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"Censorship in any form is a monstrosity,
something worse than murder:
assaulting thought is a crime that wounds the soul".
 Gustave Flaubert

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"As centuries of dictators have shown, an illiterate crowd is the easiest to rule; since the craft of reading cannot be untaught once it has been acquired, the second-best recourse is to limit its scope".

 Alberto Manguel

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“To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the individuals to be either fools or slaves.
Such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain”.
Claude-Adrien Helvétius

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"Wherever they burn books,
in the end they will also burn human beings".
Heinrich Heine

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"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.
And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers”.
Judy Blume

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