- the list
- 1Up 11Down 2
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.Germaine Greer More
- 2Up 6Down 0
Your library is your paradise.Desiderius Erasmus More
- 3Up 4Down 0
My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.Malcolm X More
- 4Up 3Down 0
A library implies an act of faith.Victor Hugo More
- 5Up 2Down 0
An hour spent in the library is worth a month in the laboratory.
- 6Up 2Down 0
Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.John Greenleaf Whittier More
- 7Up 3Down 1
A man's library is a sort of harem.
- 8Up 3Down 1
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.Norman Cousins More
- 9Up 1Down 0
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.Samuel Johnson More
- 10Up 1Down 0
A library is but the soul's burying ground. It is a land of shadows.Henry Ward Beecher More
- 11Up 1Down 0
A scholar is just a library's way of making another library.Daniel Dennett More
- 12Up 1Down 0
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.Arthur Conan Doyle More
- 13Up 2Down 1
I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander.Alexander Smith More
- 14Up 2Down 1
The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.Washington Irving More
- 15Up 2Down 1
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
- 16Up 0Down 0
What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?John Ruskin More
- 17Up 0Down 0
What is more important in a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists.Archibald MacLeish More
- 18Up 0Down 0
Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.Richard Brinsley Sheridan More
- 19Up 0Down 0
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg More
- 20Up 0Down 0
I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
- 21Up 0Down 0
My library was dukedom large enough.William Shakespeare More
- 22Up 1Down 1
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books. Hence, instead of Man Thinking, we have the book-worm.
- 23Up 1Down 1
new! The true university of these days is a collection of books.Thomas Carlyle More
- 24 +
items 1 - 23 of 23
think you can do better?
Rerank This List
got a blog or website?