Archive for the ‘Censorship’ Category

Quote of the day, Dec. 26

December 26, 2017

Henry Louis Gates Jr., on censorship

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2017

Langston Hughes, on censorship

“We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2017

 Isaac Asimov, on censorship

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 27, 2017

Tommy Smothers, on censorship

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.”

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2015

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, on censorship

“If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person’s mind begins to roam irretrievably. One’s fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 5

January 5, 2015

The Hindu, editorial of Jan. 5, 2015, on censorship

“But in blocking URLs, the government speaks of not just content that poses a direct threat to public order and security, but also the spread of ‘propaganda’—which is a perilously vague term with the potential to impinge on fundamental rights … (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 5

September 5, 2014

George Bernard Shaw, on censorship (1911)

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2013

Doris Lessing, on libraries (1999)

“With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one—but no one at all—can tell you what to read and when and how.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 13

October 13, 2013

Tim Berners-Lee, on security and the World Wide Web

“The original design of the Web 24 years ago was for a universal space. We just have to make sure it’s not undercut by any large companies or governments trying to use it and get total control.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2013

Alfred Whitney Griswold, on censorship (1952)

“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. (more…)