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    I suppose maybe [Wilson] would be a better person if he were able to censor himself, but then he wouldn't be as interesting.
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: people  censor 
     
    [Wilson] has this strange inability to censor himself, and he'll say these things that are sometimes quite caustic or end up creating some kind of violent reaction, you know. But, you know, I admire that.
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: hell  violent  censor 
     
    Words alone can rarely justify censorship. If we censor words themselves without looking at the context, we could shut down much of the entertainment industry.
    — Witold Walczak
    tags: alone  censor 
     
    Rather than trying to put an end to Eminem or some other rapper, politicians should think about why they're rapping. It's easier to try to censor some kid who's swearing about poverty than it is to stop the poverty.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: poverty  kids  censor 
     
    It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.
    — William O. Douglas
    Thus if the First Amendment means anything in this field, it must allow protests even against the moral code that the standard of the day sets for the community. In other words, literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
    — William O. Douglas
    The censor is always quick to justify his function in terms that are protective of society. But the First Amendment, written in terms that are absolute, deprives the States of any power to pass on the value, the propriety, or the morality of a particular expression.
    — William O. Douglas
    Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
    — William O. Douglas
    Censors will try to censor a little bit more each year (because, like editors and other officious people, censors don't feel they are getting anywhere unless they are up and doing).
    — Wilfrid Sheed
    tags: people  year  censor 
     
    It is not the idea as such which the censor attacks, whether it be heresy or radicalism or obscenity. He attacks the circulation of the idea among the classes which in his judgment are not to be trusted with the idea.
    — Walter Lippmann
    tags: ideas  censor 
     
    I'm a bit of a goofball; I don't have a lot of censors and I don't have a lot boundaries and I'm trying to remember that the world is watching.
    — Ty Olsson
    tags: world  censor 
     
    They wanna censor me, they ratha see me in a cell, livin' in hell, with only a few of us to live to tell.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: live  hell  censor 
     
    A system of cameras and censors are used along the border and interior to help detect the movement of illegal immigrants crossing through the dense brush.
    — Timothy Murphy
    tags: help  censor 
     
    Right now it is illegal for a service provider to censor or block a site because they don't like it or to privilege someone who pays them extra money. So it's basically a level playing field. I think it was a great victory. It doesn't solve all the problems of our time, but I think we've gotten a much better place.
    — Tim Wu
    I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself.
    — Tim Robbins
    Adults forget that kids are their own best censors.
    — Tim Burton
    tags: adult  kids  censor 
     
    The function of the censor is to censor. He has a professional interest in finding things to suppress.
    — Thomas I. Emerson
    tags: censor 
     
    One could think of ways to defeat the censor. I could put up the answers on my Facebook page or website or Counterpunch. In today's world it's not easy to suppress information. Technology has helped us a great deal.
    — Tariq Ali
    tags: world  technology  censor 
     
    Photographs have always been the tar baby of censors and obscenity laws. Literature can certainly (if it's any good) conjure up the most pornographic imagination. But photographs dare to be real. No matter how contrived or constructed they are, there's that damn body staring you in the face.
    — Susie Bright
    Feminists who want to censor what they regard as harmful pornography have essentially the same motivation as other would-be censors: They want to use the power of the state to accomplish what they have been unable to achieve in the marketplace of ideas and images. The impulse to censor places no faith in the possibilities of democratic persuasion.
    — Susan Jacoby
    The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service.
    — Stephen Sondheim
    tags: service  censor 
     
    A lot of times, we censor ourselves before the censor even gets there.
    — Spike Lee
    tags: time  censor 
     
    When you actually see it, it is quite strong, but there's nothing really pornographic about it. They are high-impact yet very short moments of sexuality, which makes it very confusing for the censors. If censors were merely human beings who watch a film ["Aquarius"] and come out with a conclusion about what they saw, then there wouldn't be a problem.
    — Sonia Braga
    Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.
    — Salman Rushdie
    tags: lies  fools  censor 
     
    All forms of government ultimately are not going to succeed in trying to control or censor the Internet.
    — Rupert Murdoch
    You cant censor peoples dreams.
    — Robyn
    tags: dreams  censor 
     
    I never heard of anyone who was really literate or who ever really loved books who wanted to suppress any of them. Censors only read a book with great difficulty, moving their lips as they puzzle out each syllable, when someone tells them that the book is unfit to read.
    — Robertson Davies
    tags: book  read  censor 
     
    I think if we ban certain religions, if we censor the Internet, I think that at that point the terrorists will have won.
    — Rand Paul
    tags: internet  censor 
     
    You have to allow your mind to create and then if you want to censor something and bring it down or point it in a different direction, then you can do it.
    — Queen Latifah
    tags: mind  censor 
     
    The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory of evolution in the classroom.
    — Phyllis Schlafly
    What masquerades as sex education is not education at all. It is selective propaganda which artificially encourages children to participate in adult sex, while it censors out the facts of life about the unhappy consequences. It is robbing children of their childhood.
    — Phyllis Schlafly
    But, o, photography! as no art is,Faithful and disappointing! That recordsDull days as dull, and hold-it smiles as frauds,And will not censor blemishes,Like washing-lines, and Hall's-Distemper boards
    — Philip Larkin
    tags: smile  censor 
     
    I don't feel that censorship keeps me from doing the work, though. I'm my bigger censor.
    — Patti Smith
    tags: work  censor 
     
    In conclusion, you can see that there is a place for censors and we only wish that we could tell you where it is.
    — Pat Paulsen
    tags: wishes  censor 
     
    Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that in ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods. This makes them prone to set themselves up as critics and censors of the frail and erring human beings whose lot they share.
    — P. G. Wodehouse
    tags: human  facts  cat  god  shares  censor 
     
    We shouldn't censor ourselves based on the weak idea of "looking cool." It's such a waste of potential awesomeness.
    — Neko Case
    tags: potential  ideas  censor 
     
    First thoughts have tremendous energy. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in the realm of second and third thoughts, thoughts on thought, twice and three times removed from the direct connection of the first fresh flash.
    — Natalie Goldberg
    tags: time  live  thoughts  energy  censor 
     
    The aim is to burn through to first thoughts, to the place where energy is unobstructed by social politeness or the internal censor, to the place where you are writing what you mind actually sees and feels, not what it thinks it should see or feel.
    — Natalie Goldberg
    I will never censor myself to please anyone.
    — Natalia Kills
    tags: censor 
     
    A liberal was somebody who expected and hoped that government would help the poor - you know, that whole routine. I did not know then and I've learned since that in an area that means a lot to me, free speech, liberals are as bad as many conservatives in trying to censor speech.
    — Nat Hentoff
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