65 Ban Quotes On Success In Life

These Ban quotes will inspire you. Ban, to forbid people from using (something) or officially or legally prohibit.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Ban quotes, Ban sayings, and Ban proverbs.

Best Ban Quotes

  1. “At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were criminalized for exactly the same reasons that psychedelic plants were banned in later years. They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos.” ~ Timothy Leary
  2. “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” ~ Voltaire
  3. “I hate that word ‘hate’ – it should be banned.” ~ Nicole Appleton
  4. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ~ Joseph Brodsky

  5. “If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.” ~ Ezra Pound
  6. “The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.” ~ Libby Houston
  7. “People keep coming up to me and asking, ‘How does it feel to be banned for life?’ Banned for life. I wasn’t banned for life. There was never a word of suspension, probation or ban in that agreement. It was never meant to be part of it.” ~ George Steinbrenner , Life ban quotes
  8. “It’s very worrying at this time in the world that any point of view should be prohibited, that’s banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.” ~ Thabo Mbeki
  9. “Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail.” ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold

  10. “Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.” ~ Leon Kass
  11. “In addition, we were unable to meet openly to discuss the progress of the book, for we were both on the list of persons banned from communicating with other banned persons.” ~ Ruth First
  12. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  13. “Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  14. “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” ~ Salman Rushdie

  15. “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  16. “If I could have banned them all…I would have!” ~ Dianne Feinstein
  17. “Performance enhancing drugs are banned in the Olympics. OK, we can swing with that. But performance ‘debilitating’ drugs should not be banned. Smoke a joint and win the 100 metres, fair play for you. That’s pretty good. Unless someone’s dangling a Mars bar off in the distance.” ~ Eddie Izzard
  18. “The Assault Weapons Ban deals with a fictional distinction. You have guns that are exactly the same guns as are banned, in function, that were banned because of the way they look. And you know, that’s the whole truth of this policy: it’s to make politicians look as if they are doing something, when in point of fact, they are doing nothing.” ~ Alan Keyes
  19. “The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.” ~ Walt Whitman

  20. “When I introduced a black soldier, Lt. Flap, in 1971, the Stars and Stripes banned the strip. They were having racial problems and thought it would increase the tensions.” ~ Mort Walker
  21. “I would love mainland Chinese to read my book. There is a Chinese translation which I worked on myself, published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many copies have gone into China but it is still banned.” ~ Jung Chang
  22. “Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.” ~ Jung Chang
  23. “Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.” ~ Jim Sensenbrenner
  24. “Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.” ~ Bill Toomey

  25. “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.” ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
  26. “Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world’s countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or “disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity.” ~ Peter Benenson
  27. “I did write a letter to the archdiocese who’d banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.” ~ Billy Joel
  28. “Did you ever hear anyone say, ‘That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me’?” ~ Joseph Henry Jackson

  29. “You can take a substance that works in your system, but then you take this over here that’s not banned, and this over here that’s not banned, but if you mix them together, you’ve got a banned substance in your system.” ~ Lawrence Taylor
  30. “First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned.” ~ Lawrence Taylor
  31. “Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” ~ Sarah Brady
  32. “You know I’ve had work banned.” ~ Kathy Acker

  33. “Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.” ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar
  34. “God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.” ~ Rebecca West
  35. “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” ~ Mark Twain
  36. “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” ~ William O. Douglas
  37. “The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned.” ~ Cobi Jones

  38. “At one o’clock, the ever-logical Right-Eye Grand Steward woke up to discover that during his sleep his left-eyed counterpart had executed three of his advisors for treason, ordered the creation of a new carp pool and banned limericks. Worse still, no progress had been made in tracking down the Kleptomancer, and of the two people believed to be his accomplices, both had been released from prison and one had been appointed food taster. Right-Eye was not amused. He had known for centuries that he could trust nobody but himself. Now he was seriously starting to wonder about himself.” ~ Frances Hardinge
  39. “Unlike others who have been caught swearing on camera, I apologised immediately. And yet I am the only person banned for swearing. That doesn’t seem right.” ~ Wayne Rooney
  40. “The noble Lord, Lord Harrison, said, ‘Fox hunting is cruel and I therefore want it banned.’ He went on to discuss the option of controlling foxes by shooting with a rifle. He suggested that that method was preferred in the Burns report. However, nowhere in that report, so far as I can see, does any conclusion suggest that fox hunting is cruel. I defy the noble Lord to find a reference in the Burns report that says that fox hunting is cruel. It does not say that anywhere. Therefore, the only conclusion to draw is that fox hunting is not cruel.” ~ David Verney, 21st Baron Willoughby de Broke
  41. “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” ~ Potter Stewart

  42. “I was well acquainted with the Calcutta literary circle since I was 17, when I lived in Bangladesh and published and edited a little magazine called ‘Sejuti,’ for which young poets from both Bengals wrote. If you look at my life, there is no question of using anyone for anything. I have only got banned, blacklisted and banished.” ~ Taslima Nasrin
  43. “The BIBLE – banned, burned, beloved.  More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history. Generations of intellectuals have attempted to discredit it,  dictators of every age have outlawed it and executed those who read it.  Yet soldiers carry it into battle believing it more powerful than their weapons.  Fragments of it smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints” ~ Charles Colson
  44. “James Joyce’s English was based on the rhythm of the Irish language. He wrote things that shocked English language speakers but he was thinking in Gaelic. I’ve sung songs that if they were in English, would have been banned too. The psyche of the Irish language is completely different to the English-speaking world.” ~ Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh
  45. “One of the first big bubbles, of course, was the huge and horrible South Sea Bubble in England. And the aftermath was interesting. Many of you probably don’t remember what happened after the South Sea Bubble, which caused an enormous financial contraction, and a lot of pain. They banned publicly traded stock in England for decades.” ~ Charlie Munger
  46. “Banned! My eyes light up, I think I see stars. Anything that has been banned by anyone must be something I’d like.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel

  47. “The Pentagon banned the army from using Chinese-made berets. In a more veiled slap at the Chinese, the Pentagon also banned any alternative form of checkers.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  48. “The British Union of Fascists, Oswald Mosley`s group, the black shirts, they were banned in Britain in 1940. And Max Mosley`s dad, Sir Oswald Mosley, ended up spending three years in World War II, 1940 to 1943, interned in the U.K. as basically an enemy of the state. He spent that time in prison, as did Max Mosley`s mother.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  49. “I wanted to live with the ****ing manta rays, but they banned me from Sea World.” ~ Thom Yorke
  50. “For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned “Paradise.” Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.” ~ Stanley Coren
  51. “In 1916, when Johnny Heartfield and I invented photomontage in my studio at the south end of the town at five o’clock one May morning, we had no idea of the immense possibilities, or of the thorny but successful career, that awaited the new invention. On a piece of cardboard we pasted a mishmash of advertisements for hernia belts, student song books and dog food, labels from schnaps and wine bottles, and photographs from picture papers, cut up at will in such a way as to say, in pictures, what would have been banned by the censors if we had said it in words.” ~ George Grosz
  52. “The second time I was banned was when I directed a film called Xiu Xiu. I was banned for three years from China.” ~ Amanda Schull

  53. “… immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act … [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.” ~ Josh Sugarmann
  54. “With the Republican Party`s presidential front-runner proposing that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States, that perhaps there ought to be a national registry of Muslims, that we ought to looking into Muslims having to carry government ID cards that state their religion, now, the word fascist is being used to describe this ascending and leading Republican politician.” ~ Rachel Maddow
  55. “When did banning anything, ever work? I mean, we banned liquor once in this country, oh, that worked like a charm, didn’t it, folks? You couldn’t find a drink in the roaring 20’s, could ya? See that’s the problem with the banning thing! I say why stop there, let’s not ban guns, I know, let’s ban crime!” ~ Brad Stine
  56. “I’m very proud that the state of Vermont banned fracking. I hope communities all over California, and all over America do the same.” ~ Bernie Sanders

  57. “Perhaps there was more authentic danger in the photography that was banned – why shouldn’t one be able to produce it? But this new enthusiasm finally caused us some trouble, and it suffices to say, if I remember correctly, that it was in this way that my thoughts turned to the young maidens.” ~ Hans Bellmer
  58. “As an author, you go into the school, it gets written about in the paper. It sucks that your book was banned, but you almost benefit from it. The bummer is all of the incredible educators. Nobody is writing about them. They are on the frontlines still, to this day, fighting to reinstate those programs.” ~ Matt de la Pena
  59. “There has never been evidence that people from these [banned] countries are disproportionately likely to commit terrorist acts. We have sent chaos to the airports. We have offended the world. We have derailed the administration. We have done it in such an incompetent way, the administration has, that people with perfectly legal residence have been widely inconvenienced.” ~ David Brooks
  60. “I think that we should ban so-called junk guns. I think we should ban assault weapons like the weapons used here [in Fort Worth], yes. I think that the kinds of weapons that have no legitimate use for hunting or the kind of weapon that a homeowner would use, I think they should be banned, yes, those kind of weapons.” ~ Al Gore
  61. “I decided that I wanted nothing to do with South African government television while any of my fellow writers were banned and couldn’t speak publicly.” ~ Nadine Gordimer

  62. “I couldn’t get a job acting all the time and there were down periods where I could take photographs or paint. I got into a lot of trouble when I was young, from making two films with James Dean, watching him work and then him dying and thinking I could turn down work. There was a big difference, he was a star and I wasn’t. So I got in a lot of trouble and was essentially banned from Hollywood.” ~ Dennis Hopper
  63. “In particular, recently Belgium has banned the sale of a cellphone to a 7-year-old. Turkey has banned ads and advertising to children. So has France for children under 12. India has bans in certain areas. In Bangalore, you cannot sell a cellphone to someone younger than 16. So in different parts of the world, they’ve taken different steps.” ~ Devra Davis
  64. “In early 1999, I was watching TV, when I came across a story on Afghanistan. It was a story about the Taliban and the restrictions they were imposing on the Afghan people, most notably women. At some point in the story, there was a casual reference to them having banned the game of kite fighting. This detail struck a personal chord with me, as I had grown up in Kabul flying kite with my friends.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  65. “An herbal medicine made from a plant native to Asia is about to be banned in the U.S. It’s known as either kratom or kratom, and forms of it are sold in shops and on the internet. In the next few weeks, kratom is set to be classified as a Schedule I drug. That puts it in the same category with marijuana and heroin.” ~ Audie Cornish

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