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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #libraries

To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.

Carlos María Domínguez

#bibliophiila #book-collecting #books #collection #libraries

I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


CREATION The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one's devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. 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. — Cited in ALA Bulletin, Oct. 1954, p.475 Norman COUSINS (1915- )



The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned.

Alberto Manguel

#library #love

The harvest of the years awaits you here, Culled with slow toil, and heaped with bloody sweat, The truths that men have died to bring to light Are laid before you in these quiet halls. Upon these shelves your eager hands shall find The keys to open doors not yet unlocked, The torch to kindle new and brighter lamps, The chart to plot your course beyond the stars, The clues to all the labyrinths of thought. Here you shall meet the men whose names are carved Deep-hewn forever on the rocks of time... You shall be guests of all the greatest minds.

Josephine P. Beaty

#libraries #reading #men

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

#been #centers #children #city #city hall

Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for.

Brian Selznick


To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

#libraries #library

Libraries are our friends.

Neil Gaiman


She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people.

Catherynne M. Valente


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