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I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air.
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Sholem Asch Quotes

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The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one's devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. 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.
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Norman Cousins Quotes

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The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.
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Carl Sagan Quotes

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The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library.
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Malcolm Forbes Quotes

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What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists.
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Archibald MacLeish Quotes

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A library is but the soul's burial-ground. It is the land of shadows.
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Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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No possession can surpass, or even equal a good library, to the lover of books. Here are treasured up for his daily use and delectation, riches which increase by being consumed, and pleasures that never cloy.
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John Alfred Landford Quotes

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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A great library contains the diary of the human race.
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George Mercer Dawson Quotes

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Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.
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Germaine Greer Quotes

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