Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?
The best place to find things: the public library.edward berays
A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.augustine birrell
The Internet is a big boon to academic research. Gone are the days spent in dusty library stacks digging for journal articles. Many articles are available free to the public in open-access journal or as preprints on the authors’ website.nick bostrom
Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.
Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.charles haddon spurgeon
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
The major sweep of this book's living is too often marred by qualifying. It is hedged about with ifs and buts and if onlys and howevers, excuses for a life that is about to shut its covers for the last time and then crumple into dust in an unseen and never-to-be-remembered library.Peter Greenaway
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
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
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
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
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.
Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big.Belle
As quiet as a library.
BBC obituary. Biographical information on Sir Isaiah Berlin A tribute to Isaiah Berlin & "A conversation with Isaiah Berlin" on The Philosopher's Zone, ABC (6 & 14 June 2009) The Book of Isaiah: Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlin (2009) edited by Henry Hardy Isaiah Berlin and the history of ideas The Isaiah Berlin Virtual libraryisaiah berlin
My alma mater is the Chicago Public library.
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.
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.