The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It’s like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can’t have steak.
~ Robert Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon

Did you ever hear anyone say, “That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me?”
~ Joseph Henry Jackson

Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
~ Potter Stewart

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

~ Henry Steele Commager

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

~ Federico Fellini

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.

~ George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn’t any.
~ Marilyn Monroe


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  1. Posted Friday May 4, 2007 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    The only place censorship needs to occur is in our own minds. – Nicholas Hall