Quotes About Freedom Of Expression

Quotes tagged as "freedom-of-expression" (showing 1-30 of 119)
Noam Chomsky
“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky

John Scalzi
“1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read (or watch, or listen to, or taste, or whatever). They’re also entitled to express them online.

2. Sometimes those opinions will be ones you don’t like.

3. Sometimes those opinions won’t be very nice.

4. The people expressing those may be (but are not always) assholes.

5. However, if your solution to this “problem” is to vex, annoy, threaten or harrass them, you are almost certainly a bigger asshole.

6. You may also be twelve.

7. You are not responsible for anyone else’s actions or karma, but you are responsible for your own.

8. So leave them alone and go about your own life."

[Bad Reviews: I Can Handle Them, and So Should You (Blog post, July 17, 2012)]”
John Scalzi

Jaclyn Friedman
“A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies on women to be tidy in all ways, to be quiet and obedient and agreeable and available (but never aggressive), those of us who color outside of the lines get called sluts. And that word is meant to keep us in line.”
Jaclyn Friedman

Henry David Thoreau
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.”
Henry David Thoreau

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

A.J. Liebling
“Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.”
A.J. Liebling

“You can't pick and choose which types of freedom you want to defend. You must defend all of it or be against all of it.”
Scott Howard Phillips

Tiffany Madison
“Of all the religions in the world, perhaps the religion of liberty is the only faith capable of purity.”
Tiffany Madison

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Man must be able to think freely and he must be able to express his thoughts freely! He who is against this is not only fascist and primitive but at the same time is a very great coward also! Only the brave and the honourable men are never afraid of freedom of thought and freedom of expression of ideas! Just like the cockroaches do not like the light, evil minds also do not like the freedom of thoughts!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Artists, by their free expressions, encourage others to be free. This is the quality that makes works of art enduring.”
Marty Rubin

Anthony Burgess
“Look, I don't see why bad artists - I mean artists who are obviously incompetent... - why they should be presented hypocritically as good artists just because they're supposed to be advancing the frontiers of freedom of expression or... ...demonstrating that there should be no limit on subject matter.”
Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

Arun D. Ellis
“It’s not the word that’s important, it’s the right to say any word you want to and to form any sentence you want to, that’s the point and once they start to legally restrict what we can say and what we can’t say then we are on a slippery slope to authoritarianism.”

“We’re talking about racists,” said Karen.

“No one should be allowed to be racist,” said Mark.

“But that’s not down to the Government or the courts,” said Rob desperately, “that should be down to us, we should make it difficult for people to be racist, we should frown upon such language and activity, it should be by peer pressure that we stop people from being abusive and unpleasant, not down to the Government.”

“Why not?” demanded Karen, “they make the laws so it’s down to them to make the punishments.”

“It’s not about punishment,” pressed Rob, “it’s about morality and social conscience, it’s about standing up for what’s right versus moral laziness, it’s about courage versus cowardice.”
Arun D. Ellis, Daydream Believers

Noam Chomsky
“If we do not believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we do not believe in it at all.”
Noam Chomsky

Amit Ray
“A nuclear-weapons-free world is the highest gift of humanity to the next generation.”
Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

Salman Rushdie
“Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom too.”
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie
“Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."

[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)]”
Salman Rushdie

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To think is sacred; let every person think freely! To express what you think is sacred; let every person express his thought freely! If you do this, you prove that you are a conscientious and a moral human being! If you don’t do this, you just declare yourself being fascist!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There are people who are trying to make the world darker and there are people who are trying to make the world brighter! And how can you know who is who? Very simple: Those who let you express your ideas freely, those who let you to be different than others and those who give you every freedom to criticize anything are the ones who are trying to make the world brighter!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There are two kinds of politicians on Earth: Those who expand the freedoms and those who restrict them! The second group has no chance to triumph and they will always be remembered as spooky characters from a horror movie!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Ljupka Cvetanova
“People would rather be equal thank free.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Liao Yiwu
“Liao writes with the courage of a man who knows loss and doesn't fear it. There is nothing to make him notice like an official injunction against noticing, nothing to make him listen like official deafness, nothing that drives him to make us see like the blindness that officialdom seeks to impose.”
Liao Yiwu, The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up

“It wasn't until I look inside myself that I found the truth of it all.”
Anthony L. Williamms

“स्वतंत्रता के नियमों को स्वीकार करने के बाद ही आपको स्वतंत्र कहलाने का अधिकार है ।”
Vikram Singh Slathia

Martijn Benders
“I have voted to legalize recreational incarnations. We should no longer jail people in a body just because they have chosen to incarnate in this dimension for fun. Are you guys with me on this one?”
Martijn Benders

“My soul has the power to soar to the heavens with vibrational freedom.”
Debbie A. Anderson

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