Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?
Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.Letter to Christian Northoff (1497), as translated in Collected Works of Erasmus (1974), p. 115
In science by a fiction as remarkable as any to be found in law, what once been published even though it be in the Russian language, is spoken of as known, and it is too often forgotten that the rediscovery in the library may be a more difficult and uncertain process than the first discovery in the laboratory.strutt, john, 3rd baron rayleigh
We had the hardware expertise, the industrial design expertise and the software expertise, including iTunes. One of the biggest insights we have was that we decided not to try to manage your music library on the iPod, but to manage it in iTunes. Other companies tried to do everything on the device itself and made it so complicated that it was useless.steve jobs
I went to my library, right? And I started to research the Bill of Rights and I did not technically find anything that said all Americans shall eat shrimp with whoever they like, but I found some things that are close enough to infer that I am within my legal rights to enjoy seafood with whomever I choose.john mayer
Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.Arthur Miller
Security can be found in renunciation of ownership over people, money, and real assets; to gain, keep or protect that which others need for periods of legitimate access. A lending library enables people to help themselves to information; a locked-up book collection is useful only to the person who owns it.bill mollison
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872), VIII.
The first thing naturally when one enters a scholar's study or library, is to look at his books. One gets a notion very speedily of his tastes and the range of his pursuits by a glance round his book-shelves.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Poet at the Breakfast Table (1872), VIII.
As quiet as a library.Ian Darke, Brazil v. Germany (8 July 2014), 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.Roger Ebert, "Critical Eye" column, Yahoo! Internet Life, September 1998, p. 66
My alma mater is the Chicago Public library."Chicago Public Library Foundation". Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell . Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous library may find its justification.Jorge Luis Borges, in "The Library of Babel" (1941)
Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous library may find its justification.Jorge Luis Borges, in "The Library of Babel" (1941).
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