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"In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I go into my library and history rolls before me. ~ Alexander Smith

People can lose their lives in Libraries. They ought to be warned. ~ Saul Bellow

Libraries are not made, they grow. ~ Augustine Birrell

Meek young men grow up in libraries. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My library was dukedom large enough. ~ William Shakespeare

The library, I believe, is the last of our public institutions to which you can go without credentials… You don't even need the sticker on your windshield that you need to get into the public beach. All you need is the willingness to read. ~ Harry Golden

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas—a place where history comes to life. ~ Norman Cousins

Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won't come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn. ~ Leo Tolstoy

The library is the biggest cracker box factory in the world. The more you eat, the more you want. ~ Ray Bradbury

Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card. ~ Laura Bush

I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, in turn, launched my comedy career. ~ Drew Carey

I had found my religion: nothing seemed to me more important than a book. I regarded the library as a temple. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, The Word

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