Top 20 Quotes About Why We Love Libraries

I know library week is gone and past, but I like to celebrate wonderful libraries any day of the year. I absolutely love libraries because they are a safe haven as well as a place of wonder and happiness for me and other bookworms. I could spend all day getting lost in a library, browsing through and reading books. They are a shelter from the craziness of life, a refuge for knowledge and imagination. So for today’s post, I have collected 20 quotes about libraries.

Library Quotes-never too neat or too dusty

1—“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” —Lemony Snicket

2—“Having fun isn’t hard,

When you’ve got a library card” —Arthur Read

3—“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” —Ray Bradbury

4—“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” —Anne Herbert

5—“A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.” —Mark Twain

6—“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.” —Norman Cousins

7—“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” —Albert Einstein

Library Quotes-full of sunk treasure

8—“I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.” —Virginia Woolf

9—“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.” —Sidney Sheldon

10—“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” —Neil Gaiman

11—“The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.” —Libba Bray

12—“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” —Walter Cronkite

13—“You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!” —The Doctor

14—“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” —John Lubbock

15—“To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.” —Jon Bing

Library Quotes-who I was

16—“There was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the Public Library.” —Jerzy Kosinski”

17—“Libraries act as a place where each of us can consult a collective oracle (books) to aid us on our hero’s journey.” —Tony Caligula

18—“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” —E. B. White

19—“Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.” —Patrick Ness

20—“A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.” — Lilian Jackson Braun

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