We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.
What freedom men and women could have, were they not constantly tricked and trapped and enslaved and tortured by their sexuality! The only drawback in that freedom is that without it one would not be a human. One would be a monster.
Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt, that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
You are free to be a drunkard, an idler, a coward, a backbiter, a fornicator; but you are not free to think for yourself.
When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.