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9 Quotes About Libraries

April 9 2021

Not to toot our own horn, but we think libraries are pretty great. And we're not the only ones, as these eight quotes about the awesomeness of libraries can attest!

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A library is infinity under a roof. - Gail Carson Levine

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. - Anne Herbert

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. - Walter Cronkite

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. - Lemony Snicket

I am what libraries and librarians have made me - Heraclitus

The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. - Albert Einstein

To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads. - Jon Bing

Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. - Zadie Smith

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