Larry Flynt

(Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.)

Larry Flynt
Larry Flynt
  • Born: November 1, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Publisher, Free Speech Activist









Larry Claxton Flynt Jr. is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). LFP mainly produces magazines, such as Hustler, and sexually graphic videos. Flynt has fought several high profile legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has unsuccessfully run for public office. He is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained in a 1978 murder attempt by serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. In 2003, Arena magazine listed him at No. 1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list.

Quotes About
Author Quote
Quote Topics Cited
After the first million, money isn't important. Money, Coins & Minting
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.
Being in a wheelchair for 30 years. I'm not whining about it because I don't dwell on things I can't do anything about, you know. I never really think about until somebody mentions it. I did take a bullet.
Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.
I don't think many people anticipated how the Internet was going to revolutionize the way we disseminate information.
I may be paralyzed from the waist down, but unlike Gray Davis, I'm not paralyzed from the neck up.
I used to buy into a former Supreme Court justice's argument that you can't scream fire in a crowded theater. Well, I think you can.
I will concede to you one thing - 'Hustler' is offensive, even to the point of being iconoclastic. That's our purpose - to be offensive.
If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment.
In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that individual communities should set obscenity standards. Whenever a case is tried, it will be based on a community standard for that particular place.
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. Government
Moses freed the Jews. Lincoln freed the slaves. I freed the neurotics.
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. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Privacy is not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution as freedom of speech is in the First Amendment. Freedom & Liberty
Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch. Time ;Religion & God
The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Success
The right-wing of the Republican party isn't so much a political agenda as a plea for help.
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Friendship
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
These days... it's all vanilla sex for me.
Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted. Freedom & Liberty
You have to be able to tolerate what you don't necessarily like so you can be free.
You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it.
You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed.