Quotes of the Day for 24 April 2003 – Libraries
It was on this day in 1800 that the Library of Congress was created with an act of congress and an appropriation of $5,000. I've always liked libraries, my mom worked at the high school library and I spent a lot of hours there. (It was enjoyable, it provided something of a refuge from the nightmare that was high school, and if I hung out until she got off work I didn't have to walk home.) Places filled with books are good, places where the books are organized are wonderful.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
- Carl Rowen
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges, 1899 - 1986
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 - 43 BC
Library Science is the key to all science, just as mathematics is its language - and civilization will rise or fall, depending on how well librarians do their jobs.
- Robert Anson Heinlein, 1907 - 1988
A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.
- Justin Winsor, 1878
If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?
- Lily Tomlin
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