Quotations

nformation is the currency of democracy.

 – Thomas Jefferson

 

 With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.
 – Ezra Pound

 

 If over others you would leap, then in a book you must seek.
 – Chinese proverb

 

 Here is where people,
 One frequently finds, 
 Lower their voices 
 And raise their minds.
 – Richard Armour

 

 I cannot live without books.
 –Thomas Jefferson

 

 ”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 book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
 –Chinese Proverb

 

 Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
 –Mortimer J. Adler
 
 
 Books are the quietest and most constant of friends:
 they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,
 and the most patient of teachers.
 –Charles W. Eliot

 

 The more that you read,
 the more things you will know.
 The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.
 –Dr. Seuss

 

 Words are the voice of the heart.
 –Confucius

 

 Books to the ceiling,
 Books to the sky,
 My pile of books is a mile high.
 How I love them! How I need them!
 I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them
 –Arnold Lobel

 

 Wisdom begins with Wonder…
 –Socrates

 

 At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
 –Barack Obama

 

 Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.  One does not love breathing.
 –Harper Lee
 To Kill a Mockingbird

 I read because one life isn’t enough.
 –Richard Peck

 

 What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.  –Harold Howe, former US Commissioner of Education

 

 If we didn’t have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate.
 –Megan Jo Tetrick, age 12
 Daleville, Indiana

 

 The closest thing you will find to an orderly universe is a good library.
 –Ashleigh Brilliant

 

 Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own. 

–Charles Scribner, Jr.

 

So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
–Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

 A library is thought in cold storage.

  –Herbert Samuel

 

 He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.

 –Cicero

A library is a fuelling station for your mind. 

–Steve Leveen

 

 Books fall open, you fall in.

 –David McCord

 

 I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way.

–Franklin P. Adams

 

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
–Henry Ward Beecher

Libraries enable the past to talk to the future.
–Edward Cornish

 

Reading is a window to the world!
–Lynn Butler

 

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

Knowledge is Power

–Francois Bacon

 

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” 

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
–Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

 

 ”It was as though I had been dying of thirst and the librarian had handed me a five gallon bucket of water.  I drank and drank.  The only reason I am here and not in prison is because of that woman.  I was a loser, but she showed me the power of reading.”
 –Gary Paulsen, from the biography by Edith Hope Fine
 
 When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
–Jean Fritz

 

 I have lived a thousand lives lost within the pages of a book.
                                       -Robert Cormier

 

 ”Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.”
–Frank Dempster Sherman

 

 In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends.
 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 ”I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I
 breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden’s roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world’s first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander.”
–from “Books and Gardens” by Alexander Smith
 
 ”The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.”
 –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 ”A life without stories would be no life at all.” 

–from Alexander McCall Smith’s, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies.

 

“Knowledge is of two kinds: that which we know and…,
 –Samuel Johnson

 

 Knowledge is free at the library.  Just bring your own container.
–Unknown
 
 Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
 –Richard Steele