - Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971)

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. (Quote by - Voltaire)

To reject the word is to reject the human search. (Quote by - Max Lerner, 1953, on book purging)

Any kind of censorship is wrong. If you got a student publication on your campus, it has every right to be critical of the administration in the same way the Tribune or Sun- Times has the right to criticize the governor. (Quote by - Ron Yates)

Once you start, the appetite for censorship knows no boundaries. (Quote by - Bill Lockyer)

Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. (Quote by - Peter S. Jennison)

The guy, since he started, has felt censorship shouldn't apply, and this is a move he's earned. (Quote by - Jason Hill)

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for an opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time. (Quote by - Joseph Lewis)

Colleges have a twofold duty when it comes to dealing with censorship. First, there is the duty to not censor the free expression of ideas, especially important and newsworthy ones. Second, colleges have the duty to protect speakers from being silenced by others. Century has failed miserably on both counts. (Quote by - Greg Lukianoff)

Isn't it ironic that an education group would engage in censorship?. (Quote by - Brian Schubert)

The best censorship is self- censorship, and China relies on solid work by the secret police to make people censor themselves and keep the Internet under control. (Quote by - Xiao Qiang)

To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it. (Quote by - Michel de Montaigne)

Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off. (Quote by - Richard King)

I am still against any kind of censorship. It's a subject in my life that has been very important. (Quote by - Bernardo Bertolucci)

If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man! (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

What Mr. Wang is saying is that the media should exercise self- censorship; that they should have blacklists of people and organizations they should ban, and also we should be very careful when we cover Taiwan affairs, .. That is very, very worrying. (Quote by - Emily Lau)

Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important. (Quote by - Mae West)

Even to the present day, we so often condemn books that were written to fight the very things we claim to be fighting. Mark Twai s Huckleberry Finn is so often cited as being racist, when it was written against slavery and racism. (Quote by - Jamey Fletcher)

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