If the human body is obscene, complain to the manufacturer!
Larry Flynt, in Sex, Lies & Politics : The Naked Truth (2006), p. 201
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.Benjamin Franklin
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
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.
Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
The only bad F-word is FCC.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn't anger me.
There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.oscar wilde
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.oscar wilde
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.oscar wilde
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.