Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful.
Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?
Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.
I wrote 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Huck Finn' for adults exclusively, and it always distressed me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them. The mind that becomes soiled in youth can never again be washed clean.
Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.
The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.
I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power.
Don't join the book burners!
There's more than one way to be a girl
There is more than one way to burn a book.
Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.
There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.
To reject the word is to reject the human search.
Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail
Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas.
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