My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Libraries are our friends.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Read in order to live.
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
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.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
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