Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?
Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem.New York Times, 7 October 1962
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
I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.Jorge Luis Borges, in Dreamtigers [El hacedor : literal translation: The Maker] (1960)
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.
The supposed great library at Alexandria was destroyed by the men of Mohammed for the, to them, satisfactory reason that if the books in it agreed with the Koran they were unnecessary, and if they did not agree with it they were unsound. Will ever some devoted advocate or some legions of such devotees of the real law the red-eyed kind, if you please arise and settle this question by a conflagration?Author unidentified.
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
Of troubles none is greater than to be robbed of one’s native land. (translated by David Kovacs: Perseus Digital library)Line 653
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.
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