“You see, I do not believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that is the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.” Monty Python Skit. “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowedand some few to be chewed and digested.”
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“You see, I do not believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that is the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.”
Monty Python Skit
“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowedand some few to be chewed and digested.”
“The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries.”
books in American Libraries,
one I want
“Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.”
The Gold Bug Variations
“Let books be your dining table.”
St. Ephrem the Syrian
“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”
“The greatest university of all is a collection of books.”
“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.”
“The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.”
“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”
Henry Ward Beecher
[A] lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau
Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
James Russell Lowell
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity
humanity in print.
Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity.
“A teacher can but lead you to the door; learning is up to you.”
“It is the object of learning, not only to satisfy the curiosity and perfect the spirits of ordinary men, but also to advance civilization.”
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
“Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.”
“Learning which does not advance each day will daily decrease.”
“Even if one studies to an old age, one will never finish learning.”
“Gold has a price, but learning is priceless.”