My alma mater was books, a good library.— Malcolm X
Cheering Library Cards quotations
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand ~Randy Pausch
My most prized possession was my library card from the Oakland Public Library.
When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
The problem with life is, by the time you can read women like a book, your library card has expired.
Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
Rich people have big libraries, poor people have big TV's.
Ever since we had arrived in the United States, my classmates kept asking me about magic carpets. - They don't exist-I always said. I was wrong. Magic carpets do exist. But they are called library cards.
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
A library is a hospital for the mind
A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.
Women should look good. Work on yourselves. Education? I spit on education. No man is ever going to put his hand up your dress looking for a library card.
The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
The most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
New York's such a wonderful city. Although I was at the library today. The guy was very rude. I said, "I'd like a card." He says, "You have to prove you're a citizen of New York." So I stabbed him.
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.
They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.
A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.
With a public library card in your hand, you have access to the Internet and a world of opportunities.
Having fun isn't hard When you've got a library card.
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.
A library is a hospital for the mind.
As a child, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places.
When you're grown up, a credit card does it.
Getting my library card was like citizenship; it was like American citizenship.
Between notes, he had contemplated means of destroying Myrna Minkoff but had reached no satisfactory conclusion. His most promising scheme had involved getting a book on munitions from the library, constructing a bomb, and mailing it in plain paper to Myrna. Then he remembered that his library card had been revoked.
A library is a hospital for the mind.
The first thing my family did when we moved was join the local church.
The second was to go to the library and get library cards.
There is no problem a library card can't solve.
I've got my library card and i'm checking you out!
To the library. It was such a big deal, to go in and get my own book.
No man will ever put his hand up your dress looking for a library card.
sometimes after I finished a particularly good book, I had the urge to get the library card, find out who else had read the book, and track them down to talk about it
I started reading. I read everything I could get my hands on...By the time I was thirteen I had read myself out of Harlem. I had read every book in two libraries and had a card for the Forty-Second Street branch.
Everything you need for your better future and success has already been written.
And guess What? It's all available.All you have to do is go to the library.But guess what?Only three percent of the people in America have a library card.Wow,they must be expensive!No, they're free.Probably in every neighborhood.Three percent!
Making love to Aurelia was like rummaging through a card catalog in a deserted library, searching for one very obscure, little-read entry on Hungarian poetry.
To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don't you think it's fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane?
Sitting with a deck of cards in your hand all day is an obsession.
Visiting print shops and bookstores and libraries is an obsession. And writing about this is an obsession. I think, in general, most collectors are obsessed. I think the only form of a rationalized greed is when you're collecting something you are supposedly serious about.
I was trying. I was crawling. I was coming into myself. I was trying to in some ways get beyond - what is the word that I'm looking for? - metaphorical language in painting, and to create something that was more indexical. And what I mean by that is that when you go to the library there's an index card that refers to a book that's actual and real in the world. So that index relates to something real.
There's no better teacher for writing than reading.
.. Get a library card. That's the best investment.
Loaded with note cards for research papers that I was hopelessly behind on, I'd enter the Public Library only to end up wandering around lost, wasting the day.
The library takes me away from my everyday life and allows me to see other places and learn to understand other people unlike myself.