Quotes of Censor

“ I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ It's funny to be a critic. ”

- Leslie Fiedler

“ I was relatively technically adept. I can edit and wire up a light. ”

- Ian Hart

“ There's an enormous difference between being a critic and a reviewer. The reviewer reacts to the experience of that book. ”

- Christopher Lehmann Haupt

“ Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer. ”

- Thomas Perry

“ Do not... regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo? ”

- Adlai Stevenson

“ Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all! ”

- Henry James

“ Critics are already made. ”

- Lord Byron

“ They can't censor the gleam in my eye. ”

- Charles Laughton

“ No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ”

- Anatole France

“ For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion. ”

- David Cronenberg

“ 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 sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ”

- Alfred Whitney Griswold

“ No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will. ”

- Thomas Jefferson
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