Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Quotes

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~Tommy Smothers

Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. ~Potter Stewart

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ~Alfred Whitney Griswold

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. ~Albert Camus

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind. ~John Stuart Mill

Censorship offends me. ~Author Unknown

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky

You can cage the singer but not the song. ~Harry Belafonte

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
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1 comment:

Ratfish said...

More quotes about the press

Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.

Couric: What, specifically?

Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.