Censorship sayings

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◆ The struggle for a free intelligence has always been a struggle between the ironic and the literal mind.
- Christopher Hitchens99
◆ I will never allow another individual to turn my voice into an echo, for I was not born to be censored!
- Ruben Ledesma99
◆ I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
- John Mortimer99
◆ Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- Reinhold Niebuhr99
◆ 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.
- Mae West99
◆ 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
- Franklin D Roosevelt99
◆ He is always the severest censor of the merit of others who has the least worth of his own
- Elias Lyman Maggon99
◆ It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert A Heinlein99
◆ By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A Blackmun99
◆ Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- Gen William C Westmoreland99
◆ All books can be indecent books, though recent books are bolder. For filth, I'm glad to say, is in the mind of the beholder. When correctly viewed, everything is lewd. I could tell you things about Peter Pan, And the Wizard of OZ, there's a dirty old man!
- Tom Lehrer99
◆ Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
- Nadine Gordimer99
◆ The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
- George Bernard Shaw99
◆ Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship
- Ben Lindsey99
◆ Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
- Potter Stewart99

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