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  • #181
    Lemony Snicket
    “There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

  • #182
    Virginia Woolf
    “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

  • #183
    “If your library is not "unsafe," it probably isn't doing its job.”
    John Berry

  • #184
    Anatole France
    “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

  • #185
    Elizabeth Kostova
    “It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
    Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

  • #186
    T.S. Eliot
    “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #187
    Cornelia Funke
    “For him that stealeth,or borroweth and returneth not,this book from its owner, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him.
    Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted.
    Let him languish in pain, crying aloud for mercy, and let there be no surcease to this agony till he sing in dissolution.
    Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his last punishment, let the flames of hell consume him for ever.

    Curse on book thieves, from the monastery of San Pedro, Barcelona, Spain”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

  • #188
    “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.”
    Harold Howe

  • #189
    Katharine Hepburn
    “What in the world would we do without our libraries?”
    Katharine Hepburn

  • #190
    Sarah Beth Durst
    “She'd always been a little excitable, a little more passionate about books than your average person, but she was supposed to be -- she was a librarian, after all.”
    Sarah Beth Durst

  • #191
    Haruki Murakami
    “When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers. Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages before returning each book to its shelf.”
    Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

  • #192
    Scott Douglas
    “When I tell people I went to library school, the most common reaction is either “You’re joking, right?” or “They have schools for librarians? Do they teach you how to properly sssh people?”
    Scott Douglas

  • #193
    Albert Einstein
    “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #194
    Ray Bradbury
    “His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.”
    Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer

  • #195
    Alberto Manguel
    “We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.”
    Alberto Manguel

  • #196
    Anne Fadiman
    “It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious corpus of volumes whose subject matter is completely unrelated to the rest of the library, yet which, upon closer inspection, reveals a good deal about its owner.”
    Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

  • #197
    Stuart Dybek
    “The public library is where place and possibility meet.”
    Stuart Dybek

  • #198
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “What I saw next stopped me dead in my tracks. Books. Not just one or two dozen, but hundreds of them. In crates. In piles on the floor. In bookcases that stretched from floor to ceiling and lined the entire room. I turned around and around in a slow circle, feeling as if I'd just stumbled into Ali Baba's cave. I was breathless, close to tears, and positively dizzy with greed.”
    Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

  • #199
    John Jakes
    “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, Homeland

  • #200
    John Lubbock
    “We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
    John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

  • #201
    Walter Savage Landor
    “Nothing is pleasanter to me than exploring in a library.”
    Walter Savage Landor, Pericles and Aspasia

  • #202
    Alberto Manguel
    “The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned. ”
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

  • #203
    Ray Bradbury
    “Libraries raised me.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #204
    Claudia Alta Johnson
    “Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”
    Claudia Alta Johnson

  • #205
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “Your library is your paradise.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

  • #206
    Alberto Manguel
    “I like to imagine that, on the day after my last, my library and I will crumble together, so that even when I am no more I'll still be with my books.”
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

  • #207
    Alberto Manguel
    “But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence. ”
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

  • #208
    Alberto Manguel
    “In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long.”
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

  • #209
    Ray Bradbury
    “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #210
    “Common sense is not so common.”
    Voltaire, A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary