Library Quotes

Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library. An investment in libraries is an investment in our children's future.

Laura Welch Bush

Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.

Jim Rohn

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

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 Welch Bush

Your intelligence often bears the same relation to your heart as the library of a chteau does to its owner.

Nicolas Chamfort

A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.

Augustine Birrell

The variety of life in nature can be compared to a vast library of unread books, and the plundering of nature is comparable to the random discarding of whole volumes without having opened them, and learned from them. Our critical dependence on the great variety of nature for the progress we have already made has been amply documented. Indifference to the loss of species is, in effect, indifference to the future, and therefore a shameful carelessness about our children.

Peter Matthiessen

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

Of the innumerable authors whose performances are thus treasured up in magnificent obscurity (in a library), most are forgotten, because they never deserved to be remembered.

Samuel Johnson

When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.

Laura Welch Bush

I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

Going to the library was the one place we got to go without asking for permission. And they let us choose what we wanted to read. It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely.

Rita Dove

Natural species are the library from which genetic engineers can work.

Thomas E. Lovejoy

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

Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Cicero

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

Well, it's all over, sweethearts. I'm taking away your library card, I'm stripping badges and I'm not returning phone calls. Calling NOW feminists is like calling the People's Republic of China communist: Marx and Emma Goldman are both rolling in their graves.

Susannah

A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

Henri Frederic Amiel

With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how.

Doris Lessing

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

Arthur Schopenhauer

An urbane, middle-aged acquaintance who has discovered fine wine, is hurrying to make up for lost time. He wants to know everything before the sun sets today. What periodicals should I buy? he asks, reeling off a prospective subscription list that would drown the Library of Congress. My acquaintance, who perhaps does not yet fully appreciate what he is up against, easily gets to the bottom of his wine glass, but he will never get to the bottom of what there is to know about wine.

Howard G. Goldberg

My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity

Malcolm X

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