Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.— Maxim Gorky
Craziest Libraries And Reading quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
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.
I think you should read everything you can.
In my case, by the age of 10, I'd read every book in the Omaha public library about investing, some twice. You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ANOTHER VERSION I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.
I read,' I say. 'I study and read. I bet I've read everything you've read. Don't think I haven't. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Don't join the book burners!
My alma mater was books, a good library.
Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
Don't join the book burners... Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.
All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.
There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering.
It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
Libraries are our friends.
I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
At the 1894 ALA conference it was fairly well agreed that the primary goal of the public library must be to teach good citizenship. Libraries recognized that such "Americanization" could be achieved through literacy. Thus, teaching immigrants to read was not just a benefit in and of itself; literacy would also serve the interests of democracy.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is transitory, the other perpetual.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people.
They are teachers without a classroom.
What can I say? Librarians rule.
Libraries are the future of reading.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Libraries are my passion in life. Before I became mayor (of Los Angeles), I used to sneak out here during lunchtime...and I'd go to a corner and take a book-any book almost-and read it for a while, and then feel rejuvenated.
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read.
We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming.
I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
My mum was never too keen on TV, so we kids all went to the library and got books out. Right from the start, I loved the works of Mark Twain. Every time I read about Tom Sawyer, I'd go out and do something low-level naughty, just like him.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off.
Someday it will dawn on man that woman does not read the wonderful books with which he has filled his libraries, and though she may well admire his marvelous works of art in museums she herself will rarely create, only copy.