The Importance of Libraries!

I’ll be the first to admit that as a librarian myself, I may be a bit biased in this regard, but judging from these other quotations (below), I know that I’m not alone.  Libraries have always been an important part of my life.  Both of my parents had been librarians and they were constantly stressing the value of books, reading, education, the quest for knowledge, etc.  Here are some other quotations about libraries and their importance.

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” (Jorge Luis Borges)

“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”  (Norman Cousins)

“What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.”  (Archibald MacLeish)

“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 could go on, but I’m hoping you’ve gotten the message.


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