Quotation Explorer - 'Library'

If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything, until you close your eyes and hold the pen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Mr. Collins was to attend them, at the request of Mr. Bennet, who was most anxious to get rid of him, and have his library to himself - Jane Austen
The better the school library, the higher the reading scores. - Stephen D. Krashen
Some believe that every library looks like a splendid cemetery of human thoughts and ideas. Could librarians be called grave-diggers? However that may be, like a cemetery, a library will never stop being of use. - Lara Biyuts
The time was when a library was very like a museum and the librarian a mouser in musty books. The time is when the library is a school and the librarian in the highest sense a teacher. - Melvil Dewey
There is a little Juliet inside me, hoping I will lock eyes with my Romeo on the other side of a fish tank or through a gap in a library bookcase. Hell, even if it's behind the condiments section in a supermarket. I don't really mind. - Jessica Thompson
You won't be able to find it out for yourself in any library or archive, either, because my grandmother has carefully and systematically destroyed every shred of evidence. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. - Jane Austen
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. - Frank Zappa
If your library is not "unsafe," it probably isn't doing its job. - John Berry
Every old man that dies is a library that burns. - Amadou Hampâté Bâ
A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity. - Germaine Greer
Slartibartfast's study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library. - Douglas Adams
I love to go the library to borrow books. But I also enjoyed buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education. - Harold Howe
I love to buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. - Barack Obama
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul." - Paxton Hood
I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. - Groucho Marx
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library. - Frank Zappa
Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. - Frank Zappa
A great library contains the diary of the human race. - George Mercer Dawson
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book... - Dwight D. Eisenhower
...when an old person dies, a whole library disappears. - Simone Schwarz-Bart
I don't think that evolution is supremely important because it is my specialty; it is my specialty because I think it is supremely important. [In: Edward J. Larson (2004) Evolution, Modern Library. p. 250] - George Gaylord Simpson
Being the evil undead wasn't fun anymore. For one thing, it was increasingly hard to get a library card. - Sharon Ashwood
I've never thought much of strictly organised and methodical study. You can't arrange a library in alphabetical order until you've collected one. - Walter Moers
We are the only species on the planet, so far as we know, to have invented a communal memory stored neither in our genes nor in our brains. The warehouse of this memory is called the library - Carl Sagan
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. - William Shakespeare
I think the closest thing to a time machine that I've ever found is the Children's section of a library. - AnnaMarie Ralph
Personal conviction held always in life that it is better to spend a few minutes in Bathroom or Lavatory than many hours in a Laboratory or Library for the novelty in idea generation and incubation. - Anuj Somany
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser. - Keith Richards
If you want to understand language, spend less time in the library with Plato and more time on the buses with people. - Plato.
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
Time has become quiet flexible inside the library. (This is true of most places with interesting books. Sit down to read for twenty minutes, and suddenly it's dark, with no clue as to where the hours have gone.) - Ellen Klages
My library Was dukedom large enough. - William Shakespeare
Your mind is your library of what you read. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. - Jorge Luis Borges
A month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library.
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
...better a live bird in the jungle of the body than two stuffed birds on the library table. - Nathanael West
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf
Information is nutrition, knowledge is nutrition, art is nutrition and they set us free. Internet is a great library, great library is a freedom within wisdom in this digital age - Baris Gencel
What is more important to a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists."[The Premise Of Meaning, American Scholar; Washington, DC, June 5, 1972] - Archibald MacLeish
The library made me feel safe, as if every question had an answer and there was nothing to be afraid of, as long as I could sort through another volume. - Dee Williams
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. - H.P. Lovecraft
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded. - Daniel Handler
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them. - Stephen Fry
People come to me for the solution of their problem, if my knowledge and experience is not enough to solve the problem, I go to my library read the relevant book and provide the solution. - Amit Kalantri
A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure. - Lilian Jackson Braun
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it. - Marie de Sevigne
The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. - Isabel Allende
Paradise will be a kind of library - Jorge Luis Borges
I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. - Ray Bradbury
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
Two of my very happy places, bookstores and the library. - Mekiah Johnson
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that. - J. Donald Adams
Prepare yourself for some bad news: Ronald Reagan’s library just burned down. Both books were destroyed. But the real horror: He hadn’t finished coloring either one of them. - Gore Vidal
A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you. - Alan M. Dershowitz
I followed her into the library. The pale light from our chamber below dissipated in the room, but I could still make out my heart leapt at the sight row after row, shelf above shelf, floor to ceiling, a city of books. Speck turned to me and asked, Now, what shall we read first? - Keith Donohue
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it. - Mark Twain
Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. - Anatole France
It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd. - Penelope Lively
Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library. - John Waters
It's strange, isn't it. You stand in the middle of a library and go 'aaaaagghhhh' and everyone just stares at you. But you do the same thing on an aeroplane, and everyone joins in. - Tommy Cooper
A library is a hospital for the mind. - Anonymous
Maybe Heaven will be a library. Then I will be able to finish my to-read list. - Kellie Elmore
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. - Anatole France
My favorite place for taking a vacation is found in my library. - Debasish Mridha
There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer. - Pete Hamill
I feel good about taking things to Goodwill and actually, I do like shopping at Goodwill. It's so cheap that it feels like a library where I am just checking things out for awhile until I decide to take them back. - April Foiles
I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into my local public library and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it."[ slams library cuts (The Guardian, 23 June 2011)] - Patrick Ness
The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals. - Samuel Davies
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. - Rita Mae Brown
I grew up in libraries, and I hope I've learned never to take them for granted. A thriving library is the heart of its community, providing access to information and educational opportunities, bringing people together, leveling the playing field, and archiving our history. - Josie Brown
Today I asked Chloe to be my girlfriend,and she agreed. I sank my teeth into her neck and drank from her jugular in the library at lunchtime. She's agreed to join me as a vampire and she's moving in next week.April Fool! - Tim Collins
When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too. - Bill Moyers
Each book holds an experience and an adventure."[Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971] - Neil Armstrong
Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2) - Russell T. Davies
A coupla months in the laboratory can save a coupla hours in the library.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. - Samuel Johnson
I love buying books to create my sacred library. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In every day life, I try to communicate to sacred strangers in the bus, street, trains, neighbourhood, offices, shops, library, schools, university, colleagues…! - Lailah Gifty Akita
My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library. - Peter Golkin
A man's library is a sort of harem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the houses of the humble a little library in my opinion is a most precious possession. - John Bright
The man who has a library of his own collection is able to contemplate himself objectively, and is justified in believing in his own existence. - Augustine Birrell
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963. - John F. Kennedy
I was happy in the library. Walls of printed pages, evidence of so many created worlds--this was a comfort to me. - Alice Munro
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. - Malcolm X
Welcome young poet, in here you are free to follow your star to where you should be.That door of the library was the door into meAnd Lorca and Shelley said Come to the feast.Whitechapel Library, Aldgate East. - Bernard Kops
The public library is where place and possibility meet. - Stuart Dybek
If I had lost everything and was out on the streets with no money I would go sit in the library and read and meditate for weeks at a time. - Matthew Donnelly
He’d mesmerized her, held her soul captive. And she couldn’t move.Unless you want more than a dream, he said.She did.Will you stay? he whispered. Or will you go?She stayed. Heaven help her, she stayed.And Michael showed her just how romantic a library could be. - Julia Quinn
People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway. - Simeon Strunsky
A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn."À qui la faute? (1872) - Victor Hugo
A library is an arsenal of liberty. - Unknown
A library is more precious than a bank. - Abhijit Naskar
It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries in life. - Henry Ward Beecher
There is a difference between information and knowledge, and the most important role of the library is not providing access to information; it is supporting, enhancing, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge - in other words, education. - Kathleen McCook
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life. - Charles Bukowski
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. - Andrew Carnegie
Children play from the library of their imagination and it feels real to them. - S. E. Entsua-Mensah
The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history. - Lemony Snicket
Libraries are not made; they grow. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one. - Augustine Birrell
The library remains a sacred place for secular folk ["What Libraries Can (Still) Do," The New York Review Daily, October 26, 2015]. - James Gleick
My Alma mater is the Chicago Public Library. - David Mamet
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