Favorite Quotations ~† Censorship Conversations with God

"Where they burn books, in the end they will also burn people." ~ Heinrich Heine

The worst kind of censorship is the kind that takes place in your own mind before you sit down to a typewriter. ~ Paddy Chayefsky

A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. ~ Granville Hicks

As I have gotten braver I have censored myself less. ~ Gretchen Cryer

Censorship is the height of vanity. ~ Martha Graham

Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. ~ Potter Stewart

Censorship that comes from the outside assumes about people an inability to make reasoned choices. ~ George Carlin

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

I don't believe in censorship, but I do believe that an artist has to take some moral responsibility for what he or she is putting out there. ~ Tom Petty

I never make moral judgments; Iím not qualified to do so. I am not a censor, a priest, or a politician. ~ Fredrico Fellini

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. ~ John Mortimer

One thing is for sureónone of the arts flourishes on censorship and repression. And by this time it should be evident that the American public is capable of doing its own censoring. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship. ~ Fidel Castro

No art ever survived censorship; no art ever will. ~ Oscar Wilde