Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?frank westheimer
Claustrum sine armario quasi castrum sine armamentario. Ipsum armarium nostrum est armamenturium. A cloister without a library is like a castle without an armoury. For the library is our armoury.c.1165 Letter to Peter Mangot.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes, than a public library.1750-2 In The Rambler.
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 one book.1775 Remark, 6 Apr. Collected in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.2.
When I was in my 20s, I was a bookworm — spent 12 hours of the day in the library. How I met George, I'll never know.Laura Bush
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.Laura Bush
I spent all my time at school in the library. Bad teachers can teach you to learn on your own.gregory colbert
What is more important in a library than anything else — is the fact that it exists.Archibald MacLeish
Books read in a public library never have the same flavour as books read in the attic or the kitchen.Alberto Manguel
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.jorge luis borges
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
Yo, que me figuraba el Paraíso / Bajo la especie de una biblioteca. I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.jorge luis borges
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
Any prairie farm can have a library of prairie plants, for they are drouth-proof and fire-proof, and are content with any roadside, rocky knoll, or sandy hillside not needed for cow or plow. Unlike books, which divulge their meaning only when you dig for it, the prairie plants yearly repeat their story, in technicolor, from the first pale blooms of pasque in April to the wine-red plumes of bluestem in the fall. All but the blind may read, and gather from the reading new lessons in the meaning of America.aldo leopold
He who owns a veteran bur oak owns more than a tree. He owns a historical library, and a reserved seat in the theater of evolution. To the discerning eye, his farm is labeled with the badge and symbol of the prairie war.aldo leopold
'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
Europe was darkened at sunset, Cordova shone with public lamps; Europe was dirty, Cordova built a thousand baths; Europe was covered with vermine, Cordova changed its undergarments daily; Europe lay in mud, Cordovas streets were paved; Europes palaces had smoke-holes in the ceiling, Cordovas arabesques were exquisite; Europes nobility could not sign its name, Cordovas children went to school; Europes monks could not read the baptismal service, Cordovas teachers created a library of Alexandrian dimensions.Victor Robinson, The Story of Medicine (1932), Kessinger Publishing, 2005, p.164
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.
My library was dukedom large enough.william shakespeare
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnished me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.william shakespeare
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.Marie de Sevigne, O Magazine (December 2003).
One final reason for being confident is that because of the work of Ram Swarup, Sitaram Goel, Koenraad Elst, David Frawley, and Rajiv Malhotra the corpus is now reaching a critical mass. So, that we can think that within few years we will have a library for India and a library of India.Arun Shourie Arun Shourie's lecture of Indra's Net.; Das, Sankhadip (3 March 2014). Transcript: Arun Shourie's Lecture on 'Indra's Net'. Hitchhiker's Guide to Rajiv Malhotra's Works. Retrieved on 24 March 2014.
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)
This afternoon I slept for two hours in the library of the House of Commons. A deep House of Commons sleep. There is no sleep to compare with itrich, deep, and guilty.Sir Henry Channon
The Bahá’í Reference library (in English, Persian and Arabic) Official Website of the Bahá'í Faithbahá'u'lláh
It should be possible, in a 'debreviation' mode, to type 'clr' on the keyboard and have 'The Council on library Resources, Inc.' appear on the display.j. c. r. licklider
Puducherry contains the Hindu ashram (religious retreat) of the philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) as well as w:AurovilleAuroville, the international township and study centre that was named for him. The Roan Rolland Public library houses some rare French volumes. A medical college, a law college, an engineering college, and several other colleges for general education are affiliated with the University of Madras.Kenneth Pletcher, in "The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places (15 August 2010)", P.340
But the truth is, that when a library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn't anger me.Mark Twain, in a letter to Mrs. F. G. Whitmore (7 February 1907)
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