Happy National Library Week: Library Quotes


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Happy National Library Week: Library Quotes

  1. 1. Stuttgart Public Library by Jwltr Freiburg on Flickr ―The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community.‖ –Paula Poundstone
  2. 2. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
  3. 3. ―Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.‖
  4. 4. ―The medicine chest of the soul.‖ — Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes. "Library of Parliament Reading Room" by Alejandro Erickson
  5. 5. ―In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.‖ –Linton Weeks "Stockholm Public Library" by Samantha Marx on Flickr
  6. 6. ―With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.‖ –Doris Lessing "Library Of Congress Great Hall-TBP" by Tony Brooks on Flickr
  7. 7. "Biblioteca José Vasconcelos / Vasconcelos Library" by * CliNKer * on Flickr ―A library is a house of hope. It's a place where we all, whatever our situation, can feed our ideas and develop our dreams.‖ – Doug Wilhelm
  8. 8. "Ann Arbor Library - Pittsfield Branch" by Jim Howe on Flickr ―Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.‖ —Neil Gaiman
  9. 9. ―To read is to empower To empower is to write To write is to influence To influence is to change To change is to live.‖ – Jane Evershed "Stacks in the NYC Public Library" by Tammy Friesen from Flickr
  10. 10. ―You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life. ‖ —Ray Bradbury "Books at library" by Håkan Dahlström on Flickr
  11. 11. ―Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.‖ — Groucho Marx "A world of books” Picton Reading Room, Liverpool Central Library. by Beverley Goodwin in Flickr
  12. 12. "Nova Scotia Legislative Library, Province House, Halifax" by Charles Hoffman from Flickr ―My guess is it’ll be about 300 years until computers are as good as, say, your local reference library in search.‖ – Craig Silverstein. Director of Technology, Google.
  13. 13. "Klementium Library" by Chris Bartle on Flickr ―My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.‖ —Malcolm X
  14. 14. ―The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.‖ – Carl Rowan "The British Library" by Steve Cadman on Flickr
  15. 15. ―The closest thing we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library.‖ —Ashleigh Brilliant "Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library" by Lauren Manning on Flickr
  16. 16. "Dartmouth Library" by Ben Stephenson on Flickr ―There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.‖ – Walt Disney
  17. 17. ―Information is the currency of democracy.‖ — Thomas Jefferson "The JB Priestley Library" by Neil Turner
  18. 18. ―When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.‖ –Joan Bauer "New York City, New York Public Library NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 1897-1911 : " Rose Main reading Room "" by (vincent desjardins) from Flickr
  19. 19. ―Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.‖ ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass "Liverpool Central library" by Beverley Goodwin on Flickr
  20. 20. "Library of Congress Reading Room Dome" by Tony Brooks on Flickr ―I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.‖ ― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  21. 21. Celebrate
  22. 22. National Library Week April 13-19, 2014
  23. 23. Libraries 50 years
  24. 24. Our inaugural Henry & Rhoda Sandler Memorial Audiovisual Prize