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When I left home after graduating high school, I left as a migrant agricultural worker with a Modern Library edition of Plato in my duffel bag. It sounds kind of crazy, but I loved it. I loved the stuff. Before I knew there was a subject called philosophy, I loved it.
We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage.
I wrote one terrible manuscript after another for a decade and I guess they gradually got a little less terrible. But there were many, many unpublished short stories, abandoned screenplays and novels... a Library of Congress worth of awful literature.
Library campaigners are not prepared to stand by and watch something they cherish be dismantled brick by brick.
The fondest dream of the information age is to create an archive of all knowledge. You might call it the Alexandrian fantasy, after the great library founded by Ptolemy I in 286 BC.
It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.
When I go to a library and I see the librarian at her desk reading, I'm afraid to interrupt her, even though she sits there specifically so that she may be interrupted, even though being interrupted for reasons like this by people like me is her very job.
Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books.
Oh, I collect facts and quotes when I can't write, and I can't write most of the time. I do a little chance operation sometimes where I flip through outdated reference books to see if anything will strike me as beautiful or momentous. Library roulette, I call it.
I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 18. I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up.
The web can be a fast trip to the library, giving you immediate access to a government report, or it can filter media for you, which is why I look at around 15- 20 of these sites every day.
Thanks to modern technology, we now can deliver every text in every research library to every citizen in our country, and to everyone in the world. If we fail to do so, we are not living up to our civic duty.
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.
I wanted to see my name on the cover of a book. If your name is in the Library of Congress, you're immortal.
If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids.
From fifth grade on, I worked at our public library. The pay, a pittance, was almost superfluous. All through high school, I looked forward to summer as the time when I could work at the library four or five days a week. I was never a camp counselor, a lifeguard, a scooper of ice cream.
This whole phenomenon of the computer in a library is an amazing thing.
The public library system of the United States is worth preserving.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
When I started the Imagination Library in my hometown, I never dreamed that one day we would be helping Scottish kids.
I remember being in the public library and my jaw just aching as I looked around at all those books I wanted to read. There just wasn't time enough to read everything I wanted to read.
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
My first job was as an assistant in the local library. Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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