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“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”
George Bernard Shaw
“I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.”
“The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.”
“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.”
“Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.”
“The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.”
Henry Steele Commager
“Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.”
“As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.”
“I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.”
“Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”
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