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Positive Quotes about Libraries

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Libraries are not made, they grow.
- Augustine Birrell

Related topics: History

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Libraries are where it all begins.
- Rita Dove

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are distinct duties of a poet laureate.
I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress
and advise the librarian.
The rest is how I want to promote poetry.
- Rita Dove

What is more important in a library than anything else -
than everything else -
is the fact that it exists.
- Archibald MacLeish

I couldn't live a week without a private library -
indeed,
I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep
on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.
The only entrance requirement is interest.
- Lady Bird Johnson

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

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria.
My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.
- Hedy Lamarr

I seem to find different material every four to six
months and I frequently forget it which is a shame
because it would be nice to have a bigger library.
- Leo Kottke

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

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

Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library.
- Laura Bush

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

Why by a book when you can join a library.
- Ricky Gervais

An original idea.
That can't be too hard.
The library must be full of them.
- Stephen Fry

If you want to get laid, go to college.
If you want an education, go to the library.
- Frank Zappa

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.
- Arthur Baer

If I was a book, I would like to be a library book,
so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
- Cornelia Funke

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

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere
to be found but in retreat,
a faithful friend and a good library.
- Aphra Behn

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years,
you have a public library.
- Tony Benn

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

I keep working under the delusion that someday a library
will ask for my manuscripts.
- Walter Wager

I obtained a job at the Library of Congress.
I loved books, so I felt at home.
I was going to end up, I thought, majoring in English
and teach at the college level.
- Tom Glazer

And my father always took me to the library.
We were both book addicts.
- Cornelia Funke


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