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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911–78)
QUOTATION: The vast number of titles which are published each year—all of them are to the good, even if some of them may annoy or even repel us for a time. For none of us would trade freedom of expression and of ideas for the narrowness of the public censor. America is a free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it.
ATTRIBUTION: Vice President HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, as reported by The New York Times, March 9, 1967, p. 42.

Humphrey addressed the National Book Awards ceremony in New York City, March 8, 1967, where during his speech more than 50 people walked out to protest the U.S. role in Vietnam.
SUBJECTS: Censorship