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Quotable Quotes

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“A library is thought in cold storage.”
- Herbert Samuel
“The best of my education has come from the public library... my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents a day for an overdue book. You don’t need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library.”
- Lesley Conger
“Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn’t rip off.”
- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
“As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.”
- Erma Bombeck
“Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use.”
- William Dyer
“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
- John Lubbock
“The richest person in the world — in fact all the riches in the world — couldn’t provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library.”
- Malcolm Forbes
“My books are very few, but then the world is before me — a library open to all — from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me — in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.”
- Joseph Howe, 1824
“Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds.”
- Richard Armour, “Library”
“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 truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.”
- Jo Godwin
“What is more important in a library than anything else — than everything else — is the fact that it exists.”
- ~Archibald MacLeish,
“The Premise of Meaning,”
American Scholar, 5 June 1972
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
- Cicero

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