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Friday, 3 December 2010

Top Ten Quotations about Libraries, Books and Knowledge


To celebrate an often overlooked and underfunded community resource, these are my Top Ten Quotes about Libraries and Books ...

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest."
Lady Bird Johnson

"Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open."
Laura Bush

"A library in a town is an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge! It blossoms through the year!"
Richard B. Sheridan

"I've got a vendetta to destroy the Internet, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books."
Joseph Fiennes

"Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library."
Barbara Tuchman

"A library is thought in cold storage."
Herbert Samuel

"What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists."
Archibald MacLeish

"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that ... society has found one more way to destroy itself."
Isaac Asimov

"I need to use one of my most important investigative tools - my library card."
Det. Robert Goren [Vincent D'Onofrio] on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Quotations compiled by Colin M Jarman of Blue Eyed Books

My favourite joke about libraries ...

"So he said, 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library.' I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books.' "
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