Library Books Quotes

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ray Bradbury
“What's the point of having a library full of books you've already read?”
Ray Bradbury

Scott Douglas
“It took a bit of popcorn and a library snack bar to make me realize that being a librarian was about more than just giving people information. It was about serving a community. And if the community is hungry for more than just knowledge, then maybe it’s about time to open a snack bar.”
Scott Douglas

Helene Hanff
“I despair of ever getting it through anybody's head I am not interested in bookshops, I am interested in what's written in the books. I don't browse in bookshops, I browse in libraries, where you can take a book home and read it, and if you like it you go to a bookshop and buy it.”
Helene Hanff, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

Alpha Four
“Books are magical keys to open up worlds and change perspectives.”
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Laura Lippman
“There's a serendipity to real life that the Internet can't duplicate. Do you use the library? For anything? Well, sometimes you end up picking up the book next to the one you were looking for, and it's that book that changes your life.”
Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her

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

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

Kiersten White
“I wanted more time with the books. I wanted to spend the day in a quiet corner, sitting against a window, lost in words and worlds I had never been given access to.”
Kiersten White, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Scott Douglas
“There’s something deep in the heart of every person that wants
to protect culture. The only thing about my pending career that
was changed because of 9/11 was that I began to see it was the community,
not the librarian, that was important to the library. Librarians
were only as important as the community they inspired. If I
was going to continue with this career, my job wouldn’t be to protect
information, it would be to bring the community together and
inspire them to appreciate everything a library stands for.”
Scott Douglas

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

Scott Douglas
“To be great at something, you must look to the great ones of the
past and improve on the ideas and techniques that they started. I
was motivated to do better—to improve on the ideas of others.”
Scott Douglas

Dean Koontz
“I stopped in St. Bernadette's Cemetery one of my favorite places... The trunks of six giant oaks rise like columns supporting a ceiling formed by their interlocking crowns. In the quiet space below, is laid out an aisle similar to those in any library. The gravestones are like rows of books bearing the names of those whose names have been blotted from the pages of life; who have been forgotten elsewhere but are remembered here.”
Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing

James Rozoff
“A library is a sacred place where the voices of the ancients can still be heard if we but give them the required silence.”
James Rozoff

Stephen King
“He wandered off into the stacks, pulling a book here and there, looking at it, putting it back. Choosing books was serious business. You had to be careful. If you were a grownup you could have as many as you wanted, but kids could only take out three at a time. If you picked a dud, you were stuck with it.”
Stephen King, It

Anurag Shourie
“For me, every book is an individual with its own identity and has to be nurtured and taken care
of, so that it may survive for a longer period.”
Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

Beverly Cleary
“Mother, what am I going to do?' Beezus demanded. 'It's checked out on my card and I'm responsible. They won't let me take any more books out of the library, and I won't have anything to read, and it will all be Ramona's fault. She's always spoiling my fun and it isn't fair!' Beezus didn't know what she would do without her library card. She couldn't get along without library books. She just couldn't, that was all.”
Beverly Cleary, Beezus and Ramona

Caitlin Moran
“The shelves were supposed to be loaded with books—but they were, of course, really doors: each book-lid opened as exciting as Alice putting her gold key in the lock. I spent days running in and out of other worlds like a time bandit, or a spy. I was as excited as I’ve ever been in my life, in that library: scoring new books the minute they came in; ordering books I’d heard of—then waiting, fevered, for them to arrive, like they were the word Christmas.”
Caitlin Moran, Moranthology

Jack  Cavanaugh
“Libraries are medieval forests masking opportunity and danger; every aisle is a path, every catalog reference a clue to the location of the Holy Grail. It is here that I become privy to the sacred songs of kings and the ballads of rogues. Here are tales of life-and-death struggles of other wayfarers as they battle personal dragons and woo fair maidens. Walking down this hallway, I am a knight entering the forest in search of the truth...”
Jack Cavanaugh, A Hideous Beauty: Kingdom Wars I

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No matter how beautifully you decorate a house, if there is no library in the house, then it cannot be a beautiful house!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jeannette Walls
“I loved college... I knew exactly why I was there and what I wanted to get out of it. I wished I could take every course in the curriculum and read every book in the library. Sometimes after I finished a particularly good book, I had the urge to get the library card, find our who else had read the book, and track them down to talk about it.”
Jeanette Walls

Siri Hustvedt
“In college I retreated to the library. I have always loved libraries - the quiet, the smell, the expectation of imminent discovery. In the next book I will find it - some unspeakable pleasure or startling revelation or extraordinary nuance I had never felt or thought of before.”
Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros: Essays

Beverly Cleary
“Mother, what am I going to do?" Beezus demanded. "It's checked out on my card and I'm responsible. they won't let me take any more books out of the library, and I won't have anything to read, and it will all be Ramona's fault. She's always spoiling my fun and it isn't fair!" Beezus didn't know what she would do without her library card. She couldn't get along without library books. She just couldn't, that was all.”
Beverly Cleary, Beezus and Ramona

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There are thousands of different paths in a city but there are millions of different paths in a library!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Alix E. Harrow
“He took The Runaway Prince home and renewed it twice online, at which point a gray pop-up box that looks like an emissary from 1995 tells you, “the renewal limit for this item has been reached.”
Alix E. Harrow, Apex Magazine Issue 105, February 2018

Susan Orlean
“Talking to him was like engaging in a fistfight with someone gazing at himself in the mirror while punching you.”
Susan Orlean, The Library Book

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Nations whose libraries are empty have always been at the bottom of the rankings in history!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The only way to expand a small room extraordinarily without breaking its walls is to put a library in that room!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Kristin Hannah
“Mrs. Quisdorf picked that book out for you. That card, though, that's the real gift. It can take you anywhere, Loreda.”
Kristin Hannah, The Four Winds

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