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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
~ Joseph Addison - [Censure]

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Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
~ Pablo Picasso - [Censorship]

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Art made tongue-tied by authority.
~ William Shakespeare - [Censorship]

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As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.
~ John Milton - [Censorship]

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

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Here we have bishops, priests, and deacons, a Censorship Board, vigilant librarians, confraternities and sodalities, Duce Maria, Legions of Mary, Knights of this Christian order and Knights of that one, all surrounding the sinner's free will in an embattled circle.
~ Sean O'Casey - [Censorship]

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I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances -- from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer's pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn - [Censorship]

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I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
~ William Butler Yeats - [Censorship]

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If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid.
~ Herman Melville - [Censorship]

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If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
~ Evelyn Waugh - [Censorship]

 

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