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    I'm a big researcher. I love libraries and archives and I have a huge National Geographiccollection. I have a good amount of books and records, and I'm on the Internet. I think research yields a lot and can help you pull different discordant works that may not be harmonious. Through time and with patience and focus, you bring them all together.
    — Xaviera Simmons
    I pray that no child of mine would ever descend into such a place as a library. They are indeed most dangerous places and unfortunate is she or he who is lured into such a hellhole of enjoyment, stimulus, facts, passion and fun.
    — Willy Russell
    Start at once a bedside library and spend the last half hour of the day in communion with the saints of humanity.
    — William Osler
    tags: humanity  library 
    The librarian of today, and it will be true still more of the librarians of tomorrow, are not fiery dragons interposed between the people and the books. They are useful public servants, who manage libraries in the interest of the public . . . Many still think that a great reader, or a writer of books, will make an excellent librarian. This is pure fallacy.
    — William Osler
    For the general practitioner a well-used library is one of the few correctives of the premature senility which is so apt to take him.
    — William Osler
    tags: library 
    A library represents the mind of its collector, his fancies and foibles, his strength and weakness, his prejudices and preferences. Particularly is this the case if, to the character of a collector, he adds - or tries to add - the qualities of a student who wishes to know the books and the lives of the men who wrote them. The friendships of his life, the phases of his growth, the vagaries of his mind, all are represented.
    — William Osler
    I have a library room with four desks in it. On one of them is a spec, on one of them is a present work, on one of them is reading for a future work, on another desk is a novel I'm not doing until I'm a hundred and fifty, and things like that. But, contractually speaking, you just do one at a time when it's on and paid and live. You do your real day on one project and the rest is just literary life. Or intrusions.
    — William Monahan
    tags: time  work  live  future  present  real  novel  reading  library 
    In truth, the cinema as a delivery system obviously has its days numbered. And that's not a bad thing. When you can buy any book in the world on your iPad, or off Amazon, you don't go the public library. The public library becomes about homeless gentlemen sleeping in chairs.
    — William Monahan
    tags: truth  world  bad  book  library 
    I do not know how wicked American millionaires are, but as I travel about and see the results of their generosity in the form of hospitals, churches, public libraries, universities, parks, recreation grounds, art museums and theatres I wonder what on earth we should do without them.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
    — William Hurt
    tags: risk  hero  library  courage 
    He that revels in a well-chosen library, has innumerable dishes, and all of admirable flavour.
    — William Godwin
    tags: library 
    The book must of necessity be put into a bookcase. And the bookcase must be housed. And the house must be kept. And the library must be dusted, must be arranged, must be catalogued. What a vista of toil, yet not unhappy toil!
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: book  library 
    No libraries, no progress.
    — Willard Scott
    tags: progress  library 
    Read, think well of mankind, go to our libraries and rejoice.
    — Will Durant
    tags: mankind  read  library 
    I wanted to be a great white hunter, a prospector for gold, or a slave trader. But then, when I was eight, my parents sent me to a boarding school in South Africa. It was the equivalent of a British public school with cold showers, beatings and rotten food. But what it also had was a library full of books.
    — Wilbur Smith
    tags: food  africa  school  book  library  parent 
    When something is discovered by people in movie theaters, it's discovered by people who are all together, and there's a sort of feeling of an event about it. And when it's on video, it's like something is being discovered in the library or something. It's like having a second life in public libraries. It's just like individuals, and it's less of a... We can't participate in it the same way.
    — Wes Anderson
    tags: people  movie  library 
    A country that has few museums is both materially poor and spiritually poor...Museums, like theaters and libraries, are a means to freedom.
    — Wendy Beckett
    tags: freedom  poor  library 
    If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks.
    — Wendell H. Ford
    tags: democracy  library 
    There's a world of difference . . . between that information to which we now presumably have access by way of computers, libraries, and the rest of it, great stockpiles of data, and the knowledge that people have in their bones by which they do good work and live good lives.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: people  work  live  world  library  computer 
    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
    tags: community  library 
    I keep working under the delusion that someday a library will ask for my manuscripts.
    — Walter Wager
    tags: library 
    Nothing is pleasanter to me than exploring in a library.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: library 
    I was teased if I brought my books home. I would take a paper bag to the library and put the books in the bag and bring them home. Not that I was that concerned about them teasing me - because I would hit them in a heartbeat. But I felt a little ashamed, having books.
    — Walter Dean Myers
    tags: book  library 
    I read a lot of comic books and any kind of thing I could find. One day, a teacher found me. She grabbed my comic book and tore it up. I was really upset, but then she brought in a pile of books from her own library. That was the best thing that ever happened to me.
    — Walter Dean Myers
    tags: book  read  library 
    Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
    — Walter Cronkite
    tags: library 
    I am unpacking my library. Yes I am. The books are not yet on the shelves, not yet touched by the mild boredom of order.
    — Walter Benjamin
    tags: book  library 
    Whenever I feel bad, I go to the library and read controversial periodicals. Though I do not know whether I am a liberal or a conservative, I am nevertheless enlivened by the hatred which one bears the other. In fact, this hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world.
    — Walker Percy
    An appetite for knowledge is apt to rush one off one's feet, like any other appetite if not curbed. I often stand in the in the centre of the Library here and think despairingly how impossible it is ever to become possessed of all the wealth of facts and ideas contained in the books surrounding me on every hand.
    — W.N.P. Barbellion
    I used singing as a safety measure. I would pay attention to what songs the popular girls liked, learn those songs from the radio or library cassettes, and then "accidentally" sing or hum these songs in class. This would impress the girls, who would then defend me from the boys.
    — Vivek Shraya
    tags: girls  song  boys  attention  learn  library 
    Libraries never let us forget who we are, for their worth stands by the knowledge they keep and save for us.
    — Virginia Hamilton
    tags: library  worth 
    I was always a reader. In the fifth grade, I got some sort of prize for having read hundreds of books from the library.
    — Vijay Seshadri
    tags: book  read  library 
    A great library doesn't have to be big or beautiful. It doesn't have to have the best facilities or the most efficient staff or the most users. A great library provides. It is enmeshed in the life of a community in a way that makes it indispensable. A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.
    — Vicki Myron
    A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.
    — Vicki Myron
    tags: people  library 
    Why can't I just Google it like everything else?! I hate you public library system!
    — Vera Brosgol
    tags: hate  library 
    One of my greatest sources of pride as president of the New York Public Library is the continuance of the library's open, free, and democratic posture, the fact that we are here for Everyman, that we are indeed Everyman's university, the place where the scholar who is not college-affiliated can come and work and feel at home.
    — Vartan Gregorian
    It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
    — Vartan Gregorian
    Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
    — Vartan Gregorian
    Libraries and museums are the DNA of our culture.
    — Vartan Gregorian
    tags: culture  library  dna 
    The library is not only a diary of the human race, but marks an act of faith in the continuity of humanity.
    — Vartan Gregorian
    tags: humanity  human  faith  library  race 
    The library is our house of intellect, our transcendental university, with one exception: no one graduates from a library. No one possibly can, and no one should.
    — Vartan Gregorian
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