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  • #1
    Beverly Cleary
    “If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
    Ramona Quimby as written by Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

  • #2
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #4
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #5
    Isabel Allende
    “The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”
    Isabel Allende

  • #6
    Virginia Woolf
    “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, A Room of One's Own

  • #7
    Ray Bradbury
    “You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #8
    J.K. Rowling
    “You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts...but you cannot deny he's got style...”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #9
    Lemony Snicket
    “A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #10
    Ayn Rand
    “Is it advisable to spread out all the conveniences of culture before people to whom a few steps up a stair to a library is a sufficient deterrent from reading?”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #11
    Elizabeth Kostova
    “You are a total stranger and you want to take my library book.”
    Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

  • #12
    Garrison Keillor
    “Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth breather there is.”
    Garrison Keillor, Dusty and Lefty: The Lives of the Cowboys

  • #13
    Nancy Pearl
    “If you're 50 years old or younger, give every book about 50 pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up.

    If you're over 50, which is when time gets shorter, subtract your age from 100 - the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding whether or not to quit. If you're 100 or over you get to judge the book by its cover, despite the dangers in doing so.”
    Nancy Pearl

  • #14
    Umberto Eco
    “A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”
    Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

  • #15
    Elizabeth Kostova
    “When you handle books all day long, every new one is a friend and a temptation.”
    Elizabeth Kostovia, The Historian

  • #16
    “Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being "in love", which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
    Shawn Slovo, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • #17
    Shel Silverstein
    “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #18
    Shel Silverstein
    “...I am writing these poems from inside a lion...”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #19
    Shel Silverstein
    “Eighteen luscuios scrumpitous flavors,
    Chocolate,Lime and Cherry
    Coffee,Pumpkin, Fudge-Banana,
    Caramel Cream and boysenberry.
    Rocky Road and Toasted Almond,
    Butterscotch,Vanilla Dip, Butter Brinkle,
    Apple Ripple,Coconut,and Mocha Chip, Brandy Peach and Lemon Custard.
    Each scoop lovely.smooth and round. Tallest cream cone in town lying there on the ground.”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
    tags: humor

  • #20
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

  • #21
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #22
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #23
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, El Principito

  • #24
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #25
    Ray Bradbury
    “Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them.”
    Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

  • #26
    Ray Bradbury
    “A good night sleep, or a ten minute bawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine.”
    Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

  • #27
    Ray Bradbury
    “I’m really alive! he thought. I never knew it before, or if I did I don’t remember!”
    Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

  • #28
    Ray Bradbury
    “I'll hold on to the world tight some day. I've got one finger on it now; that's a beginning.”
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

  • #29
    Ray Bradbury
    “Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #30
    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



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