Library Quotes

Quote-startIf I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.Quote-end

— Cornelia Funke, author of children's fiction


Quote-startPeople can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.Quote-end

— Saul Bellow, author, Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize for Literature recipient


Quote-startA library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.Quote-end

— Andrew Carnegie, industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist


Quote-startThere is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.Quote-end

— Andrew Carnegie, industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist


Quote-startLibraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages — and sages — and, simply put, there's something for everyone inside.Quote-end

— Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States


Quote-startWhatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.Quote-end

— Walter Cronkite, broadcaster


Quote-startThe library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.Quote-end

— Carl Rowan, columnist, journalist and diplomat


Quote-startI think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.Quote-end

— Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator


Quote-startMy best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.Quote-end

— Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States


Quote-startSome books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.Quote-end

— Louisa May Alcott


Quote-startTo add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.Quote-end

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher


Quote-startA public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.Quote-end

— Mark Twain, author

Quote-startIn a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.Quote-end

— Mark Twain, author

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