What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
— Sigmund Freud

Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Heinrich Heine censorship quote

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
— Arnold Bennett

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.
— Clare Boothe Luce

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
— censorship quotation by William Butler Yeats