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Top 100 Quotes About Censor

#1. The Superego, in censoring the unconscious and in implanting conscience, also censors the censor. - Author: Herbert Marcuse
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#2. I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself. - Author: Michael Badnarik
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#3. Censorship makes me really angry. I even hate it when people censor themselves. - Author: Emma Stone
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#4. Now, with the message sent, the words said, she wanted to call them back, to censor, to rearrange them, to make a prettier sentence, a fairer explanation of her soul. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#5. We come into this world crying and calling, wailing and singing; and for the first months of our life all our needs and instincts, our dissatisfactions and discoveries are immediately vocalized without apology and without censor. - Author: Paul Newham
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#6. We shouldn't censor ourselves based on the weak idea of "looking cool." It's such a waste of potential awesomeness. - Author: Neko Case
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#7. The question isn't whether or not to censor artists who espouse misogynistic views. The question is whether or not we support them as listeners and consumers. - Author: Dessa Darling
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#8. I have a lot of Chinese fans who buy my movies on the street and watch them, and I'm OK with it. I'm not OK with it in other places, but if the government's going to censor me, then I want the people to see it in any way they can. - Author: Quentin Tarantino
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#9. A lot of times, we censor ourselves before the censor even gets there. - Author: Spike Lee
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#10. I never make moral judgments; I'm not qualified to do so. I am not a censor, a priest, or a politician. - Author: Federico Fellini
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#11. To be clear, Goodreads staff have not been deleting any posts. A value we've always had here is that we don't censor content (unless it's against our policies - eg porn, etc). [April 1, 2013] - Author: Otis Y. Chandler
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#12. It's easy to delete the truth when you live behind your own permanent censor. - Author: Katie Kacvinsky
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#13. Peer review was an excellent system by which academics could either anonymously censor others with whom they disagreed, or hide from controversy after they signed off on truth that the public couldn't stomach. - Author: B.C. Chase
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#14. An actor cannot be a censor. I'm there to interpret. - Author: Malcolm McDowell
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#15. When human beings are scared and feel everything is exposed to the government, we will censor ourselves from free thinking. That's dangerous for human development. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#16. I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance - Author: Jon Stewart
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#17. I love my country, but I believe that we are too quick to censor nudity. - Author: Eva Mendes
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#18. Pontius Pilate was the first great censor and Jesus Christ the first great victim of censorship. - Author: Ben Lindsey
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#19. Again, like I said, we're not trying to censor anyone. If you think drugs are cool, fine. Make that movie. We are not going to stop you, or try to stop you, but we would encourage other people to be a bit more responsible about their portrayal of drug usage. - Author: Gerald McRaney
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#20. I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself. - Author: Tim Robbins
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#21. Do Italians tell you everything they feel without censor? - Author: Adriana Trigiani
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#22. Once you get used to censorship, sometimes you self-censor. - Author: Lucien Bourjeily
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#23. We fear storms and wild beasts, but we do not censor them. If we must guard ourselves from evil influences we thereby admit their seductive appeal. - Author: Philip Slater
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#24. No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#25. There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to, comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists. I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists. - Author: Federica Montseny
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#26. Don't censor your dreams or vision with practicalities and probabilities. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#27. Words alone can rarely justify censorship. If we censor words themselves without looking at the context, we could shut down much of the entertainment industry. - Author: Witold Walczak
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#28. Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Romans the censor was an inspector of public morals, but the public morals of modern nations will not bear inspection. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#29. When one does a thing, it appears good, otherwise one would not write it. Only later comes reflection, and one discards or accepts the thing. Time is the best censor, and patience a most excellent teacher. - Author: Frederic Chopin
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#30. No one can do a thing about feelings, they exist and there's no way to censor them. We can reproach ourselves for some action, for a remark, but not for a feeling, quite simply because we have no control at all over it. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#31. I suppose being the kind of creatures we [people] are, we like to censor the past, and are selective, or want to be selective about the things that we remember. If you want to destroy people, destroy their memory, destroy their history. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#32. Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#33. As the voices fall silent, the individuals who make up the amorphous and always changing community must decide for themselves, as they always have. I can't write a coda because I can't speak for others. I can only and ever speak for myself. - Author: G.R. Reader
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#34. Books can be burned," croaked Black.
"They have a way of rising from the ashes," said Andreus. - Author: James Thurber
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#35. When you're in love, you're so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have. - Author: Emily Blunt
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#36. A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before. - Author: Jack Bowman
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#37. Censors never go after books unless kids already like them. I don't even think they know to go after books until they know that children are interested in reading this book, therefore there must be something in it that's wrong. - Author: Judy Blume
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#38. It would be nice to think that a censor could allow a genuine work of artistic seriousness and ban a titillating piece of sadism, but it would take a miracle to make such a distinction stick. - Author: Katharine Whitehorn
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#39. In Italy the censor is very old and there are many judges and psychiatrists who analyse you. - Author: Dario Argento
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#40. 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. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Author: Alfred Whitney Griswold
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#41. Our civilisation cannot afford to let the censor-moron loose. The censor-moron does not really hate anything but the living and growing human consciousness. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#42. I sort of have to self-censor sometimes. - Author: Judah Friedlander
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#43. Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. - Author: William O. Douglas
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#44. Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard. - Author: Helene Cixous
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#45. The dirtiest mind in the world is the mind of a censor. - Author: Charles Coburn
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#46. Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business. - Author: Bennett Cerf
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#47. Countries that censor news and information must recognize that from an economic standpoint, there is no distinction between censoring political speech and commercial speech. If businesses in your nations are denied access to either type of information, it will inevitably impact on growth. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#48. Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor's description and impose themselves on the world - 'Ulysses,' 'Lolita,' the 'Arabian Nights.' - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#49. If I loved him, would I censor my writing to please him? If I married him, would I force my writing to be married as well? - Author: Erica Jong
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#50. Secrets don't stay secrets very long, even when journalists decide to censor themselves. - Author: Jill Abramson
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#51. What to do? We yanked the dress up over her lovely attributes and with the addition of a scarf, the problem was solved. Sorry, guys, blame that stuffy censor. He hated surprises. - Author: Audrey Meadows
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#52. I use a stream-of-consciousness approach; if you don't censor yourself, you end up with what you're most concerned about, but you haven't filtered it through your conscious mind. Then you craft it. - Author: David Byrne
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#53. You don't rewrite it, censor it, or edit it, to suit some warped view you have of the past and your own present. - Author: V.T. Davy
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#54. I really wouldn't censor myself. But because it was on such a slower scale, I would throw things out, and I indulged the personal stuff as little flashes of truth. Little in-jokes for anyone who was paying particular attention. - Author: John Hodgman
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#55. All speech should be presumed to be protected by the Constitution, and a heavy burden should be placed on those who would censor to demonstrate with relative certainty that the speech at issue, if not censored, would lead to irremediable and immediate serious harm. - Author: Alan Dershowitz
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#56. Reading develops cognitive skills. It trains our minds to think critically and to question what you are told. This is why dictators censor or ban books. It's why it was illegal to teach slaves to read. It's why girls in developing countries have acid thrown in their faces when they walk to school. - Author: Karin Slaughter
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#57. Give your oppressed masses a sense of virtue accumulated through suffering, and stand back and marvel as they censor themselves and act in a decent, God-fearing, law-abiding and - best of all - long-suffering manner, in order to feel ethically superior to you. I've - Author: Cintra Wilson
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#58. Look, I get it. Loose stools are grosser than solid ones. But the censor is using the context of her own life history with all her hang-ups to answer the question, Is there a defensible ratio of fiber to water in this stool? - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#59. None of us would trade freedom of expression for the narrowness of the public censor. America is a free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it. - Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
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#60. I've never known how to censor myself. I say what I want at any time. - Author: Mark Kassen
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#61. I mean, they censor your work when they're scared of it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#62. Make no mistake- you can change things. Question everything, take nothing for granted; argue with all received ideas, don't respect what does not deserve respect; speak your mind, don't censor yourself; use your imagination and express what it tells you to express. These are the weapons of the mind. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#63. I regard it as ethically unacceptable and impractical to censor any aspect of trying to understand the nature of our world. - Author: Lewis Wolpert
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#64. If you do not listen to your intuition, it will stop talking to you. Your intuition is like a sensitive friend. If you question it, censor it, judge it, it gets hurt and becomes silent. - Author: Michele Cassou
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#65. Technology is not a panacea. I refuse to work on technology to track users, analyze usage patterns, watermark information, censor, detect drug use, or eavesdrop. I am not naive enough to think any of those technologies could enable a 'compromise'. - Author: Bram Cohen
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#66. If I'm a cruel satirist at least I'm not a hyprocrite: I never judge what other people do. Neither a politician nor a priest, I never censor what others do. Neither a philospher nor a psychiatrist, I never bother trying to analyze or resolve my fears and neuroses - Author: Federico Fellini
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#67. Any given censor is a fool. The very fact that he is a censor indicates that. - Author: Heywood Broun
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#68. The Roman censor Appius Claudius the Blind said, Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Author: Jim Rogers
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#69. We can self-censor ourselves for various reasons, but we can't live in a world where some person or some group decides what's offensive and what's not. - Author: Steve Breen
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#70. Fitz did not censor her mail but, as the head of the family, he had the right to read any letter addressed to a female relative living in his house. No respectable woman would object. - Author: Ken Follett
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#71. The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. - Author: Earl Warren
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#72. The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility. - Author: Anais Nin
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#73. The Church doesn't censor. It tries to guide its faithful through catechism. - Author: Claudio Hummes
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#74. In the end, you can't censor the truth, especially when it comes packaged in hot music. - Author: Jay-Z
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#75. The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service. - Author: Stephen Sondheim
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#76. When silence is a choice, it is an unnerving presence. When silence is imposed, it is censorship. - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
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#77. First thoughts have tremendous energy. The internal censor usually squelches them, so we live in the realm of second and third thoughts, thoughts on thought, twice and three times removed from the direct connection of the first fresh flash. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
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#78. Be careful not to censor yourself to fit a certain situation or group of people. When we start to censor ourselves we can easily censor ourselves right out of our lives - Author: Renae A. Sauter
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#79. When a critic sets himself up as an arbiter of morality, a judge of the matter and not the manner of a work, he is no longer a critic; he is a censor. - Author: Edward Albee
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#80. Libraries should be open to all - except the censor.
[Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960] - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#81. Censors are dead men set up to judge between life and death. For no live, sunny man would be a censor, he'd just laugh. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#82. Dogs don't censor themselves. Maybe animals were smarter than people. The dog was so happy. My mom and dad too. It felt good to know that they loved the dog, that they let themselves do that. And somehow it seemed that the dog helped us be a better family. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
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#83. Countries like Iran and China support an Internet Iron Curtain that would censor political dissidents and deny anonymous activity online through mandatory registrations of IP addresses. - Author: Marsha Blackburn
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#84. Sometimes you have to censor books. When I read 'Peter Rabbit,' I skip the part about Peter's father ending up in one of Mrs. McGregor's pies. I also hid the book of 'Grimm Fairy Tales.' They're just too grim for my grandkids. Reality will come soon enough. - Author: Regina Brett
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#85. The most important rule: Do not, I repeat, do not censor yourself in any way. Leave your editorial mind out of the loop. Just let the ideas come pouring out in any way, shape, or form they want to. Do not judge anything. - Author: James Scott Bell
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#86. 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. - Author: Judy Blume
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#87. When people censor themselves they're just as likely to get rid of the good bits as the bad bits. - Author: Brian Eno
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#88. They wanna censor me, they ratha see me in a cell, livin' in hell, with only a few of us to live to tell. - Author: Tupac Shakur
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#89. I've come to realize that the more I censor myself, the less people relate to me. - Author: Jessica Simpson
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#90. If you censor yourself, if you cannot articulate your needs, if you cannot articulate your priorities, then whatever you do, putting a little cross in a ballot box, etc, does not represent your view. It is an act of desperation. - Author: Alfred-Maurice De Zayas
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#91. We always like to keep our children in a kind of bubble and censor the bad news about the world. We like to tell them the world is full of benevolent, nice people. - Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
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#92. My sense of humor doesn't translate well into print, some of the things I say can be offensive or found offensive even though I don't mean them that way. So I have been told to try and censor myself here and there. I'm trying, but I'm not really succeeding at it. - Author: Megan Fox
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#93. Film is such a powerful medium. It's like a weapon and I think you have a duty to self-censor. - Author: Peter Jackson
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#94. The more we oblige, the more we self-censor, the more we appease, the bolder the enemy gets. - Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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#95. I think it's radical to censor information because the government asks you to. That's radical. - Author: Laura Poitras
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#96. There cannot be a censor, or a censorship that does not degenerate into absurdity and corruption, there never has been, and there never will be and of all the excuses for it that there could be, that it protects superstition, and religious fanaticism would be the worst. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#97. You clap. The Censor wakes up. We all get into trouble. - Author: Craig Ferguson
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#98. I really have to edit myself - I need someone with a censor button around me all the time. I'm just a little unaware of what's deemed appropriate. - Author: Andy Dick
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#99. It is not the idea as such which the censor attacks, whether it be heresy or radicalism or obscenity. He attacks the circulation of the idea among the classes which in his judgment are not to be trusted with the idea. - Author: Walter Lippmann
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#100. I can't censor myself; it's really important for me to say how I feel. - Author: Grimes
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