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We must not think of learning as only what happens in schools. It is an extended part of life. The most readily available resource for all of life is our public library system.
Rediscovery in the library may be a more difficult and uncertain process than the first discovery in the laboratory.
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.
One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be 'responsive to their patrons'.
Wireless coverage can even be found on the summit of Mount Everest, the highest-elevated and arguably one of the most hostile surfaces on the planet. Wherever there is a wireless connection, you will inevitably find someone using a mobile device.
As a child, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places. When you're grown up, a credit card does it.
Ordinary performers have giant TVs. Extraordinary performers have huge libraries.
He who learns, and makes no use of his learning, is a beast of burden with a load of books. Does the ass comprehend whether he carries on his back a library or a bundle of faggots?
In fact, of course, there is no secret knowledge; no one knows anything that can't be found on a shelf in the public library.
The library is not just an information center. It's always been a refuge for anyone to come to, whatever status in society. For people, intellectuals, pseudo-intellectuals, for lonely people. For every walk of life.
I picture heaven as a vast library, with unlimited volumes to read. And paintings and statues to examine galore. I picture it as a great doorway to learning...rather than one great dull answer to all our questions
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Yeats, you need ten years in the library, but I have need of ten years in the wilderness.
If you spare some space for a new book, also spare some time to read it.
For a long while they are silent, thinking about abstract things like control and what it means to love an institution that is defined by loss, because a library is such a space and their duty is to encourage the books to leave.
The possession of a library, or the free use of it, no more constitutes learning, than the possession of wealth constitutes generosity.
Lailah Gifty Akita
I love to buying books to create my sacred library.
If books were girls and reading was s-ss-ssss-fucking, this would be the biggest whorehouse in the county and I'd be the most ruthless pimp you ever met. Whap the girls on the butts and send them off to their tricks as fast and often as I can.
Read, think well of mankind, go to our libraries and rejoice.
The tens of thousands of books, the remnants of the greatest library in the world, were all lost, never to reappear. Perhaps they were burned. As the modern scholar, Luciano Canfora, observed: ‘the burning of books was part of the advent and imposition of Christianity’. A war against pagan temples was also a war against the books that had all too often been stored inside them for safekeeping – a concept that from now on could only be recalled with irony. If they were burned then this was a significant moment in what Canfora has called ‘the melancholy experiences of the war waged by Christianity against the old culture and its sanctuaries: which meant, against the libraries’. Over a thousand years later, Edward Gibbon raged at the waste: ‘The appearance of the empty shelves excited the regret and indignation of every spectator, whose mind was not wholly darkened with religious prejudice.
John C. Wright
Montrose decided then and there that a full library, one made of old-fashioned paper books with bindings, the kind that cannot be electronically re-edited by anonymous lines of hidden code, was just as much a necessity for a free man as a shooting iron or a printing press.
S. A. Tawks
It is that kind of thinking that is the problem; that movies, video games and the Internet, devices that simply amuse the imagination are more interesting than what a library stocks.
If you want to know how many prison cells to build, look at the number of third graders who can't read.
It may not seem like much, but think of the consequences. One overdue library book today, the collapse of the universe by the end of the week.
When we say we can pull resources away from libraries, from culture, from those parts of the education system that are not about utility, what we are really saying is that the life of the mind is unnecessary.
A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.
I was always the only black in the movie theater, the only black in class, the only black in the library, the only black in the discotheque. I always felt observed and judged.
If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
I never got int the library thing. I always liked that I could put my hand on a book when I wanted it. And to know I owned them; that was important too.
You can get lost in any library, no matter the size. But the more lost you are, the more things you'll find.
The reason why borrowed books are seldom returned, is that it is easier to retain books themselves than what is inside of them.
I will protect your tax money! It won't be spent on Prime Minister and Governor houses. InshALLAH the day PTI government comes in power these walls of governor houses will be brought down. We will break these walls and make libraries and playgrounds for the public to use
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The student has his Rome, his whole glowing Italy, within the four walls of his library. He has in his books the ruins of an antique world and the glories of a modern one.
Many useful and valuable books lie buried in shops and libraries, unknown and unexamined, unless some lucky compiler opens them by chance, and finds an easy spoil of wit and learning.
invaders always destroy libraries.
The library is every child's lighthouse. It is every person's sanctuary. It is every town and county's fortress in the face of ignorance, intrusion and bad behavior.
Library books were, I suddenly realized, promiscuous, ready to lie down in the arms of anyone who asked. Not like bookstore books, which married their purchasers, or were brokered for marriages to others.
I have a list of titles that I leave at the [library] desk, because they are bound to be written some day, and it's best to be ahead of the queue.
Library campaigners are not prepared to stand by and watch something they cherish be dismantled brick by brick.
Mr. Pewter led them through to a library, filled with thousands of antiquarian books. 'Impressive, eh?' 'Very,' said Jack. 'How did you amass all these?' 'Well,' said Pewter, 'You know the person who always borrows books and never gives them back?' 'Yes...?' 'I'm that person.
Information helps you to see that you're not alone. That there's somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who have wept, who've all longed and lost, who've all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you're not really any different from everyone else.
Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries
A library may be described as a gigantic mincing-machine into which the labours of the past are flung, to be turned out again in a slightly altered form as the literature of the present.
Information is nutrition, knowledge is nutrition, art is nutrition and they set us free. Internet is a great library, great library is a freedom within wisdom in this digital age
The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.
When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.
You know you knit too much when ... You will check out a book from the library just because you heard that one of the characters knits.
Standing before the worn books and dusty shelves, she seemed like a ray of light in the windowless room.
Guillermo Del Toro
I have my library separate from the family home, and every room is a different genre. The only room that I can guarantee I've read everything is the horror room.
...strong marketing efforts are critical for a library's survival, and video marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing available today.