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Larry Flynt

Flynt in November 2009
Born Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr.
(1942-11-01) November 1, 1942 (age 74)
Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Residence Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Publisher
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Mary Flynt (1961–1965; divorced)
Peggy Flynt (1966–1969; divorced)
Kathy Flynt (1970–1975; divorced)
Althea Leasure (1976–1987; widower)
Elizabeth Berrios (m. 1998)
Children 5 (1 deceased)

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
Larry Flynt
Nothing can make you more humble than pain.
I don't think many people anticipated how the Internet was going to revolutionize the way we disseminate information.
Larry Flynt
You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
The right-wing of the Republican party isn't so much a political agenda as a plea for help.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
After the first million, money isn't important.
If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
Any time there's a scandal, we always try and get involved.
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Larry Flynt
Hypocrisy is a detriment to progress. There's always a hidden agenda.
Moses freed the Jews. Lincoln freed the slaves. I freed the neurotics.
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.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation.
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.
Larry Flynt
I may be paralyzed from the waist down, but unlike Gray Davis, I'm not paralyzed from the neck up.
Larry Flynt
You know, everybody believes in free speech until you start questioning them about it.
Larry Flynt
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.
Larry Flynt
People aren't interested in others controlling what they can do or read or see in the privacy of their own homes.
Larry Flynt
These days... it's all vanilla sex for me.
You have to be able to tolerate what you don't necessarily like so you can be free.
Larry Flynt
I will concede to you one thing – 'Hustler' is offensive, even to the point of being iconoclastic. That's our purpose – to be offensive.
Larry Flynt
Privacy is not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution as freedom of speech is in the First Amendment.
Larry Flynt