Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?
We know for a fact that the library is the main access point to the Internet outside of the home and workplace. Particularly for young people, information about AIDS, sexuality, suicide could mean the difference between life and death. This law keeps us from giving people access to the information they need.judith krug
The PATRIOT Act allows Federal agents to look at public and university library patron circulation records, books checked out, magazines consulted, all subject to government scrutiny. There used to be a time in this country when we were worried whether our young people knew how to read. Now some in our government are more worried that government agents be able to find out what people are reading.dennis kucinich
The biggest challenges, technically, are 3D graphics and Networking. Network interoperability between Linux and Windows will rarely happen, because companies often use the proprietary Directplay library which cannot be ported over to Linux. We have created a multiplatform alternative, called Grapple, and we hope that over time, some Windows developers may pick this up to use in their titles, allowing cross platform multiplayer.michael simms
'You', the ego, live in your left brain. When we say that man is the only creature who spends 99 per cent of his time inside his own head, we mean, in fact, inside his left cerebral hemisphere. And in the basement of the left hemisphere is the library full of filing cabinets -- the stuffy room that we mistake for reality.colin wilson
What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.Archibald MacLeish "The Premise of Meaning", American Scholar.
A great public library, in its catalogue and its physical disposition of its books on shelves, is the monument of literary genres.Robert Melancon, quoted in World Literature Today, Spring 1982, p.231.
A man will turn over half a library to make one book.Samuel Johnson, reported in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1775).
My library Was dukedom large enough.Prospero, scene ii
The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.Jorge Luis Borges, in Poetry (1977)
Alternate translation: He who profits by crime commits it. (translator unknown). Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius) The best ideas are common property. Full Latin texts at The Latin library (link below):;: Loeb Classical library translations at Wikisource English translations of quotes in this section by Richard Mott Gummere except as otherwise notedLetter I: On saving time, line 3.
The universe (which others call the library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings.Jorge Luis Borges, in "The Library of Babel" ["La Biblioteca de Babel"] (1941) First lines