Libraries—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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128 Page Quotation Collection on Libraries
This 128 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Libraries. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Libraries, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn’t have any excuse to be stupid.
It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
--Lady Bird Johnson
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.
Libraries are the concert halls of the finest voices gathered from all times and places.
--J. P. Richter
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.
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes; and though they know us, and have been waiting two, ten, or twenty centuries for us,—some of them,—and are eager to give us a sign and unbosom themselves, it is the law of their limbo that they must not speak until spoken to; and as the enchanter has dressed them, like battalions of infantry, in coat and jacket of one cut, by the thousand and ten thousand, your chance of hitting on the right one is to be computed by the arithmetical rule of Permutation and Combination,—not a choice out of three caskets, but out of half a million caskets, all alike.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
‘Our library isn’t very extensive,’ said Anne, ‘but every book in it is a friend. We’ve picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged.’
I had the best teachers a library card could pay for.
—Reginald Dwayne Betts
When a 5-year-old walks into kindergarten, takes a book, and holds it upside down, you know there is no reading readiness there. I heard of many projects like Books for Babies, which is run by the Friends of the Library in tiny Winters, California: volunteers scour birth announcements and go stroller-spotting, offering each new baby a box with a T-shirt, a cap, two books, and an application to join the library.
Here I sit in the deep cushioned armchair, the crickets rasping, buzzing, chirring outside. It’s the library, my favorite room, with the floor a medieval mosaic of flat square stones the color of old book-bindings...rust, copper, tawny orange, pepper-brown, maroon. And there are deep comfortable maroon leather chairs with the leather peeling off, revealing a marbled pattern of ridiculous pink. The books, all that you would fill your rainy days with, line the shelves; friendly, fingered volumes.
It is a man’s duty to have books...a library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.
--Henry Ward Beecher
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