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Quotes of the day: Larry Flynt
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Published Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 7:23 PM EDT
Oct 31 2014

Larry Claxton Flynt was born November 1, 1942 in the Appalachian village of Lakeville, Kentucky. He became one of the world's most well-known publishers of pornography and unlikely champion of civil liberties. With the publication of his flagship magazine, Hustler, Flynt set off a firestorm, dragging into the eventual fray Jerry Falwell and the Supreme Court of the United States. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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After the first million, money isn't important.

And a democracy can't exist without free speech and the right to assemble. And that's what Americans tend to forget. And they're born into a culture where they take all of their freedoms for granted.

Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.

If the human body is obscene, complain to the manufacturer!

If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment.

Just because I publish pornography does not mean that I am not concerned about the social ills that all of us are.

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Moses freed the Jews. Lincoln freed the slaves. I freed the neurotics.

My position has always been that there's two types of people opposed to pornography: those who don't know what they're talking about, and those who don't know what they're missing.

Nothing can make you more humble than pain.

People aren't interested in others controlling what they can do or read or see in the privacy of their own homes.

Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation.

Privacy is not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution as freedom of speech is in the First Amendment.

The greatest right that any nation can afford its people is the right to be left alone.

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?

The right-wing of the Republican party isn't so much a political agenda as a plea for help.

The sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice, and I firmly believe that a government that forbids killing among its citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself.

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.

There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.

You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it.


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