Quotes About Library

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Terry Pratchett
“But we're a university! We have to have a library!" said Ridcully. "It adds tone. What sort of people would we be if we didn't go into the library?"

"Students," said Senior Wrangler morosely.”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Helene Hanff
“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”
Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy

Maud Hart Lovelace
“Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.”
Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

Eilis O'Neal
“How can you be nervous? Don't you see? We're in a library.”
Eilis O'Neal, The False Princess

Jasper Fforde
“You see? I know where every single book used to be in the library.' She pointed to the shelf opposite. 'Over there was Catch-22, which was a hugely popular fishing book and one of a series, I believe.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

Jorge Luis Borges
“Paradise will be a kind of library”
Jorge Luis Borges

Laura Whitcomb
“He kissed me for a long moment, holding my shoulders, perhaps to keep me from pressing my whole body against his. Then he tried to lift my bag.

"My God," he said. "What happened?"

"I found out one may check out twenty books at a time from the school library.”
Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light

Anatole Broyard
“The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait."

(About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987)”
Anatole Broyard

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Pat Conroy
“A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.”
Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

Augustine Birrell
“Libraries are not made; they grow. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.”
Augustine Birrell

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“As I walked, I ran my fingers along the spines of hundreds of books. I let myself be imbued with the smell, with the light that filtered through the cracks or from the glass lanterns embedded in the wooden structure, floating among mirrors and shadows.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Marilyn Johnson
“We'll always need printed books that don't mutate the way digital books do; we'll always need places to display books, auditoriums for book talks, circles for story time; we'll always need brick-and-mortar libraries.”
Marilyn Johnson, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market alow you to put there.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Scott Douglas
“We don’t have to destroy the library of the past. We just need to give it a face-lift.”
Scott Douglas

Alberto Manguel
“It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Heather Brewer
“Joss's ears perked up. He loved libraries. Nowhere else in the world felt so safe and homey. Nowhere else smelled like books and dust and happy solitude quite like a library did.”
Heather Brewer, First Kill

Alberto Manguel
“In the dark, with the windows lit and the rows of books glittering, the library is a closed space, a universe of self-serving rules that pretend to replace or translate those of the shapeless universe beyond. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Vicki Myron
“A library after closing is a lonely place. It is heart-poundingly silent, and the rows of shelves create an almost unfathomable number of dark and creepy corners.”
Vicki Myron

Terry Pratchett
“Now look," snapped the Dean, "we've searched everywhere for a decent library on this island. There simply isn't one! It's ridiculous. How is anyone supposed to get anything done?”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Scott Douglas
“I like to imagine that library school was started because of some sort of silly bar bet where a guy got really plastered and told his buddy that he could convince people that librarians needed to be trained in the art of librarianship. Sadly, this is not the case; its roots are a bit more academic.”
Scott Douglas

Charles Bukowski
“First paycheck I get, I thought, I'm going to get myself a room near the downtown L.A. Public Library.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Scott Douglas
“The loudest elderly women always had the quietest elderly husbands.”
Scott Douglas

Alberto Manguel
“A library is an ever-growing entity; it multiples seemingly unaided, it reproduces itself by purchase, theft, borrowings, gifts, by suggesting gaps through association, by demanding completion of sorts.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

“The library knows that it is a temporary fix. We have a stamp for the inside front cover: BROKEN SPINE NOTED. It is like a bracelet worn by a diabetic. When you return the book with this message stamped inside, we know you're not the one responsible for this horrible thing. It was some other bastard before you. The book has a preexisting condition.”
Don Borchert

Alberto Manguel
“Deserted libraries hold the shades of writers who worked within, and are haunted by their absence. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Scott Douglas
“...killing rats wasn’t in my job description.”
Scott Douglas

Alberto Manguel
“Entering a library, I am always stuck by the way in which a certain vision of the world is imposed upon the reader through its categories and its order.”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel
“If the library in the morning suggests an echo of the severe and reasonable wishful order of the world, the library at night seems to rejoice in the world's essential, joyful muddle. ”
Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Scott Douglas
“A library was nothing without its people. You say library and there’s this iconoclastic image of an old-lady librarian telling people to be quiet and not to run. But the thing was, that lady—that iconoclastic lady—was with us when we cleaned. She wore blue jeans, too. Maybe she was what people thought about when you said library, but she didn’t make the library. People made the library. That’s what made a library. Without them, all the sacredness was gone. It was just a building with books.”
Scott Douglas

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