Quotations

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Richard McKenna

"What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while....
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading
it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and
you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That
doesn't happen much, though."
- J. D. Salinger

"Try Curiosity!"--Dorothy Parker

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers" ~~Charles W. Eliot~~

"Ten guards and the warden couldn't have torn me out of those books. Months passed without even thinking about being imprisoned....I had never been so truly free in my life." - Malcolm X

"Books are like blankets, the mere sight of them around the house provides
warmth and comfort. They are like mirrors, too, reflecting places I've
been, phases I've been through, people I've loved or thought I did." ~Mary
Schmich from "Virtual or Not, Libraries are Sweet Labor"

"Reading gives you some place to go when you have to stay where you
are." ~Mason Cooley

"I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks,
All with one library ticket
To the wonder world of books."
---Unknown

"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."
~ Mortimer J. Adler

"At the moment that we
persuade a child, any child,
to cross that threshold,
that magic threshold
into a library, we change
their lives forever,
for the better."-- Barack Obama

"You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be--
I had a mother who read to me."
Strickland Gillilian

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

"Readers are lucky--they will never be bored or lonely." --Natalie
Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
--Jorge Luis Borges

"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." John Mason

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
- Margaret Fuller

"To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a
new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one."
~Chinese Saying

When I get a little money, I buy books; and, if any is left, I buy food
and clothes."
~attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

"A library should be like a pair of open arms."
Roger Rosenblatt

"Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out."
-Charles F. Kettering



"Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container."
~ Unknown

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“Education is not about filling a pail, it’s about lighting a fire." ~
William Butler Yeats

"The Internet may be the world's greatest library,
but let's face it: all the books are scattered on
the floor." --D.C.Denison

"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history." Carl Thomas Rowan

A library is a fueling station for your mind. -- Steve Leveen

"Reading gives you some place to go when you have to stay where you are." ~Mason Cooley

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one
that sings. - Wendell Berry

"A book is like a little room you can carry around with you, and
anytime you need to, you can slip in there and get away from it
all."--Diane Stanley

"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."
-- Confucius

"Children may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you make
them feel."--Unknown

German poet Goethe: “Do not hurry. Do not rest.”

Children's librarians are ambitious bakers: You like the jelly doughnut? I'll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.
John Green, School Library Journal, "The Future of Reading" Jan 2010