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

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

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

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

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

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

"Libraries are the center of our lives. There's no use going to a university if you don't live at the library." - Ray Bradbury

"My work has taken me from historical research to involvement in electronic publishing ventures to the directorship of the Harvard University Libraries." - Robert Darnton

"The best university is the university of life." - Henrique Capriles Radonski

"I went to Syracuse University." - Jessie Mueller

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I didn't completed my University Education" - Bill Gates

"Commencement Speaker, San Francisco State University, 2006" - Jackie Speier

"Oxford University the illuminati breeding ground" - David Icke

"I graduated from the University of Whatever." - Dana Snyder

"I have always had a special affinity for libraries and librarians, for the most obvious reasons. I love books. (One of my first Jobs was shelving books at a branch of the Chicago Public Library.) Libraries are a pillar of any society. I believe our lack of attention to funding and caring for them properly in the United States has a direct bearing on problems of literacy, productivity, and our inability to compete in today's world. Libraries are everyman's free university." - John Jakes

"In 2002, Google began an ambitious project to digitize every book in the world. It was intended as a search project: type in a query, and Google would show you snippets. They asked university libraries for books, which they would scan for free. At Harvard we didn't permit them to take works under copyright, but other libraries gave them everything." - Robert Darnton

"Most people in the university [ Columbia University ], including the administration, are very biased against the military." - Matt Sanchez

"Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia." - Julian Bond

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

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

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

"No libraries, no progress." - Willard Scott

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

"invaders always destroy libraries." - Storm Jameson

"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

" our dreams." - Nikki Giovanni

"Libraries are our friends." - Neil Gaiman

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

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

"Libraries raised me." - Ray Bradbury

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"A library is all the university you will ever need." - Ray Bradbury

"An Italian university is a contradiction in terms." - Indro Montanelli

"Simon Fraser University would make an elegant ruin" - Bruno Freschi

"The Library is the heart of the University." - Charles William Eliot

"The greatest curse that pervaded the university is apathy." - Howard G. Hendricks

"He who enters a university walks on hallowed ground." - James Bryant Conant

"Victory is a good wine; defeat is a good university!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Linear Programming and Extensions, Princeton University Press (1963), p. vii." - George Dantzig

"There should be a Kettle's Yard in every university." - Jim Ede

"No state legislature ever built a great university." - James E. Rogers, Jr.

"You can't have a great university without a great library." - Joe Paterno

"Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University." - Patricia Clarkson

"We moved over to Silver Spring, actually near University Park." - Jim Fowler

"My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway." - Lee Krasner

"Saturday Night Live' was like a university for funny." - Tracy Morgan

"No state legislature ever built a great university." - James E Rogers

"'Saturday Night Live' was like a university for funny." - Tracy Morgan

"My mum wanted me to go to university." - Florence Welch

"I got into Temple University on a track scholarship." - Bill Cosby

"My university work was not central to my education." - Italo Calvino

"Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist." - Hugh Jackman

"War was my university. Everything has proceeded from there." - Paul Virilio

"Teaching at university isn't like teaching in an art school." - Barbara Kruger

"Bill Heseltine had been at university with me, at the University of Western Australia. I knew him well." - Bob Hawke

"I think the University of Texas has the chance to become the finest public university in the country." - Tom Hicks

"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 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

"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 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

"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

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

"There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering." - Jacqueline Woodson

"There are 70 million books in American libraries, but the one I want to read is always out." - Tom Masson

"Much have I travelled in the realms of gold for which I thank the Paddington and Westminster Public Libraries." - Peter Porter

"Shared libraries are the work of the devil, the one true sign that the apocalypse is at hand." - Tom Duff

"It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed." - Paula Poundstone

"But libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information." - Neil Gaiman

"It may be primarily property taxes in the case of a public library, or state taxes and tuition in the case of an academic library at a public university, but the funding sources of most libraries continue to have a strong geographic component." - Tom Peters

"We need university education in Fiji and must seriously think about starting post secondary education in Fiji. In the near future we hope to see a university college in Fiji and ultimately a fully fledged university" - A.D. Patel

"I'm married to a dear little girl who holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania." - Percy Julian

"When the State wishes to endow an academy or university, it grants it a tract of forest land: one saw represents an academy, a gang, a university." - Henry David Thoreau

"The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"The essence of a university is free and open inquiry, and when it loses that it is no longer a university." - Charles Koch

"Actually, the University of California says they may start a marijuana research center. Really? I thought the University of California was a marijuana research center." - Jay Leno

"It's obvious that in an intelligent educated audience such as this university, I stress this university. Who saw fit to give them accreditation?" - Richard Dawkins

"The mediaeval university looked backwards: it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge... The modern university looks forward: it is a factory of new knowledge." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"I left the University of Chicago's creative writing program for a tenure-track job at DePauw University in Indiana, then left DePauw in 2010 for Los Angeles." - Nic Pizzolatto

"The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge." - Thomas Huxley

"Just think about it: what in the name of God would Alabama be without the University of Alabama? What would Oklahoma be without the University of Oklahoma? Nothing." - Dan Jenkins

"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground." - Maya Lin

"Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road." - Walt Whitman

"What does it profit you that all the libraries of the world should be yours? Not knowledge but what one does with knowledge is your profit." - Saib Tabrizi

"Libraries are the torch of the world, illuminating the path when it feels too dark to see. We mustn't allow that torch to be extinguished." - Libba Bray

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

"I have become convinced that we blacks spend too much time on the playing field and too little time in libraries." - Arthur Ashe

"Libraries never let us forget who we are, for their worth stands by the knowledge they keep and save for us." - Virginia Hamilton

"One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be 'responsive to their patrons'." - Connie Willis

"A country that has few museums is both materially poor and spiritually poor...Museums, like theaters and libraries, are a means to freedom." - Wendy Beckett

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

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

"Library-denigrators, pay heed: suggesting that the Internet is a viable substitute for libraries is like saying porn could replace your wife." - Joanne Harris

"The careful reader of a few good newspapers can learn more in a year than most scholars do in their great libraries." - Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

"You take the books, you lie there in the pools of light and you drink life. That is how intensely I have loved libraries." - Ray Bradbury

"Give thy mind to books and libraries, and the literature and lore of the ages will give thee the wisdom of sage and seer." - Newell Dwight Hillis

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

"I like libraries. It's a comfort that knowledge can be save for so long. That what we learn can be passed on." - Jackson Pearce

"I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help those who help themselves." - Andrew Carnegie

"Solitary converse with nature; for thence are ejaculated sweet and dreadful words never uttered in libraries. Ah! the spring days, the summer dawns, and October woods!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"[People in 1600s] didn't have many books. They would have been staggered by the personal libraries we have today, because books back then were incredibly expensive." - Stephen Greenblatt

"Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use." - William Dyer

"If you like your remote messaging fat, dumb, and interoperable, you could also look into the SOAP libraries distributed with Ruby." - Dave Thomas

"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf

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

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

"I have done quite a few signings at bookstores, libraries and conferences. I have received phone calls and letters from people who liked the book." - Kate Dicamillo

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

"University students are rarely able to cope with universals and death is the most embarrassing universal." - Kate Cruise O'Brien

"The resources of a university, of a college, should not be wasted in merely academic pursuits." - Howard Zinn

"God has a university. It's a small school. Few enroll; even fewer graduate." - Gene Edwards

"Suffering is not an elective; it is a core course in the University of Life." - Steven J Lawson

"Life is my university, and I hope to graduate from it with some distinction." - Louisa May Alcott

"I have some unfinished business to complete at the University of Oregon." - Chip Kelly

"Were I not a king, I would be a university man." - James I of England

"You can lade a man up to th' university, but ye can't make him think." - Finley Peter Dunne

"Nicholas Parsons' time at the University of Glasgow seems to be absolutely shrouded in mystery." - Derek Nimmo

"Throughout my life I have dreamed of coaching at the University of Michigan," - Jim Harbaugh

"The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible." - Woodrow Wilson

"There is no university for a Christian, like that of sorrow and trial" - Charles Spurgeon

"...the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia apparently cherry-picked Russian climate data." - Andrey Illarionov

"I think the American university system still seems to be the best system in the world" - Clifford Geertz

"Teaching is too strong a word for whatever it was I did at Northeastern University" - Robert B Parker

"You know what FSU stands for, don't you? Free Shoes University." - Steve Spurrier

"Personally I am in favour of education but a university is not the place for it." - Tom Stoppard

"A student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one." - Robert M Hutchins

"I did nothing wrongEverything I've done at this university I did the right way." - Cam Newton

"I applied for the University of Life. Didn't get the grades." - David Nicholls

"Coming from the University of Miami, I developed really good study habits." - Jonathan Vilma

"I went to Oxford University - but I've never let that hold me back." - Margaret Thatcher

"If you teach three university courses a day, you need something to turn your mind off." - Coleman Barks

"The university is a series of individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance about parking." - Clark Kerr

"My great grandfather, Raj, was from Punjab, India. My grandmother graduated Rajasthan University." - Joe Biden

"I was enrolled to attend Norfolk State University and then my career kind of kicked off." - MC Lyte

"Forty-five hundred outstanding lawsuits now for Donald Trump, including Trump University in court ." - George Stephanopoulos

"Essien Udom is a Nigerian. At present he's a professor at Ibadan University." - Malcolm X



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