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God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. (Quote by - Rebecca West)

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

There is a long standing tradition of using code to evade censorship in China, so that goes on. The trouble is the Chinese government has created the world's most sophisticated censorship machine. (Quote by - John Palfrey)

Instead we wanted to show how deeply entrenched self- censorship has already become. (Quote by - Tage Clausen)

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. (Quote by - Granville Hicks)

The Net interprets censorship as damage.. and routes around it. (Quote by - John Gilmore)

The ultimate form of censorship is assassination. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

To choose a good book, look in an inquisito s prohibited list. (Quote by - John Aikin)

Cisco has not and does not design products for the purpose of political censorship. (Quote by - Mark Chandler)

The Rolling Stones thought the censorship of their songs by the NFL/ABC was absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary. (Quote by - Fran Curtis)

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. (Quote by - Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1823)

Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech, no discovery of truth is useful. (Quote by - Charles Bradlaugh)

You censure this with difficulty because you have allowed it to become customary. (Quote by - St. Jerome)

Aside from a few activists, most people don't really care about censorship. My impression is that the blocks and filters are seen as an annoyance by most Chinese internet users, not as a huge problem. (Quote by - Jeremy Goldkorn)

I commissioned the cartoons in response to several incidents of self- censorship in Europe caused by widening fears and feelings of intimidation in dealing with issues related to Islam. (Quote by - Flemming Rose)

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. (Quote by - John Morley)

You can cage the singer but not the song. (Quote by - Harry Belafonte)

Imagine books and music and movies being filtered and homogenized. Certified. Approved for consumption. People will be happy to give up most of their culture for the assurance that the tiny bit that comes through is safe and clean. White noise. (Quote by - Chuck Palahniuk)

Censorship has a long history in Argentina and has been used as the first weapon of terror. (Quote by - Ana Maria Shua)

To hear one voice clearly, we must have freedom to hear them all. (Quote by - Kerry Brock, of the Freedom Forum, 1997)

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Quote by - Voltaire)

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility. (Quote by - Steven Spielberg)

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. (Quote by - Harry S. Truman)

I think (the internet) is contributing to Chinese political engagement..access to the outside world is preventing more censorship. (Quote by - Bill Gates)

When the conspiracy of lies surrounding me demands of me to silence the one word of truth given to me, that word becomes the one word I wish to utter above all others. (Quote by - Andre P. Brink)

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