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Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?
A library implies an act of faith.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
H. P. Lovecraft
The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
Your library is your paradise.
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how.
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
I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.
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