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#libraries

Read through the most famous quotes by topic #libraries




Libraries are not facing crisis, they are in crisis.


Patrick Ness


#libraries #thoughtful #inspirational

Today, if you want to access a typical out-of-print book, you have only one choice - fly to one of a handful of leading libraries in the country and hope to find it in the stacks.


Sergey Brin


#book #choice #country #find #fly

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


Ada Louise Huxtable


#jefferson #libraries #lincoln #memorials #now

The public library contains multitudes. And each person who visits contains multitudes as well. Each of us is a library of thoughts, memories, experiences, and odors. We adapt to one another to produce the human condition.


Josh Hanagarne


#libraries #experience

A great library doesn't have to be big or beautiful. It doesn't have to have the best facilities or the most efficient staff or the most users. A great library provides. It is enmeshed in the life of a community in a way that makes it indispensable. A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.


Vicki Myron


#beauty

I don’t think people realise how vital libraries are or what a colossal danger it would be if we were to lose any more. Having had a truncated school life myself, all of my education from the age of 17 has been self-taught. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the opportunities the library gave me.


Alan Moore


#information #learning #libraries #save-libraries #self-taught

The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.


Elizabeth McCracken


#libraries #courage

A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. 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.


E.B. White


#libraries #comfort

I’m completely library educated. I’ve never been to college. I went down to the library when I was in grade school in Waukegan, and in high school in Los Angeles, and spent long days every summer in the library. I used to steal magazines from a store on Genesee Street, in Waukegan, and read them and then steal them back on the racks again. That way I took the print off with my eyeballs and stayed honest. I didn’t want to be a permanent thief, and I was very careful to wash my hands before I read them. But with the library, it’s like catnip, I suppose: you begin to run in circles because there’s so much to look at and read. And it’s far more fun than going to school, simply because you make up your own list and you don’t have to listen to anyone. When I would see some of the books my kids were forced to bring home and read by some of their teachers, and were graded on—well, what if you don’t like those books?


Ray Bradbury


#libraries #library #waukegan #education

‎"The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.


Kurt Vonnegut


#love






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