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My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house.
Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago - it's a scandal.
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.
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them 'more' illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.
Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
When 'The Awakening' was published it was considered so scandalous it was banned in the author's home-town library, and she herself was barred from the Fine Arts Club in the same city. What the novel has to offer, among other things, is honesty.
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
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.
Recently I danced in a video spoof of the song 'Gangnam Style,' and it was quickly banned across multiple Chinese online video platforms. But the story still traveled all over the world, carried in hundreds of international media reports.
Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal.
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.
Anabolic steroids were not banned until after the 72 Olympics.
In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned.
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.
First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned.
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.
You know I've had work banned.
Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.
I left Beijing in 1987, shortly before my books were banned there, but have returned continually.
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.
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.
I hate that word 'hate' - it should be banned.
Being an author of banned books is cool, I've decided.
What I find cool about being a banned author is this: I'm writing books that evoke a reaction, books that, if dropped in a lake, go down not with a whimper but a splash.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
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.
I didn't play video games because my parents didn't allow it. That was banned from my childhood experience.
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