A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed. ~Germaine Greer
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
What is more important in a library than anything else-than everything else-is the fact that it exists.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds.
Libraries are not made, they grow.
I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow.
I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
For those without money, the road to the treasure house of the imagination begins at the public library.
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life.
There are three things to leave behind; your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
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