15 Quotes About Censorship


Internet censorship is quite a new problem in the world but censorship was present in the world in others areas for many years.

Below you can find 15 quotes about censorship to think about.

1.“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”

—Laurie Halse Anderson

2.“If there’s one American belief I hold above all others, it’s that those who would set themselves up in judgment on matters of what is “right” and what is “best” should be given no rest; that they should have to defend their behavior most stringently. … As a nation, we’ve been through too many fights to preserve our rights of free thought to let them go just because some prude with a highlighter doesn’t approve of them.”

— Stephen King

 3. “Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you’ve got to fight it.”— Judy Blume

4. “Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.”

— Stephen Chbosky

5. “I hate it that Americans are taught to fear some books and some ideas as though they were diseases.”

— Kurt Vonnegut

6. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

― Haruki Murakami

7. “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”

— Salman Rushdie

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

— Mark Twain

9. “Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – they contain ideas.”

― Pete Hautman


10. “Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.”

— Clare Booth Luce

11. “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.”

— Voltaire

12. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

— Oscar Wilde

13. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

— Benjamin Franklin

14. “Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.”

— Lois Lowry


15. “The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”

— George Bernard Shaw