Friday, September 16, 2011

Quotable Quotes about Librarians, Libraries, Books and Reading

Jumbo Editorial Team

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all.”
-John F Kennedy

“If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
-Warren Buffet

"Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague."
-Eleanor Crumblehulme

"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

"Reclaim your role as eco-role models and exemplars in your community. Change is happening rapidly. Let libraries continue to be at the center of it."
-Wanda Urbanska

"Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life -- and the lives of countless other Americans...they deserve the support and patronage of every single one of us who values education."
-Barbara Bush

"I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved."
-Barbara Kingsolver

“I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.”
-Bill Gates

"School libraries help teachers teach and children learned. Children and teachers need library resources--especially books--and the expertise of a librarian to succeed. Books, information technology and school librarians who are part of the schools' professional team are basic ingredients for student achievement."
-Laura Bush

"Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom. No libraries, no progress." -
-Willard Scott

"In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us how to swim."
- Linton Weeks

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