You are not logged in.

Browsing Quotes With Tag: rights (3)

  • Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read.

    If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.

    I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn’t occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don’t like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don’t like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.

    To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.

    Speaker: Salman Rushdie
    2 (2 votes)
    Posted: 14 Feb 2015 at 2:40 PM
    Posted By: Puck
    Shared By: 4 members; atahymasgeor, sdressfancy, hnorthsale, Puck
  • Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.

    Speaker: Roger Baldwin
    1 (1 vote)
    Posted: 28 Jul 2009 at 11:29 PM
    Posted By: DailyActivist
    Tags: rights, silence
    Shared By: 2 members; dirid51, DailyActivist
  • We’ve placed a lot of emphasis in this country on the idea of people’s rights. That’s how it should be, but it makes no sense to talk about rights without also talking about responsibilities.
    Rights have to come from somewhere, and they come from the community. In return, all of us have a responsibility to the community. Some people call this the “communitarian” movement, but I call it common sense.

    Speaker: Randy Pausch
    0 (0 votes)
    Posted: 20 Aug 2008 at 7:57 AM
    Posted By: Puck