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"No libraries, no progress." - Willard Scott

"invaders always destroy libraries." - Storm Jameson

" our dreams." - Nikki Giovanni

"Libraries are our friends." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries raised me." - Ray Bradbury

"Support your libraries... or else!" - Margaret Atwood

"I've got libraries in my blood." - Charlaine Harris

"Meek young men grow up in libraries." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"With enough libraries, all content is free." - Jessamyn West

"Libraries are the wardrobes of literature." - George Dyer

"The richest minds need not large libraries." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"Libraries are the future of reading." - Courtney Milan

"... bums on the outside, libraries inside." - Ray Bradbury

"Libraries are the pride of the city." - Amy Tan

"Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul." - Saying

"Libraries are where it all begins." - Rita Dove

"Libraries are not made, they grow." - Augustine Birrell

"Libraries can take the place of God." - Umberto Eco

"...I spent many, many hours in...libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were." - Arthur Ashe

"What are the libraries of science but files of newspapers?" - Henry David Thoreau

"Public libraries are the last vestige of public free space." - Joshua Prince-Ramus

"It's wrong for libraries to have limited budgets." - Jo Walton

"Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Libraries really are the gates to the future." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries and demons," she muttered. "What is the attraction?" - Jana Oliver

"Libraries are sexual dream factories. The langour brings it on." - Siri Hustvedt

"Libraries and museums are the DNA of our culture." - Vartan Gregorian

"America, why are your libraries full of tears?" - Allen Ginsberg

"Libraries are places where the damaged go to find friends" - Tamora Pierce

"I grew up on second hand bookshops and libraries." - Charles Stross

"Access to public libraries also affects how much children read." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Errors belong to libraries; truth, to the human mind." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"We pore through libraries, dissecting the classics" Henry Sturges- vampire" - Seth Grahame-Smith

"Shut not your doors to me proud libraries." - Walt Whitman

"School libraries are the foundations of our culture - not luxuries." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Freedom is found through the portals of our nation's libraries." - David Mccullough

"Libraries Are Neccessary Gardens, Unsurpassed At Growing Excitement" - J. Patrick Lewis

"Libraries are the latest fashion for the brain." - E. Jean Carroll

"Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries." - Jim Rohn

"I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries" - Bjarne Stroustrup

"I cannot overstate the power of libraries in my life." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Ordinary performers have giant TVs. Extraordinary performers have huge libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries" - Louis Pasteur

"Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries should be open to all - except the censor." - John F Kennedy

"The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned." - Alberto Manguel

"What in the world would we do without our libraries?" - Katharine Hepburn

"Libraries change lives. They are the soul of a people." - Diane Ackerman

"Accessible local libraries are vital to communities and to children." - Nick Cave

"Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books." - David Strathairn

"I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries." - Bjarne Stroustrup

"To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse." - Barbara Tuchman

"There is no access to contemporary poetry in the libraries." - Kwame Dawes

"Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs" - Jim Rohn

"Classroom libraries are not 25 copies of 5 books. Classroom libraries are 1000-2000 copies of different books." - Richard Allington

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." - Anne Herbert

"Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs." - Zig Ziglar

"Our libraries are valuable centers of education, learning and enrichment for people of all ages. In recent years, libraries have taken on an increasingly important role. today's libraries are about much more than books." - Jodi Rell

"Bedrooms and libraries ought to have an eastern exposure, because their purposes require the morning light, and also because books in such libraries will not decay." - Vitruvius

"Libraries are the ultimate restaurants for brain food. I sleep better knowing there are libraries. I would take a bullet for a librarian." - Simon Van Booy

"Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them." - Nicholas Meyer

"When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day." - Jean Fritz

"The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community." - Paula Poundstone

"Read, think well of mankind, go to our libraries and rejoice." - Will Durant

"I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure." - Virginia Woolf

"I've always liked libraries. They're quiet and full of books and full of knowledge." - Haruki Murakami

"I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries." - Harper Lee

"Seventy million books in America's libraries, but the one you want to read is always out." - Thomas Lansing Masson

"Libraries made me - as a reader, as a writer, and as a human being." - Laurie R King

"Libraries have always been humanities' way of preserving its collective wisdom" - Umberto Eco

"Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them." - Patrick Ness

"Libraries collect the works of genius of every language and every age." - George Bancroft

"In my view, investing in public libraries is an investment in the nation's future." - Bill Gates

"Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Libraries are places that house our dreams, our fantasies, our thirst for adventure." - Nicholas Sparks

"Bookstores, like libraries, are the physical manifestation of the wide world's longest, most thrilling conversation." - Richard Russo

"Boys like him didn't die; they got bronzed and installed outside public libraries." - Maggie Stiefvater

"There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out." - Thomas L. Masson

"The rules which experience suggest are better than those which theorists elaborate in their libraries." - Richard Salter Storrs

"How little our libraries cost us as compared with our liquor cellars." - John Lubbock

"Wizards and computers get along about as well as flamethrowers and libraries." - Jim Butcher

"If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks." - Wendell H Ford

"If you cut funding to libraries, you cut the lifeblood of our communities." - Richard M Daley

"Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds." - Richard Armour

"Libraries can be of indispensable service in lifting the dead weight of poverty and ignorance." - Francis Keppel

"Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas

"Libraries are the vessels in which the seed corn for the future is stored." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

"In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks." - Henry Rollins

"Libraries do one thing that no other institution does and that's provide access to all." - Levar Burton

"Libraries can in general be too narrow or too wide for the soul." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Libraries have always been there for me. Of course I'll stand up for them!" - Marilyn Johnson

"...bookstores, libraries... they're the closest thing I have to a church." - Jim C Hines

"Cloisters, ancient libraries ... I was confusing learning with the smell of cold stone." - Alan Bennett

"Libraries are fun, educational, and the biggest bargain on the face of the earth." - Madeleine Albright

"I am a bookworm. For play, I bury myself in the corners of libraries and read." - Robert Littell

"Our concern for the future can be tested by how well we support our libraries." - Carl Sagan

"I have spent a reasonable percentage of my life in libraries - I like the hush." - Robin Ince

"Existing libraries, in their very being, seem to question the authority of those in power." - Alberto Manguel

"Print-based libraries developed in an age of scarce printed resources." - Tom Peters

"Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." - Saul Bellow

"Deserted libraries hold the shades of writers who worked within, and are haunted by their absence." - Alberto Manguel

"As a big user of public libraries, I deplore the cutbacks they have had to sustain." - Jill Abramson

"In addition to that, Mono has produced a very large set of extra libraries." - Miguel De Icaza

"There are almost as many kinds of libraries as there are kinds of readers." - Daniel Handler

"I have a passion for libraries. They are potentially real community centers." - Moshe Safdie

"Libraries are where we learn that we can live our lives through books." - Kevin Barry

"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." - Saul Bellow

"The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame." - Matthew Lesko

"I've been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now." - Matthew Lesko

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe." - Josh Billings

"Places of incredible glamour, possibility, power, excitement and pleasure. Love your libraries!" - Stephen Fry

"I'm grateful that I've enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders." - Sara Sheridan

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future." - Ray Bradbury

"I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money." - Ray Bradbury

"The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries." - Art Modell

"Film, television and to a certain extent, theater are modern day libraries." - David Strathairn

"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better." - Sidney Sheldon

"Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually." - James A Michener

"Libraries really are wonderful. They're better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts." - Jo Walton

"Libraries serve the information needs of all of the people in the community - not just the loudest, not just the most powerful, not even just the majority. Libraries serve everyone." - Judith Krug

"We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets." - Kathy Bates

"Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on whatever one's vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp." - James H. Billington

"Health information is just about the number one thing that people go into public libraries and connect to public libraries for. They're also looking for information about things that can make their lives better. It's a great equalizer." - Carla Hayden

"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both." - John Callahan

"Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds." - Sachin Tendulkar

"It is easier to go to the Internet than to go to the library, undoubtedly. But the shift from no libraries to the existence of libraries was a much greater shift than what we've seen with the Internet's development." - Noam Chomsky

"There is nowhere in the world where sleep is so deep as in the libraries of the House of Commons." - Henry Channon

"I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries should be open to all - except the censor. [Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]" - John F Kennedy

"For me, closing libraries is the equivalent of eating your seed corn to save a little money." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages-and sages-and, simply put, there's something for everyone inside." - Laura Bush

"Now, public libraries are most admirable institutions, but they have one irritating custom. They want their books back." - Cecil B Demille

"Libraries are what is best about us as a society: open, exciting, rich, informative, free, inclusive, engaging." - Susan Orlean

"She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people." - Catherynne M Valente

"Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?" - William James

"Libraries remind us that truth isn't about who yells the loudest but who has the right information." - Barack Obama

"Bars are closed on Election Day so people won't vote under the influence. Why are libraries closed?" - Arthur D. Hlavaty

"Libraries hold the wisdom of the world and the stories of the ages - available to everyone, free of charge!" - Linda Sue Park

"The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography." - Phyllis Schlafly

"I learned more about history and literature in the used bookstores in DC than in college libraries." - Douglas Brinkley

"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." - Walter Cronkite

"Controller Borasus sighed with relief. Libraries were not places of danger. It had to be a hoax." - Diana Wynne Jones

"I don't think that there has been a film that I've done that hasn't been influenced by libraries and archives." - Ken Burns

"For I bless God in the libraries of the learned and for all the booksellers in the world." - Christopher Smart

"I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets" - Heraclitus

"Keeping libraries open, giving access to all children to all books is vital to our nation's sovereignty." - Karin Slaughter



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