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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
  • Augustine Birrell
    Augustine Birrell
    British Liberal Party politician 1850-1933
    Augustine Birrell
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    Libraries are not made, they grow.
  • Barbara Kingsolver
    Barbara Kingsolver
    American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
    Barbara Kingsolver
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    Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
    Source: Animal Dreams
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
    Ada Louise Huxtable
    American architecture critic and writer 1921-2013
    Ada Louise Huxtable
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    The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
    Alexis Carrel
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    The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.
  • Edith Hamilton
    Edith Hamilton
    American educator and author 1867-1963
    Edith Hamilton
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    There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.
  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    American anthropologist, editor and author 1866-1934
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    There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.
  • Hugo Ball
    Hugo Ball
    German author and poet 1886-1927
    Hugo Ball
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    We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?
  • Carl Stokes
    Carl Stokes
    American politician and diplomat 1927-1996
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    What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall.
  • Ray Bradbury
    Ray Bradbury
    American science-fiction writer 1920-
    Ray Bradbury
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    Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
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