Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folk have lent to me.
- Anatole France, 1844 - 1924
A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.
- Justin Winsor, 1878
The library is not only a diary of the human race, but marks an act of faith in the continuity of humanity.
- Vartan Gregorian
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
- Isaac Asimov, 1920 - 1992
The public library is the most dangerous place in town.
- John Ciardi, 1916 - 1986
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