Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Library Lurrrrrve -- 13 Quotes & an LOLcat

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"The closest thing we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library."   ~Ashleigh Brilliant

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. ~John Lubbock

I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air. ~Sholem Asch

"When I got my library card, that's when my life began."   ~Rita Mae Brown

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.  ~Jorge Luis Borges

There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. ~Andrew Carnegie

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.  ~Jo Godwin

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.  ~Germaine Greer

The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. ~Carl Sagan,Cosmos

"Had it not been for the public library's collection - my love for writing, and my interest in crime fiction, might never have developed."   ~Sara Paretsky

"Libraries are absolutely at the center of my life. Since I couldn't afford to go to college, I attended the library three or four days a week from the age of eighteen on, and graduated from the library when I was twenty-eight."    ~Ray Bradbury

"Libraries are places where the imagination begins."    ~Heather Barbieri

"A library is not simply a repository of books, it is the symbol and center of our culture - a door and a window for those who might not otherwise have such doors and windows."   ~Amy Tan

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