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Abhijit Naskar
A library is more precious than a bank.
Ace Antonio Hall
To fully encapsulate my creativity, I read to inhale, write to exhale. The whole process helps me breathe story.
Adele Rose
The library could be summed up in three words
Aidan Chambers
Few pleasures, for the true reader, rival the pleasure of browsing unhurriedly among books: old books, new books, library books, other people's books, one's own books - it does not matter whose or where. Simply to be among books, glancing at one here, reading a page from one over there, enjoying them all as objects to be touched, looked at, even smelt, is a deep satisfaction. And often, very often, while browsing haphazardly, looking for nothing in particular, you pick up a volume that suddenly excites you, and you know that this one of all the others you must read. Those are great moments - and the books we come across like that are often the most memorable.
Alan Bradley
You can learn from a glance at anyone's library, not what they are, but what they wish to be.
Alberto Manguel
Digestion of words as well; I often read aloud to myself in my writing corner in the library, where no one can hear me, for the sake of better savouring the text, so as to make it all the more mine.
Alberto Manguel
If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we are not, and cannot be.
Alberto Manguel
It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.
Alberto Manguel
We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.
Alberto Manguel
No one stepping for the first time into a room made of books can know instinctively how to behave, what is expected, what is promised, what is allowed. One may be overcome by horror--at the cluster or the vastness, the stillness, the mocking reminder of everything one doesn't know, the surveillance--and some of that overwhelming feeling may cling on, even after the rituals and conventions are learned, the geography mapped, and the natives found friendly.
Alberto Manguel
But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but the space of books remains in existence.
Alberto Manguel
In my fool hardy youth, when my friends were dreaming of heroic deeds in the realms of engineering and law, finance and national politics, I dreamt of becoming a librarian.
Alberto Manguel
A library is an ever-growing entity; it multiples seemingly unaided, it reproduces itself by purchase, theft, borrowings, gifts, by suggesting gaps through association, by demanding completion of sorts.
Alberto Manguel
In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long.
Alberto Manguel
I like to imagine that, on the day after my last, my library and I will crumble together, so that even when I am no more I'll still be with my books.
Alberto Manguel
In the dark, with the windows lit and the rows of books glittering, the library is a closed space, a universe of self-serving rules that pretend to replace or translate those of the shapeless universe beyond.
Alexander McCall Smith
Isabel is looking at several collections of research journals. 'She would understand the issues if she chose to open one of the volumes, but she knew that there were conversations within which she would never have the time to participate in. And that, of course, was the problem with any large collection of books, whether in a library or a bookshop: one might feel intimidated by the fact that there was simply too many to read and not know where to start.
Ally Carter
She'd absolutely adored the library_an entire building where anyone could take things they didn't own and feel no remorse about it.
Anatole Broyard
The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait.(About Books; Recoiling, Rereading, Retelling, New York Times, February 22, 1987)
Anatole France
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.
Anne Fadiman
It has long been my belief that everyone's library contains an Odd Shelf. On this shelf rests a small, mysterious corpus of volumes whose subject matter is completely unrelated to the rest of the library, yet which, upon closer inspection, reveals a good deal about its owner.
Anthony T. Hincks
Books will never die out as long as there are people around.
Aphra Behn
That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.
Augustine Birrell
An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is always possible to be happy.
Augustine Birrell
Libraries are not made; they grow. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
Austin Kleon
Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Filmmaker John Waters has said, Nothing is more important than an unread library.
Aya Ling
If the Beast gave me a library like he gave to Belle, I'd marry him too.
Barbara Kingsolver
I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.
Betty Smith
The library was a little old shabby place. Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church. She pushed open the door and went in. She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library past and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.
Brian Selznick
He wished he was with his mom in her library, where everything was safe and numbered and organized by the Dewey decimal system. Ben wished the world was organized by the Dewey decimal system. That way you'd be able to find whatever you were looking for, like the meaning of your dream, or your dad.
C.J. Milbrandt
With a slow wink, he set the book in Tamaqua's hands. One of my favorites.
Caitlin Moran
The shelves were supposed to be loaded with books
Cardinal Augustin Valier
Good books do not waste our time as most people do... collect a great quantity of books, build alibrary worthy of your noble soul, andspend without stint all the money necessary for it.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
He was rather clumsy and shy and looked as if he'd spent the last ten years of his life locked up in a library - hardly the kind of man any girl your age dreams of ...
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
As I walked, I ran my fingers along the spines of hundreds of books. I let myself be imbued with the smell, with the light that filtered through the cracks or from the glass lanterns embedded in the wooden structure, floating among mirrors and shadows.
Charlaine Harris
I put the books I was returning on the appropriate desk, and I began looking at the shelves of new arrivals. Most of them were some permutation on self-help. Going by how popular these books were and how often they were checked out, everyone in Bon Temps should have become perfect by now.
Charlotte Eriksson
I have rooted myself into this quiet place where I don't need much to get by. I need my visions. I need my books. I need new thoughts and lessons, from older souls, bars, whisky, libraries; different ones in different towns. I need my music. I need my songs. I need the safety of somewhere to rest my head at night, when my eyes get heavy. And I need space. Lots of space. To run, and sing, and change around in any way I please
Charlotte Eriksson
I have rooted myself into this quiet place where I don't need much to get by. I need my visions. I need my books. I need new thoughts and lessons, from older souls, bars, whisky, libraries; different ones in different towns. I need my music. I need my songs. I need the safety of somewhere to rest my head at night, when my eyes get heavy. And I need space. Lots of space. To run, and sing, and change around in any way I please
Christine Aziz
Desire overwhelmed me once she had gone. But it was not a desire for Homer. I had to return to the library. I could already smell the books' muskiness and in my mind turned over pages with as many differing textures as a forest; pages that were brittle and fragile which had to be coaxed to turn; pages that were soft and scented, presenting their words as if the were a gift in the palm of a hand, and pages that fell open heavily of their own accord as if weighted by the importance of their message. But more than anything else I was compelled by their mystery, by all the stories they had yet to tell me.'I have to go to the library, Homer. I have to be with the books.
Chuck Palahniuk
they should let some people into the library by prescription only
Claudia Gray
The library would've cheered me up, most days. I loved the heavy oaken tables, the high walls stacked with books to the ceiling, the musty smell of old pages and the heavy brass fixtures that had gone dark with age and wear.
Courtney Milan
Libraries are the future of reading. When the economy is down, we need to make it easier for people to buy and read books for free, not harder. It is stupid to sacrifice tomorrow's book buyers for today's dollars, especially when it's obvious that the source in question doesn't have any more dollars to give you.
Daniel Handler
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.
David Baldacci
For DeHaven it was well worth the extra money to a federal budget that had always allocated more to war than it ever did to peaceful purposes. For a fraction of the cost of one missile he could purchase on the open market every work the library needed to round out its rare books collection. Yet politicians believed that missiles kept you safe, whereas actually books did, and for a simple reason. Ignorance caused wars, and people who read widely were seldom ignorant.
David C. Alves
The bible is history. Remember that it is not a book. It is a library. It contains many kinds of books, letters, songs, and histories, along with the poetry of mythology. We sometimes separate history from mythology, but the bible doesn't. Nor did C. S. Lewis when he wrote, Christianity is myth that is true.
David Davis
They spent pork-barrel money like a tidal-wave sea, but no funds trickled down far enough to reach me. Our books numbered few and were falling apart, and I sat mending pages with a crestfallen heart.
David Eddings
The old man was peering intently at the shelves. 'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.'Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?'That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.
Dee Williams
The library made me feel safe, as if every question had an answer and there was nothing to be afraid of, as long as I could sort through another volume.
Diana Gabaldon
Overall, the library held a hushed exultation, as though the cherished volumes were all singing soundlessly within their covers.
Doctor who
You want weapons? We´re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room´s the greatest arsenal we could have.
Don Borchert
The library knows that it is a temporary fix. We have a stamp for the inside front cover: BROKEN SPINE NOTED. It is like a bracelet worn by a diabetic. When you return the book with this message stamped inside, we know you're not the one responsible for this horrible thing. It was some other bastard before you. The book has a preexisting condition.
E. Norman Torry
A library should fill our leisure with adventure. It is a refuge from the commonplace and the dull, a sanctuary where all the trials, the tribulations, and the boredoms of the outer world are forbidden and where such an evil thing as a tax-collector may be forgotten and, peradventure, forgiven.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Ah college years, those were the days. Pure freedom ... leaving home for the first time…the parties…What about the tutorials, the lectures, the large building with all the books called the 'library'?Is that what those were? Gerry blithely replied.
Eleanor Brown
I have loved this disaster of a library since I was old enough to read.
Elizabeth Kostova
It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.
Emily Wing Smith
But I loved the library simply because it was a library. I love libraries. I like reading, but I love libraries. Being surrounded by books makes me feel safe, the way some people need trees or mountains around them to feel secure. Not me
Emma Watson
I've always said, stuff the engagement ring! Just build me a really big library.
Enock Maregesi
Write as much as you can. Read as much as you can. Use the library and the internet carefully for research and talk to people about things that matter. If you have an idea in your head talk it to people as a normal conversation, to get their natural opinions. And don't forget to jot down discreetly any new ideas you get from people. God may use other people to convey messages to you, that may add more information to the ideas you already have.
Eudora Welty
Two by two, I read library books as fast as I could go, rushing them home in the basket of my bicycle. From the minute I reached our house, I started to read. Every book I seized on stood for the devouring wish to read being instantly granted. I knew this was bliss, knew it at the time. Taste isn't nearly so important; it comes in its own time. I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end.
Gemma Jackson
A library
Genevieve Cogman
We also wish to make it absolutely clear that Librarians should not attempt to use the Library to transport dinosaur eggs. And if they do disregard this rule, under no circumstances should they draw official in-world attention while doing so. In fact, we wish to remind all Librarians that they are here to collect books, not dinosaurs. Those Librarians who have problems distinguishing between the two should take a refresher course in Library basics.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Libraries can in general be too narrow or too wide for the soul.
George Mercer Dawson
A great library contains the diary of the human race.
Gregory Sherl
As a kid, I went to the library because, in books, there were people really living lives, and unlike my parents, they talked to me about important things.
H.P. Lovecraft
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
Harlan Ellison
Who wants a library full of books you've already read?
Harold Howe
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.
Haruki Murakami
When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers. Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages before returning each book to its shelf.
Helene Hanff
Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.
Ilana Waters
There is something nice about a library, isn't there? Mr. Curtis said. He nodded and took in the familiar scenery. The scent of ink and worn, dusty pages.
Inglath Cooper
The library had become her solace. Her refuge.Books did not question or judge. They made safe companions.
Irvine Welsh
Sitting in the brightly lit library, surrounded by books, in total silence, that was ma personal zenith.
Isaac Asimov
I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. Now, when I read constantly about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that the door is closing and that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
Isaac Asimov
Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.
Isabel Allende
I had a serious library at my disposal, because my Popo believed that culture entered by osmosis and it was better to start early, but my favorite books were fairy tales.
J. Donald Adams
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends
J. Donald Adams
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends
J. Donald Adams
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends
J. Donald Adams
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends
J. Patrick Lewis
I won't be sad too often,If they bury me in the libraryWith bookworms in my coffin.
J. Patrick Lewis
Please bury me in the library With a dozen long-stemmed proses
J. Patrick Lewis
J.E. Allen
With its reverent silence the Library was as close to a religious experience as anything he had ever encountered. Its domed reading room was a thing of sheer beauty and wonder. It always inspired in him a childish desire to stand in the centre and spin round and round, making it appear as though the books spiralled into infinity.
J.K. Rowling
James A. Michener
Over a hundred German scientists arrived here [Huntsville] at eleven o'clock on an April morning and by nightfall more than sixty had applied for cards at the free library.
James Rozoff
A library is a sacred place where the voices of the ancients can still be heard if we but give them the required silence.
Jamie Ford
The library is like a candy store where everything is free.
Jan Louch
...but there was never enough time to read. The great irony of working in a library.
Jane Austen
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Jasper Fforde
You see? I know where every single book used to be in the library.' She pointed to the shelf opposite. 'Over there was Catch-22, which was a hugely popular fishing book and one of a series, I believe.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.
Jeanette Winterson
In the library I felt better, words you could trust and look at till you understood them, they couldn't change half way through a sentence like people, so it was easier to spot a lie.
Jennifer Donnelly
What I saw next stopped me dead in my tracks. Books. Not just one or two dozen, but hundreds of them. In crates. In piles on the floor. In bookcases that stretched from floor to ceiling and lined the entire room. I turned around and around in a slow circle, feeling as if I'd just stumbled into Ali Baba's cave. I was breathless, close to tears, and positively dizzy with greed.
Joan Bauer
My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.
John Berry
If your library is not unsafe, it probably isn't doing its job.
John Green
Have you really read all those books in your room?Alaska laughing- Oh God no. I've maybe read a third of 'em. But I'm going to read them all. I call it my Life's Library. Every summer since I was little, I've gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.
John Lubbock
We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.
Jorge Luis Borges
Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically dessicated and preserved.
Jorge Luis Borges
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges
Paradise will be a kind of library
Joshua Isard
Organizing the books was a fun afternoon. We decided to put the thick hardback books, mostly intro. to philosophy textbooks and Norton literature anthologies, on the top shelves where they looked good but stayed out of reach since there's no reason for opening them ever again. Then we went by genre: mysteries, cozies, modernists, mountains, sci-fi, beloved childhood volumes, books we bought abroad, books required in school we couldn't sell back, books bought for us we'll read soon, books bought for us we have no intention of reading, books we want to read but are too long for a commitment with our current schedules...We're not really done with this organization, and I doubt we ever will be, but that's one great part about it.
Joyce Rachelle
She was a poetry book with the wrong dust jacket, shelved in the Reference section.
Jules Verne
In the meantime, there is not an hour to lose. I am about to visit the public library.
Kate Morton
Those afternoons in the library, breathing the stale sun-warmed dust of a thousand stories (accented by the collective mildew of a hundred years of rising damp), had been enchanted.
Kathleen McCook
There is a difference between information and knowledge, and the most important role of the library is not providing access to information; it is supporting, enhancing, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge - in other words, education.
Kathleen Norris
When I was a child, it was a matter of pride that I could plow through a Nancy Drew story in one afternoon, and begin another in the evening. . . . I was probably trying to impress the librarians who kept me supplied with books.
Kathryn Magendie
All I wanted to do was go back inside to the library and read a book.I used to spend all my time reading books, or watching television. It was safe. Nobody ever was hurt or teased or looked stupid while reading books or watching television.
Keith Richards
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.
L.M. Montgomery
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 to the race of Joseph.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If I have nothing but a room full of books, it is enough for me to survive life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Open the book and read it to renew your mind.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Books are sacred wisdom.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If you wish to renew your mind, read.
Lailah Gifty Akita
I love to go the library to borrow books. But I also enjoyed buying books to create my sacred library.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can only learn to read by reading.
Lailah Gifty Akita
A life without books is empty.
Lailah Gifty Akita
How can you be bored? There are so many books to read!
Lailah Gifty Akita
I love buying books to create my sacred library.
Lailah Gifty Akita
A library is treasure chamber of knowledge.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is a rich literature.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The world of books is the only paradise there is.
Lailah Gifty Akita
A library is chamber of treasures.
Lailah Gifty Akita
All the answers you seek in life. It is hidden a book.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life consists of books. All experiences are stories to be told and must be written.
Lailah Gifty Akita
To read is to renew thy mind.
Lailah Gifty, Akita
There are many books, but One holy book, the HOLY BIBLE.
Larry Niven
Spray a book with insect spray, drop it in a bag, add some mothballs and seal it. Put it in another bag and seal it. Another. The packages piled up on the floor, each a book sealed in four plastic envelopes.
Laura Bush
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Laura Whitcomb
He kissed me for a long moment, holding my shoulders, perhaps to keep me from pressing my whole body against his. Then he tried to lift my bag.My God, he said. What happened?I found out one may check out twenty books at a time from the school library.
Laurie Halse Anderson
It had been a good day, all things considered. I had managed rather well on my own. I opened Grandfather's Bible. This is what it would be like when I had my own shop, or when I traveled abroad. I would always read before sleeping. One day, I'd be so rich I would have a library full of novel to choose from. But I would always end the evening with a Bible passage.
Laurie R. King
I took to the Bodleian library as to a lover and ... would sit long hours in Bodley's arms to emerge, blinking and dazed with the smell and feel of all those books.
Lemony Snicket
The sea is nothing but a library of all the tears in history.
Lemony Snicket
The world is quiet here.
Lisa Schroeder
Come with me,' Mom says.To the library. Books and summertimego together.
Lynette Noni
Embrace the wonder
Maggie Stiefvater
I wanted a library like this...[] A cave of words that I'd made myself.
Margaret Widdemer
It was four o'clock of a stickily wet Saturday. As long as it is anything from Monday to Friday the average library attendant goes around thanking her stars she isn't a school-teacher; but the last day of the week, when the rest of the world is having its relaxing Saturday off and coming to gloat over you as it acquires its Sunday-reading best seller, if you work in a library you begin just at noon to wish devoutly that you'd taken up scrubbing-by-the-day, or hack-driving, or porch-climbing or- anything on earth that gave you a weekly half-holiday!
Maria Elena
We were not meant to read stories anymore. We were too busy writing our own.
Marilyn Johnson
We'll always need printed books that don't mutate the way digital books do; we'll always need places to display books, auditoriums for book talks, circles for story time; we'll always need brick-and-mortar libraries.
Martha Cooley
In a few minutes I heard the books' voices: a low, steady, unsupressible hum. I'd heard it many times before. I've always had a finely tuned ear for a library's accumulations of echo and desire. Libraries are anything but hushed.
Matthew Donnelly
If I had lost everything and was out on the streets with no money I would go sit in the library and read and meditate for weeks at a time.
Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.
Maya Angelou
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Megan Frazer Blakemore
The Planeswalker knowYOu take the card from the libraryAnd bury it when you're done.On the path, you face history.Walk the path, do the math:Start with the prime numbers under 100Whose digits give you 10.Choose the happy median.Add it to: The square root of The cube of five divided byThe sum of 3 and 2.
Melita Rundek
- Ime i prezime? - zapitala je gospo
Melita Rundek
- Ime i prezime? - zapitala je gospo
Michael Bassey Johnson
Every Intelligent person was once a fool.
Michael Bassey Johnson
The only way to educate oneself is by making books a life companion.
Mo Willems
I always say, 'Books beat boredom,' said Amanda wisely.
Moïra Fowley-Doyle
There's this magical place,' he says with mock solemnity, 'called a library--I don't know if you've heard of it, but they have books, and also newspaper, and back issues of newspapers...
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
You are more likely to find three TVs inside a randomly selected house than you are to find a single book that is or was not read to pass an exam, to please God, or to be a better cook.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market alow you to put there.
Neil Gaiman
The boy was a model pupil, forgettable and easily forgotten, and he sent much of his spare time in the back of the English class where there were shelves of old paperbacks, and in the school library, a large room filled with books and old armchairs, where he read stories as enthusiastically as some children ate.
Neil Gaiman
[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Use your library). Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend's copy. What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read...
Nikita Gill
I am the girl who spends hours huddled in a corner of a library, trying to find what you love the most about Marlowe, just so I can write you a poem worthy of Shakespeare. I've made books my lovers, hours my enemies and you the only story.
Pat Conroy
A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.
Paula Gruben
For all her faults, it was actually my mom who instilled in me a love of reading, and books, for which I will always be grateful. She's a complete bibliophile, so I've pretty much grown up around libraries and books.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Bibliothèque Nationale. Ich sitze und lese einen Dichter. Es sind viele Leute im Saal, aber man spürt sie nicht. Sie sind in den Büchern. Manchmal bewegen sie sich in den Blättern, wie Menschen, die schlafen und sich umwenden zwischen zwei Träumen.
Ray Bradbury
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.
Ray Bradbury
Libraries raised me.
Russell T. Davies
Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!(from Tooth and Claw in Season 2)
Sarah Beth Durst
She'd always been a little excitable, a little more passionate about books than your average person, but she was supposed to be -- she was a librarian, after all.
Sarah Elwell
If all shy, soulful young women who dreamed of becoming writers for a living actually could do that, imagine the library we would have.
Scott Tracey
Library. It's where we lock up all those books before they start giving kids ideas, I said solemnly. Very dangerous place to be.
Sidney Sheldon
Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
But to her, libraries were like hotels: secret villages inhabited by passing strangers from a thousand different worlds brought together just for a few hours.
Stuart Dybek
The public library is where place and possibility meet.
Susan Sontag
My library is an archive of longings.
Suzy Kassem
Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance.
Suzy Kassem
We awaken by asking the right questions.
Suzy Kassem
Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.
Suzy Kassem
Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.
T.S. Eliot
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man
Thabo Jijana
now,never mindthe boy who came out of that reading rooma new man,safe in the hope of what was to comein the summers of his life.
Umberto Eco
Until then I had thought each book spoke of the things, human or divine, that lie outside books. Now I realized that not infrequently books speak of books: it is as if they spoke among themselves. In the light of this reflection, the library seemed all the more disturbing to me. It was then the place of a long, centuries-old murmuring, an imperceptible dialogue between one parchment and another, a living thing, a receptacle of powers not to be ruled by a human mind, a treasure of secrets emanated by many minds, surviving the death of those who had produced them or had been their conveyors.
Verlyn Klinkenborg
I look at the books on my library shelves. They certainly seem dormant. But what if the characters are quietly rearranging themselves? What if Emma Woodhouse doesn't learn from her mistakes? What if Tom Jones descends into a sodden life of poaching and outlawry? What if Eve resists Satan, remembering God's injunction and Adam's loving advice? I imagine all the characters bustling to get back into their places as they feel me taking the book down from the shelf. Hurry, they say, he'll expect to find us exactly where he left us, never mind how much his life has changed in the meantime.
Vicki Myron
Dr. Beall gave him the first shot, followed closely by the second.He said, I'll check for a heartbeat.I said, You don't need to. I can see it in his eyes.Dewey was gone.
Victor Hugo
A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.À qui la faute? (1872)
Virginia Woolf
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.
Walter Moers
I've never thought much of strictly organised and methodical study. You can't arrange a library in alphabetical order until you've collected one.
Winston S. Churchill
If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them