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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #libraries

There was the smell of old books, a smell that has a way of making all libraries seem the same. Some say that smell is asbestos.

Scott Douglas

#libraries #funny

Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.

Patrick Ness

#libraries #thoughtful #inspirational

Who’s to say what a ‘literary life’ is? As long as you are writing often, and writing well, you don’t need to be hanging-out in libraries all the time. Nightclubs are great literary research centers. So is Ibiza!

Roman Payne

#ibiza #libraries #lifestyle #literary #literary-life

I grew up in a utopia, I did. California when I was a child was a child's paradise, I was healthy, well fed, well clothed, well housed. I went to school and there were libraries with all the world in them and after school I played in orange groves and in Little League and in the band and down at the beach and every day was an adventure. . . . I grew up in utopia.

Kim Stanley Robinson

#beach #california #groves #libraries #library

In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.

Linton Weeks

#libraries #washington-post #information

A teenager deserves a library that recognizes reality. He needs an information source and study area that does not impose arbitrary, crippling rules on him. His library should recognize that dignity and silence are not prior requisites to learning […] He would like, needs, and deserves for other people to stop trying to protect him and allow him the right to choose information for himself […] Most of all the teenager needs people in libraries to recognize and accept him as a respectable human being.

Anne Osborn


One of the most subversive institutions in the United States is the public library..

Bell Hooks


My mother lived alone in the ruins of the great Library, which was called Compleat, and a very passionate and dashing Library indeed. Under the slightly blackened rafters and more than slightly caved-in walls, my mother lived and read and dreamed, allowing herself to grow closer and closer to Compleat, to notice more and more how fine and straight his shelves remained, despite great structural stress. That sort of moral fortitude is rare in this day and age. By and by, my siblings and I were born and romped on the balconies, raced up and down the splintered ladders, and pored over many encyclopedias and exciting novels. I know just everything about everything—so long as it beings with A through L.

Catherynne M. Valente


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

Saul Bellow

#lives #lose #ought #people #their

Libraries are not made, they grow.

Augustine Birrell

#grow #libraries #made

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