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Successful people are action oriented and they have bigger libraries than TV's.

Jim Rohn, businessman

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Malcolm X, activist

I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.

Virginia Woolf, author

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, writer

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

Jorge Luis Borges, poet

Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.

Augustine Birrell, author

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins, author

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library.

Samuel Johnson, author

Your library is your paradise.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.

John Greenleaf Whittier, poet

A library implies an act of faith.

Victor Hugo, author

Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

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


A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.

Germaine Greer, activist

In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.

Mark Twain, author

When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.

Rita Mae Brown, writer

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

Archibald MacLeish, poet

A man's library is a sort of harem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Carl Rowan,

A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

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

Saul Bellow, novelist

An hour spent in the library is worth a month in the laboratory.


It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

My library was dukedom large enough.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you?

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.

Thomas L. Masson,

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

Art Modell, businessman

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

Matthew Lesko, entertainer

I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander.

Alexander Smith, poet

To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.

Barbara Tuchman, historian

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, politician

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

Huston Smith, theologian

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, scientist

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

Barbara Kingsolver, novelist

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, scientist

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

Josh Billings, comedian

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, actress

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

Ada Louise Huxtable, critic

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

Vartan Gregorian, educator

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

Barbara Tuchman, historian

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.

Arthur Conan Doyle, writer

Libraries are not made, they grow.

Augustine Birrell, author

You see, I don't belive that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, that has been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.

Graham Chapman, comedian

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills!

Charles Ogden,

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, philosopher

There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.

J. Donald Adams,

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, physicist

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, politician

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, celebrity

If your library is not unsafe, it probably isn't doing its job.

John Berry, soldier

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, politician

I myself spent hours at the Columbia library as intimidated and embarassed as a famished gourmet invited to a dream restaurant where every dish from all the world's cuisines, past and present, was available on request.

Luigi Barzini, journalist

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

Miguel de Icaza, scientist

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, scientist

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

Matthew Lesko, entertainer

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

Matthew Lesko, entertainer

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, celebrity

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, actor

I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries.

Bjarne Stroustrup, scientist

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, businessman

Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books. Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the book-worm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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, author

The deeper interior you have the more you have in your llibrary.

Jacqueline Bisset, actress

In truth, the Library includes all verbal structures, all variations permitted by the twenty-five orthographical symbols, but not a single example of absolute nonsense.

Jorge Luis Borges, poet

You've got to love libraries. You've got to love books. You've got to love poetry. You've got to love everything about literature. Then, you can pick the one thing you love most and write about it.

Ray Bradbury, writer

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. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.

Germaine Greer, activist

The great British Library -- one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

Washington Irving, writer

If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room; next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.

Stephen Leacock, economist

Some on commission, some for the love of learning, some because they have nothing better to do or because they hope these walls of books will deaden the drumming of the demon in their ears.

Louis Macneice, poet

The quantity of books in a person's library, is often a cloud of witnesses to the ignorance of the owner.

Count Axel Gustafsson Oxenstierna,

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, writer

Libraries raised me.

Ray Bradbury, writer

Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

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