Monday, October 01, 2012

Banned Books Week: Quotes

“All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf - that work I abhor - then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.”

― Katherine Paterson

Top Quotes about about book banning:

"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed." - Benjamin Franklin, 1730

"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance." -Lyndon Baines Johnson

"Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads." - George Bernard Shaw

"One man's vulgarity is another's lyric." - John Marshall Harlan, Supreme Court justice, 1971

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." - Mark Twain

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." - Oscar Wilde

Free people read freely!  


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