78 Total Quotes

Censorship Quotes

Censorship is imposing on others to live as one wishes to live.
Anthony Mizzi
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Marilyn Monroe
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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This government has previously used intimidation to force people to do self-censorship but this time they've gone too far.
Robert Bottome
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Censorship and hate speech laws don't protect GOOD IDEAS…they protect BAD ONES. They keep them alive and push them underground. If someone is engaging in HATE SPEECH, you don't silence them. You don’t tell them to shut up.…You say, "COME OVER HERE AND SAY THAT" You say, "BRING IT ON"…..
Jules Carlysle
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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 Blackmun
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William Westmoreland
Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
William Westmoreland
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Censorship of ideas or images or words is wrong.
Richard King
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The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Tommy Smothers
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Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.
Richard King
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The immigration laws should not be used as instruments of censorship. The State Department should not be deciding which ideas Americans hear and which they do not.
Jameel Jaffer
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Mae West
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 West
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To say, 'don't have it', that's censorship. That's what is being done. That is what is being said by the control board letter and by the sheriff.
Allen Lichtenstein
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George Bernard Shaw
The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw
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Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
Potter Stewart
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John Pilger
The censorship is such on television in the U.S. that films like mine don't stand a chance.
John Pilger
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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 Commager
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Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
Henry Commager
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The key to effective censorship is to make sure no one's looking, and this time everyone was watching.
Andy Stahl
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Every time the president wants to say something important they cut it ... this is blatant censorship and an attempt to prevent him from getting his voice across.
Khalil Dulaimi
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The key to effective censorship is to make sure no one's looking, and this time everyone was watching. If BLM can point to a single other instance where it has suspended scientific research because of alleged illegal lobbying, I'll eat my hat.
Andy Stahl
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[The influence of these huge and powerful corporations on the media leads to a pernicious kind of censorship. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that many of these corporations own and control the media. In 1996 the Seagram Company ran a whiskey ad on an NBC affiliate in Texas, thus breaking the decades-old tradition of liquor ads not being carried on television. Although network television is leery of running liquor ads for fear of offending their beer advertisers, Advertising Age reported that Seagram might have a] winning card to play, ... If Seagram came to us with a hard-liquor ad, we'd have to look at it.
Cartoon Network
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The idea that immigration law is being used as a tool of censorship is unacceptable. By regulating speech at our borders, we are sending the wrong message to the world. We must not have a double standard regarding the freedom of speech and dissent. That is one of the strengths of our democracy.
Caroline Fredrickson
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The rest of the world has certainly got past this. This kind of censorship no longer exists anywhere else in the free world.
Robert Lantos
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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 Mortimer
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We can speak our honest minds without compromise and without censorship and to each other and to our people. We can take our message directly to our people.
Glenn Miller
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William Westmoreland
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
William Westmoreland
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Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.
Dick Cavett
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 Voltaire
If there had been a censorship of the press in Rome we should have had today neither Horace nor Juvenal, nor the philosophical writings of Cicero
Voltaire
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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.
Emily Lau
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William Butler Yeats
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
William Butler Yeats
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