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  • #1
    Brian Selznick
    “Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for.”
    Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Walter Cronkite
    “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
    Walter Cronkite

  • #4
    Saul Bellow
    “People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
    Saul Bellow

  • #5
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero, On the laws

  • #6
    Germaine Greer
    “A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.”
    Germaine Greer

  • #7
    “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.”
    Harold Howe

  • #8
    Katharine Hepburn
    “What in the world would we do without our libraries?”
    Katharine Hepburn

  • #9
    Sarah J. Maas
    “Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
    Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

  • #10
    Alberto Manguel
    “The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned. ”
    Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

  • #11
    bell hooks
    “One of the most subversive institutions in the United States is the public library..”
    bell hooks, Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem

  • #12
    Aldous Huxley
    “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #13
    Juliet Marillier
    “If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words.”
    Juliet Marillier, Wildwood Dancing

  • #14
    The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.
    “The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
    William H. Gass, A Temple of Texts

  • #15
    George Bernard Shaw
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
    George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  • #16
    Emily Brontë
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #17
    J.K. Rowling
    “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • #18
    Herman Melville
    “A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.”
    Herman Melville, Pierre: or, the Ambiguities

  • #19
    James Baldwin
    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
    James Baldwin

  • #20
    P.D. James
    “If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.”
    P.D. James, The Children of Men

  • #21
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias

  • #22
    Guy de Maupassant
    “There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.”
    Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of de Maupassant

  • #23
    Alfred Tennyson
    “I am a part of all that I have met.”
    Alfred Tennyson, The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson

  • #24
    Pablo Picasso
    “Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
    Pablo Picasso

  • #25
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #26
    Wole Soyinka
    “Romance is the sweetening of the soul
    With fragrance offered by the stricken heart.”
    Wole Soyinka, The Lion and the Jewel

  • #27
    “Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.”

  • #28
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit

  • #29
    William Goldman
    “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
    William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays with Essays

  • #30
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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