Quotes of censorship

  1. I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible. – Kathy Acker
  2. When you are covering a life -or -death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship – Kate Adie
  3. Censorship is a strange situation. There was times when people would burn books because they didn't like what people were doing. – Michael Berryman
  4. I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity. – Lee Child
  5. One thing that success has taught me is censorship – Tracey Emin
  6. People must not think that all bad in man which is unleashed, the moment you impose censorship disappears from man. – Milos Forman
  7. The worst evil is- and that's the product of censorship is the self -censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself. – Milos Forman
  8. Censorship is the height of vanity. – Martha Graham
  9. We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line. – Langston Hughes
  10. I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship – Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  11. The only place we were really told to tone it down- where other people would use the word censorship but I wouldn't- was when we did MTV right after the Beavis and Butt -head thing. – Penn Jillette
  12. What is also strange to me is that public libraries have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship – Matthew Lesko
  13. 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
  14. The censorship is such on television in the U. S. that films like mine don't stand a chance. – John Pilger

Usage examples for censorship

  1. Obstacles to scientific advance; the universities still dominated by Aristotle; the theological faculties; the censorship of the press exercised by both church and state; ... – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  2. Little was known of his pamphlet, for it was kept out of the country by censorship in Russia. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  3. When he pleads for the abolition of the Dramatic Censorship before a Royal Commission, he gives us not only the most effective practical exposure of the Censorship that has ever been written, but also a far- reaching philosophical analysis of liberty as freedom to express and propagate ideas. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  4. If the State is sacred, there must be censorship – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  5. The laws respecting the censorship of the press were much relaxed, and numerous political journals were established at Rome, which before had nothing that deserved the name of a newspaper. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  6. Under the ban of the censorship little of this was allowed to show itself in print, but, when Lord Lansdowne spoke, there was a response from the heart. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  7. We may, therefore, conclude that the more enlightened a censorship is, the worse it would serve us. – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
  8. It is worth adding that what began the mischief with her was having nothing readable within her reach except popular novels which made everything that tempted her seem poetic and delightful and honorable, and were therefore not suppressed by the censorship – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. Is there not something to be said for a political censorship if not for a moral one? – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
  10. To this censorship the press submitted cordially. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  11. In 1792 the philosopher fell under the royal censorship for his Religion within the Limits of Pure Reason. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  12. The question of the censorship was not so serious as it might appear. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  13. 335. Stage Censorship ii. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  14. Again, the state- censorship exercised by the magistrates who exhibited the games would naturally deter a poet, who did not wish to encounter the fate of Naevius, from any direct dealing with the delicate subject of Roman social and family life. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  15. History tells us that they were twice consuls together, and colleagues in the censorship – Treatises on Friendship and Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  16. The Government, which had lately repealed the law of censorship now restored it by edict. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  17. Chapter, " Censorship and Secrecy." – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  18. However rigid their censorship copies of German newspapers reach us every day from neutral countries. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. I am not aware that any censorship of the press has been authorized by General Synod. – History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China by J. V. N. Talmage
  20. A campaign was waged also to bring about greater censorship of motion pictures. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott