My daughter gifted me with the book, The Quotable Book Lover edited by Ben Jacobs and Helena Hjalmarsson. Here are a few favorite quotes.
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot in front of the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings. – Helen Hayes –
Books go out into the world, travel mysteriously from hand to hand and somehow find their way to the people who need them at the time they need them…Cosmic forces guide such passings-along. – Erica Jong –
Wordstruck is exactly what I was – and still am; crazy about the sound of words, the look of words, the taste of words, the feeling for words on the tongue and in the mind. – Robert MacNeil –
What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else- is the fact that it exists. Archibald MacLeish
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. The pleasure they give is steady, reliable, deep and long-lasting. IN any library in the world, I am at home… – Germaine Greer –
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. – Lady Bird Johnson –