Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

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. 26

September 26, 2017

Potter Stewart, on censorship

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. “

Quote of the day, July 11

July 11, 2013

Mikhail Bulgakov, on censorship

“To struggle against censorship, whatever its nature, and whatever the power under which it exists, is my duty as a writer, as are calls for freedom of the press. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 2

August 2, 2012

Henry Steele Commager, on censorship

“Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 13, 2012

Mohamed Hashem, an Egytian democracy activist, on freedom of the press

“There is no such thing as a ceiling to freedoms. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 21

March 21, 2011

Indira Gandhi, on why she enacted press censorship

“When there are no papers, there is no agitation. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2010

Tommy Smothers, on censorship

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

 


Quote of the day, Oct. 5

October 5, 2010

George Suttle, on censorship

“As long as humans have sought to communicate, others have sought to prevent them. Every day someone tries to restrict or control what can be said, written, sung, or broadcast. Almost every idea ever thought has proved objectionable to one person or another, and almost everyone has sometimes felt the world would be a better place if only ‘so and so’ would go away.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2010

Benjamin Franklin, on liberty (1759)

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2010

Henry Steele Commanger, on censorship (1950)

“Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.”