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    Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library, or a bookstore.

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    He was intrigued by the power of words, not the literary words that filled the books in the library but the sharp, staccato words that went into the writing of news stories. Words that went for the jugular. Active verbs that danced and raced on the page.

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    Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.

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    How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail!

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    How little our libraries cost us as compared with our liquor cellars.

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    Her library filled her bookshelves and then overflowed into waist-high stacks of books everywhere, piled haphazardly against the walls. If just one of them moved... the domino effect could engulf the three of us in an asphyxiating mass of literature.

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    Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink - it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche.

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    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?

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    I always carry a pistol when I go [to the New York Public Library]. Never did trust those stone lions.

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    I acknowledge immense debt to the griots [tribal poets] of Africa - where today it is rightly said that when a griot dies, it is as if a library has burned to the ground.

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    I always feel a certain sense of reverence in libraries, even small city ones that smell like homeless internet users.

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    I always have to go out to work even if it's just a desk somewhere or an office or the British Library.

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    I am a bookworm. For play, I bury myself in the corners of libraries and read.

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    I admit that I haven't read everything in my library, but I feel smarter just walking in it!

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    How precious a book is in light of the offering, in the light of the one who has the privilege of this offering. The library tells you of this offering

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    I am a public library

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    I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money.

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    I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.

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    I can see he's not in your good books,' said the messenger. 'No, and if he were I would burn my library.

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    I can't help but admire the structural linguists who have carved out for themselves a linguistic discipline based on the deterioration of written communication. Another case of men devoting their lives to studying more and more about less and less - filling volumes and libraries with the subtle linguistic analysis of the grunt.

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    I can't imagine why you would want to take your child to see what the career of a writer is like, because it mostly consists of sitting in a room typing, or going to the library and looking something up. Those are not exciting things to watch.

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    I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.

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    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!

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    I'd have opened a bloody library if I'd wanted to be quiet.

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    I'd best head to the library. Research beckons.

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    I can't get it out," she said. "Just pull at it." "It hurts. It's throbbing." "Pull harder." "I can't! It's truly stuck. I need something to make it slippery. Do you have some sort of lubricant nearby?" "No." "Not anything?" "Much as it may surprise you, we've never needed lubricant in the library before now.

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    I do a lot of research for my books. I can't possibly know all the things I write about and I love learning new things. I spend hours and hours doing research in books, libraries and online. [Once] I traveled to the reservation to get the settings and the flavor of the place down right.

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    I don't think that there has been a film that I've done that hasn't been influenced by libraries and archives.

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    I don't really collect the mementos. I do steal books off of sets. If there's a library on the set, you can bet that I'll steal away with a book or two.

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    I don't write at the library, because I smoke when I work or would like the possibility of a smoke. Also, I need to be at my own desk.

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    If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home.

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    I enjoy biographies and whatnot. I'm also a fan of presidential libraries. I've visited quite a few of them, especially the more modern ones.

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    I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library.

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    If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick is to know which books to read.

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    ... I find myself coming out of the library with all women writers. I keep hoping the library attendant won't notice, but when 8 out of 8 of the books you take out are by women, you try not to look too dykey.

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    If, as I anticipate, a wide array of personal, portable information/communication devices becomes increasingly important and widespread for information-intensive users, it will be a major challenge for libraries to adapt their content and services to such a diverse technological environment.

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    I find it weird that people who claim to speak for the prisoners basically want to keep them in cages all the time - and then they'll fight for better prison libraries or whatever. It's like they're missing the big picture. If I were in prison, of course I would prefer to be outside doing physical labour. It's not physical labour but prison life that kills a person. It's so bad inside that the outside jobs are often sought after. So, yeah, call them work crews and let them do it. At the same time the retributive side can feel the cons are being punished.

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    If in the library of your house you do not have the works of the ancient Greek writers, then you live in a house with no light.

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    If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room; next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books.

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    If I were asked to name the chief event in my life, I should say my father's library.

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    I feel that people spend as much time skipping songs as they do listening to them in their library.

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    If the Library of Alexandria was the emblem of our ambition of omniscience, the Web is the emblem of our ambition of omnipresence; the library that contained everything has become the library that contains anything.

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    If it is right that schools should be maintained by the whole community for the well-being of the whole, it is right also that libraries should be so maintained.

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    If there are no films or plays of interest to me, I don't go. I know how to go to a museum or a library or pick up a good magazine or I can watch the sun set. I know how to live. There's a whole creation out there full of magic and wonder to be explored.

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    If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.

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    I found in general, I got involved in that station toward the end of my freshmen year, and I just loved how there's this incredible library of music that I'd never heard of from all over the world and different genres.

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    If you do not throw in a few promises of better things to come, gloomy one, I am going to take you back to the library.

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    If you do not value libraries then you do not value information or culture or wisdom. You are silencing the voices of the past and you are damaging the future.

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    If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.

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    If written directions alone would suffice, libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached.