** [[w:Alfred Whitney Griswold|Alfred Whitney Griswold]]
* "Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."
** [[w:Heinrich Heine|Heinrich Heine]]
* "Then the first thing will be to establish a censorship of the writers of fiction, and let the censors receive any tale of fiction which is good, and reject the bad; and we will desire mothers and nurses to tell their children the authorized ones only."
** [[w:Plato|Plato]] ''[[w:The Republic|The Republic]], Book II''
* "The last half of the 20th century will seem like a wild party for rich kids, compared to what's coming now. The party's over, folks. . . [Censorship of the news] is a given in wartime, along with massive campaigns of deliberately-planted "Dis-information". That is routine behavior in Wartime— for all countries and all combatants— and it makes life difficult for people who value real news."
** [[w:Hunter S. Thompson|Hunter S. Thompson]], "When War Drums Roll" (17 September 2001)
* "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
** Unknown, but often attributed to [[w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain]]
* "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."
** [[w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain]], Letter to Mrs. F. G. Whitmore (7 February 1907)
* "In the mean time, don't worry about the millions of hardcore bukkake, gang-bang, and rape sites your filters miss, satire sites should be your top priority. Irresponsible parents who can't be bothered with supervising their children will thank you for it."
** [[w:George Ouzounian|George Ouzounian, aka Maddox]]
* "The only bad F-word is FCC."
** [[w:Tom Morello|Tom Morello]]
* "There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all."
** [[w:Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde]], ''[[w:The Picture of Dorian Gray|The Picture of Dorian Gray]]'', (1891)
* "The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame."
** [[w:Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde]], ''[[w:The Picture of Dorian Gray|The Picture of Dorian Gray]]'' (1891)
* "An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."
** [[w:Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde]]
* "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."
** [[w:Judy Blume|Judy Blume]]
** [[w:Thomas Bacot|Thomas Bacot]]
* "Censor this!"
* "It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers."
** [[w:Judy Blume|Judy Blume]]
* It seems that [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia.com]], that splendid source for all kinds of information, is no longer dedicated to the truth, assuming it ever was. <br>Individuals who have tried to [[w:Wikipedia:Cheatsheet|edit]] the pages about [[w:Barack Obama|Barack Obama]] — to reflect the incontrovertible fact that he is not [[w:God|God]], [[w:Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln]], [[w:Franklin Delano Roosevelt|Franklin Roosevelt]], or [[w:Ronald Reagan|Ronald Reagan]] — report that their contributions have [[w:Wikipedia:Consensus|vanished]] within minutes of posting them, and that they, themselves, have been [[w:Wikipedia:Blocking policy|suspended]] for three days following each 'infraction'. <br>When some sort of official at [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] was contacted about this, she [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stonewalling stonewalled], claiming that this [[w:censorship|censorship]] was the work of 'volunteers', implying they were somehow beyond control of [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] itself. <br>Like the [[w:Red Guards (China)|Red Guard]] and the [[w:Khmer Rouge|Khmer Rouge]] were 'volunteers'.
** [[w:L. Neil Smith|L. Neil Smith]], "Announcifications From Your Publicatorialist: Wikipedia, Missouri, and ''Ceres'',"[http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2009/tle510-20090315-04.html] (15 March 2009)