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Libraries Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Libraries.

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake,
on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings

Related topics: Wisdom

Libraries are not made, they grow.
- Augustine Birrell

If written directions alone would suffice,
libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached.
- Judith Martin

Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society.
Libraries are only good if people use them,
like books only exist when someone reads them.
- Nicholas Meyer

 

The pride and presence of a professional football team
is far more important than 30 libraries.
- Art Modell

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries.
They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take
are calculated on the basis of the courage it took
to become replete with knowledge.
- William Hurt

The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries,
filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge,
dead facts.
Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.
- Huston Smith

I took anatomy classes.
I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists.
I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
- Marilu Henner

People can lose their lives in libraries.
They ought to be warned.
- Saul Bellow

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity.
the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
- Vartan Gregorian

We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only
that which everyone knows by heart.
A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
- Hugo Ball

The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries
throughout the country is a shame.
- Matthew Lesko

What has been happening the last four years in City
Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers,
closing libraries.
We have not looked after our children in City Hall.
- Carl Stokes

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I am what libraries and librarians have made me,
with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
- Heraclitus

I've been talking about the centrality of libraries
in our information society for a while now.
- Matthew Lesko

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
- Ray Bradbury

In addition to that, Mono has produced a very large set of extra libraries.
- Miguel de Icaza

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over.
It will be presidential libraries from now on.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Libraries are where it all begins.
- Rita Dove

What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much
do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,
public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
- John Ruskin

I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

Television and film are our libraries now.
Our history books.
- David Strathairn

What is also strange to me is that public libraries
have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship.
- Matthew Lesko

My own perception of that is somewhat colored by where people ask my advice,
which is still, of course, about changes to Python
internals or at least standard libraries.
- Guido van Rossum

To a historian libraries are food, shelter,
and even muse.
- Barbara Tuchman

There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home;
I remember taking six books home from every visit,
the limit set by the library.
- Martin Lewis Perl

The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories
is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long.
It separates us from reality like a fog.
- Alexis Carrel

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers,
we outgrow acquaintances, libraries,
principles,
etc., at times before they're worn out and times -
and this is the worst of all -
before we have new ones.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

This legislation gives parents some comfort that their
children won't fall prey to child predators while using
the Internet at schools and libraries that receive
federal dollars for Internet services.
- Judy Biggert

One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press;
as long as they exist,
they will keep me in print.
And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books,
so I guess, and it's true, every place I go,
my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
- Diane Wakoski

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received
from my mother was her love of literature and language.
With their boundless energy, libraries open the door
to these worlds and so many others.
I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.
- Caroline Kennedy

We're competing with everything: the beach,
the mall, bookstores.
Libraries are in a transition right now,
caught between two forces, the old ways and technology.
Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
- John Callahan

You come to work because the office is a resource:
The office is a place where you can meet with other people,
and the office has libraries of books and information
on CD-ROM that might help you with your work.
- Jay Chiat

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States,
and we don't like federal agents poking around our
libraries in the Red States.
We coach Little League in the Blue States and have
gay friends in the Red States.
- Barack Obama

I think that the balance needs to be restored,
and I would note that in the camp in which I am in,
one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry,
the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.
- Rick Boucher

The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine,
forcing us to spend much of our lives,
like junkies, in book shops and libraries,
those literary counterparts to the opium den.
- Phillip Adams

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.
- Laura Bush

We need to bridge the gap between the medical libraries and the hospital rooms;
take the information out there already,
add to it, focus it, harness it - and bring it to the
patient who was just diagnosed today.
- Bruce Vento

Our libraries are valuable centers of education,
learning and enrichment for people of all ages.
In recent years, libraries have taken on an increasingly important role.
today's libraries are about much more than books.
- Jodi Rell

Just this week, my husband proposed a plan for schools
and libraries to develop their own plans to keep children
from finding indecent material on the Internet as an
alternative to a Congressional proposal that would
require a federally mandated solution.
- Tipper Gore

In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print,
stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries.
At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed
seven times as often as books by women.
- Sara Paretsky

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?
- Lily Tomlin

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I've been drunk for about a week now,
and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.
- Barbara Tuchman

I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him
off at the local town library on their way to work,
and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
- Neil Gaiman

Living wild species are like a library of books still unread.
Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning
the library without ever having read its books.
- John Dingell

I had plenty of pimples as a kid.
One day I fell asleep in the library.
When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
- Rodney Dangerfield

So he said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one
of your trouser legs and put it in a library.'
I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.'
- Tommy Cooper

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.
- Anatole France

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness
without a correspondingly great library...
When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

I have said repeatedly that in this country we track
library books better than we do sex offenders.
- Mark Foley

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people
need to start spending as much time in the library
as they do on the basketball court.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

People who want to understand democracy should spend
less time in the library with Aristotle and more time
on the buses and in the subway.
- Simeon Strunsky

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

Like all those possessing a library,
Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

The library is the temple of learning,
and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
- Carl T. Rowan

I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck.
I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who,
you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
- Gene Simmons

Your library is your paradise.
- Desiderius Erasmus

My favorite language for maintainability is Python.
It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation,
good library support, and optional named parameters.
- Bram Cohen

Every library should try to be complete on something,
if it were only the history of pinheads.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Then I started checking out blues albums from the library
and playing the harp along with them.
- John Goodman

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem.
- John Braine

It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library.
And if a library have interest it is;
if not,
it isn't.
- Carolyn Wells

I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the
New England Historical Genealogical Library,
where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back
to the seventeenth century.
- Rick Moody


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