21 Self Censorship Quotes On Success In Life

These self censorship quotes will inspire you. Self-censorship is the exercising of control over what one says and does, especially to avoid castigation.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self censorship quotes, self censorship sayings, and self censorship proverbs.

Best Self Censorship Quotes

  1. “Self-censorship is insulting to the self. Timidity is a hopeless way forward.” ~ Ai Weiwei
  2. “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.” ~ Tim Robbins
  3. “The worst evil is – and that’s the product of censorship – is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.” ~ Milos Forman
  4. “The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  5. “But poets were not considered dangerous and they were advised to exercise self-censorship. At most, poets were requested not to write at all. I took advantage of this negative liberty.” ~ Eugenio Montale
  6. “Self-censorship, the most important and most successful form of censorship, is rampant. Debate is identified with dissent, which is in turn identified with disloyalty. There is a widespread feeling that, in this new, open-ended emergency, we may not be able to ‘afford’ our traditional freedoms.” ~ Susan Sontag
  7. “Society develops a type of self-censorship, with the knowledge that surveillance exists – a self-censorship that is even expressed when people communicate with each other privately.” ~ Julian Assange
  8. “I am still against any kind of censorship. It’s a subject in my life that has been very important.” ~ Bernardo Bertolucci

  9. “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.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  10. “Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child’s Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship. To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.” ~ George Orwell
  11. “Self-censorship as a result of intimidation or social pressures, sometimes referred to as “political correctness”, constitutes a serious obstacle to the proper functioning of democracy. It is important to hear the views of all persons,including the “silent majority”, and to give heed to the weaker voices.” ~ Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
  12. “You should not be subjected to the pressures, the intimidation, whether by Government or by the private sector, which would force you into self-censorship.” ~ Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

  13. “Scholars, who pride themselves on speaking their minds, often engage in a form of self-censorship which is called “realism.” To be “realistic” in dealing with a problem is to work only among the alternatives which the most powerful in society put forth. It is as if we are all confined to a, b, c, or d in the multiple choice test, when we know there is another possible answer. American society, although it has more freedom of expression than most societies in the world, thus sets limits beyond which respectable people are not supposed to think or speak.” ~ Howard Zinn
  14. “I don’t engage in self-censorship. But I do change everybody to have red hair in the last draft. … If you give people red hair when in real life they haven’t got red hair, I’ve noticed they don’t recognize themselves, anyway.” ~ Carol Bly
  15. “I saw that publishing all over the world was deeply constrained by self-censorship, economics and political censorship, while the military-industrial complex was growing at a tremendous rate, and the amount of information that it was collecting about all of us vastly exceeded the public imagination.” ~ Julian Assange
  16. “But it also came at a significant cost for human rights, and today’s restricted freedom of expression, self-censorship and stunted multiparty democracy.” ~ Phil Robertson

  17. “I have a really good idea of who my readers are and always write with a sensitivity to my audience. I use the F word when necessary, but there are words I won’t use, mainly because I don’t like them. I don’t write about body parts when I write about sex. It’s not about the physiological, it’s more important for teens to read about the emotional aspects. I do think there are times when self-censorship is important.” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  18. “A dreary censorship, and self-censorship, has been imposed on books by the centralization of the book industry.” ~ Erica Jong
  19. “Self-censorship, whether known or unknown, is an unwelcome brake on creativity; it stifles self-expression and hence prevents a work from reaching the heights of great art.” ~ Semir Zeki
  20. “SeLF censorsHIP?

    Not my strong suit…I dont want to be a total d o u c h e b a g , but a little bit of one.” ~ Misha Collins

  21. “Sometimes I think you have to try to do things that people don’t think are doable. I remember at the very beginning actually, the first person I had to convince was myself really because there’s a self-censorship. When everybody says ‘we don’t do silent movies anymore,’ you agree with everybody, and you say ‘yeah, you’re right.’ It was a fantasy.” ~ Michel Hazanavicius

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