In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite quirky quotes about freedom.
Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa. It is celebrated every year on 27 April. The first democratic and non-racial national elections were held on 27 April 1994.
The Google Doodles from 2014, 2016, and 2018, celebrate 20, 22, and 24 years of Freedom Day in South Africa.
To celebrate the holiday I thought it would be fun to look for quirky, irreverent quotations about freedom. I hope you enjoy them.
The Top 12 Quotes about Freedom
- The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. ~Gloria Steinem
- Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~John Green
- War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~George Orwell
- You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. ~Robert A. Heinlein
- Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. ~Toni Morrison
- The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~Albert Camus
- People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard
- Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. ~Jean-Paul Sartre
- Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? ~Kurt Vonnegut
- What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. ~Salman Rushdie
- The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything. ~Chuck Palahniuk
- The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. ~David Foster Wallace
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