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Value Of Libraries Quotes


"We measure the value of a civilized society by the number of ? libraries it opens, not the number it closes down." - Philip Pullman

"We measure the value of a civilized society by the number of libraries it opens, not the number it closes down." - Philip Pullman

"If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future." - Neil Gaiman

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"I claim that this bookless library is a dream, a hallucination of on-line addicts; network neophytes, and library-automation insiders...Instead, I suspect computers will deviously chew away at libraries from the inside. They'll eat up book budgets and require librarians that are more comfortable with computers than with children and scholars. Libraries will become adept at supplying the public with fast, low-quality information. The result won't be a library without books-it'll be a library without value." - Clifford Stoll

"To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries." - Virginia Woolf

"I am not willing that this discussion should close without mention of the value of a true teacher. Give me a log hut, with only a simple bench, Mark Hopkins on one end and I on the other, and you may have all the buildings, apparatus and libraries without him." - James A Garfield

"All our institutions rest upon business. Without it we should not have schools, colleges, churches, parks, playgrounds, pavements, books, libraries, art, music, or anything else that we value." - Charles Gates, Jr.

"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

"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

"Unearned increment of value." - John Stuart Mill

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"No libraries, no progress." - Willard Scott

"invaders always destroy libraries." - Storm Jameson

" our dreams." - Nikki Giovanni

"Libraries are our friends." - Neil Gaiman

"Every experience is of value." - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

"Libraries are a hallmark of a civilized culture, and librarians represent that culture to all facets of society." - Janis Ian

"The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man" - T S Eliot

"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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"I always feel a certain sense of reverence in libraries, even small city ones that smell like homeless internet users." - Ken Jennings

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

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

"What is also strange to me is that public libraries have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship." - Matthew Lesko

"A lot of my travel is at least partly work, visiting schools and libraries, especially in France." - Quentin Blake

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

"Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them." - Huston Smith

"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

"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

"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

"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

"A value is valuable when the value of value is valuable to oneself." - Dayananda Saraswati

"Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries." - Arthur Ashe

"We like to say the Internet is the ultimate library. But libraries are libraries because people come together and fund them through taxes. Libraries actually exist, all over the country, so why is it such a reach to imagine and to someday build a public institution that has a digital aspect to it? Of course the problem is that libraries and other public services are being defunded and are under attack, so there's a bigger progressive struggle this plays into." - Astra Taylor

"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

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

"Don't think of cost. Think of value." - John Spence

"Only the ephemeral is of lasting value." - Eugene Ionesco

"Labor is the true standard of value." - Abraham Lincoln

"All propositions are of equal value." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Knowledge is of more value than gold" - Solomon

"There remains an experience of incomparable value." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value." - Cicero

"I'm in the business of value judgments ." - Tucker Carlson

"Experience is the thing of supreme value"." - Henry Ford

"Nothing of value comes without being earned." - Michael Jordan

"Every second is of infinite value." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing" - A A Milne

"Utility alone is the cause of value." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability." - Claude Elwood Shannon

"History is only a value of relation." - Henry Adams

"Gold is the corpse of value..." - Neal Stephenson

"What is the value of your existence?" - Stephen Evans

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability." - Claude Shannon

"Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things." - Aravind Adiga

"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark." - Germaine Greer

"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

"The founding of libraries was like constructing more public granaries, amassing reserves against a spiritual winter which by certain signs, in spite of myself, I see ahead..." - Marguerite Yourcenar

"Libraries are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed." - Francis Bacon

"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

"I enjoy biographies and whatnot. I'm also a fan of presidential libraries. I've visited quite a few of them, especially the more modern ones." - David Mandel

"Libraries are as the shrine where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue, and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed." - Francis Bacon

"Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity." - Vartan Gregorian

"Like a lot of inwardly drawn young people, I spent a lot of time in libraries. At my high school, I often spent my lunch breaks there." - Henry Rollins

"People value honesty. They value integrity. They value competence and courage and all those kinds of things." - Richard A. Kidd

"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

"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

"Whole libraries can be filled with the papers written about cancer and its causes, but the contents of these papers fit on one little library visiting card." - August Bier

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

"The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No matter how wild the winds or rough the seas of life, libraries stand ready, beaming their reliable lights, guiding us toward knowledge, pleasure, consolation, wisdom, and hope." - Nancy Thayer

"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

"Spies go to bars for the same reason people go to libraries: full of information if you know where to ask." - Michael Weston

"Humans have externalized their wisdom-stored it in museums, libraries, the expertise of the learned. Dog wisdom is inside the blood and bones." - Donald McCaig

"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

"I want the public as well as libraries and schools to enjoy unlimited access to public-domain books. This means no charges for these kind of texts themselves." - Tom Peters

"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

"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

"If you get down about the state of American culture, just remember there are still more public libraries in this country than there are McDonalds." - David Mccullough

"Reclaim your role as eco-role models and exemplars in your community. Change is happening rapidly. Let libraries continue to be at the center of it." - Wanda Urbanska

"We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin." - Hugo Ball

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

"Libraries have had a long history of dealing with authoritarian organizations demanding reader records - who's read what - and this has led to people being rounded up and killed." - Brewster Kahle

"Digital books and other texts are increasingly coming under the control of distributors and other gatekeepers rather than readers and libraries." - Jonathan Zittrain

"The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog." - Alexis Carrel

"I believe that when an elder dies, a library is burned: vast sums of wisdom and knowledge are lost. Throughout the world libraries are ablaze with scant attention." - Elizabeth Kapuuwailani L

"There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home; I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library." - Martin Lewis Perl

"Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts." - Brad Henry

"The value of ourselves is but the value of our melancholy and our disquiet." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"I think we"ve been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less." - Greg McKeown

"I think we've been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less." - Greg McKeown

"The value of assets often increases exponentially while the value of your labor only increases incrementally." - Robert Kiyosaki



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