Quotes of Ban

“ Sexual intercourse began in 1963 — Between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles first LP. ”

- Philip Larkin

“ We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ We've been in many battles together (always on the same side). Over the last few years, we'd become closer than we ever realized... We were outlaws together. ”

- Merle Haggard

“ Oh! no! we never mention her, her name is never heard; my lips are now forbidden to speak, that once familiar word. ”

- Thomas Haynes Bayly

“ Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn't hold water. ”

- Thomas L. Masson

“ The role of a female outlaw was not exactly custom-made for someone recently out of a finishing-school! ”

- Gene Tierney

“ God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers — at bottom, merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think! ”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“ I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early. ”

- Daniel J. Boorstin

“ Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality. ”

- Diego Rivera

“ Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Despite the fact that an Indonesian island chicken has probably had a much more natural life than one raised on a battery farm in England, people who wouldn't think twice about buying something oven-ready become much more upset about a chicken that they've been on a boat with, so there is probably buried in the Western psyche a deep taboo about eating anything you've been introduced to socially. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration. ”

- John Negroponte

“ We have said with certainty that the embargo will not be lifted by a Security Council resolution but will corrode by itself. ”

- Saddam Hussein

“ In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because we're so caught up in playing with the technology, we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important. ”

- Dean Kamen

“ God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. ”

- Rebecca West

“ And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. ”

- Bible

“ If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am. ”

- Peter Sellers

“ I personally feel this embargo should be lifted,... I don't see any reason for its existence beyond grudges carrying into the 21st century. ”

- Steven Spielberg

“ Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them. ”

- James Caan

“ It's going to ban smoking virtually everywhere. ”

- Marion Barry

“ The rule which forbids ending a sentence with a preposition is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ I felt something shift to murder in me. I felt that I was an outlaw, a psychic outlaw, and I liked it. ”

- Norman Mailer

“ True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise. ”

- Moliere

“ A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar. ”

- Arthur Koestler

“ Life is livable because we know that wherever we go most of the people we meet will be restrained in their actions toward us by an almost instinctive network of taboos. ”

- Havelock Ellis

“ I'm leery about trying to prohibit them at the current location. ”

- John Knowles

“ I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music. ”

- Lester Bangs

“ I think any boycott is wrong,... Boycotts were exactly what the Germans were doing against the Jews. ”

- Woody Allen

“ I don't think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living. ”

- Andrew Lang

“ As these milestones approach, we can expect there to be increasing violence from the terrorists,... They can't stand elections. The thought of people voting is anathema to them. ”

- George W. Bush
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