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Censorship Quotations

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You have a perfect right, of course, as every parent does, and I’m a parent, to decide what your child is exposed to. You do not have the right to decide what everyone else’s children are exposed to. So that’s how I feel about it.

– J.K. Rowling


Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…

– Dwight D. Eisenhower


Every burned book enlightens the world.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.

– Benjamin Franklin


Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.

– Judy Blume


Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.

– Mark Twain


An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

– Oscar Wilde


Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

– Harper Lee


There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

– Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky


Dare to think for yourself.

– Voltaire