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