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Entry from April 14, 2021
“Censorship is the child of fear, the father of ignorance, desperate weapon of fascists everywhere”

"Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

American author Laurie Halse Anderson wrote in Speak (1999):

“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. Our children cannot afford to have the truth of the world withheld from them. They need us to be brave enough to give them great books so they can learn how to grow up into the men and women we want them to be.”

Laurie Halse Anderson wrote in SHOUT (2019):

“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.”



Wikipedia: Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is an American writer, known for children’s and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature.

She was first recognized for her novel Speak, published in 1999.

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Terresa Wellborn
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“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” --Laurie Halse Anderson
6:34 PM · Jan 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Schmancy Pants
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“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” - Laurie Halse Anderson
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Confessions of a Logophiliac
Friday, October 1, 2010
Banned Books Week & SPEAK
(...)
I don’t know a single author who can abide censorship. Anderson herself wrote, “[C]ensoring books that deal with difficult, adolescent issues does not protect anybody. Quite the opposite. It leaves kids in the darkness and makes them vulnerable. Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. Our children cannot afford to have the truth of the world withheld from them.”

1 October 2015, The Mercury (Hobart Town, Tasmania), “Letters to the Editor,” pg. 16:
The substance of the book in question was Jesus’s teaching about sex and marriage. Will Tasmanians be forbidden next to distribute the Bible, and to read it out loud in our homes and streets, our schools and public church services? Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. Should we prosecute those who upset us or disagree? Light and truth sparks instead from fearless adult debate.

Campbell Markham
Presbyterian Church of Tasmania

17 November 2016, The Daily Beast (online), “Banned Alt-Right Twitter Users Flee to Invite-Only, Press-Free Safe Space: Uprooted from their previous habitat, the voices found a new home away from the digital ‘execution squads” by Ben Collins:
“Hey folks, BuzzFeed is trying to infiltrate Gab, be careful, don’t interview with them, don’t give them shit. Just received a private message on Reddit from Charlie Warzel with BuzzFeed,” wrote MicroChip, whose bio shows the Laurie Halse Anderson quote “Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”

Google Books
Speak
20th Anniversary Edition

By Laurie Halse Anderson
Mew York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR),
2019
Pg. ?:
Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. Our children cannot afford to have the truth of the world withheld from them. They need us to be brave enough to give them great books so they can learn how to grow up into the men and women we want them to be.

Google Books
SHOUT
By Laurie Halse Anderson
New York, NY: Penguin
2019
Pg. 191:
Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.

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Laura Reed
@LRlibrarian
“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.”
A little late for Freedom to Read Week, but thanks
@BookRiot
for this great quote from Shout! I can’t wait to read it.
Powerful Quotes From SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson
You won’t be able to forget these potent and powerful quotes from SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson on feminism, voice, censorship, and more.
bookriot.com
1:50 PM · Mar 4, 2019·Twitter Web App

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Penny-Kat
@BatsyKat
“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.

The false innocence
you render for them
by censoring truth
protects only you.”
10 Quotes from SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Deserve To Be Shouted - https://bookriot.com/2019/03/04/quotes-from-shout/
9:53 PM · Mar 4, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Melissa-Ann Pero (she/her)
@melannpero
Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists
everywhere.
Shout p. 191 by
@halseanderson
12:41 PM · Mar 22, 2019·Twitter Web Client

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conspiracybot
@conspiracyb0t
Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.
3:15 AM · Mar 18, 2021·conspiracyb0t

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