40 quotes about libraries and information science

On the Power of Libraries:

  1. "A library card is the start of a journey." - Barbara Kingsolver
  2. "Libraries are the living memory of mankind." - Aldous Huxley
  3. "Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library." - Voltaire
  4. "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges
  5. "A library is a gateway to wisdom and knowledge." - Lailah Gifty Akita
  6. "Libraries are the free universities of the people." - Andrew Carnegie
  7. "In the age of information, librarians are navigators, not gatekeepers." - Anne M. Warner
  8. "Libraries are not dying, they are evolving." - John Palfrey
  9. "The library is a temple of learning, a palace of wisdom, a paradise of the mind." - Simisola Bejide

On the Importance of Librarians:

  1. "When you absolutely positively have to know, ask a librarian." - Arthur R. Miller
  2. "The most important asset of any library goes home at night." - R. David Lankes
  3. "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one." - Neil Gaiman
  4. "Librarians are the heart of information; they are the people who make the connections that lead to knowledge." - Michael Gorman
  5. "Librarians are essential to a flourishing democracy." - Carl Sagan
  6. "Librarians are the unsung heroes of the information age." - Michael Gorman
  7. "A good librarian is worth a thousand schools." - Arabic proverb
  8. "Librarians are knowledge weavers, crafting connections between books and minds." - Unknown

On Curiosity and Learning:

  1. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
  2. "There are books of all descriptions in a good library, just as there are all sorts of people in the world, and all sorts of thoughts in the mind of man." - Thomas Carlyle
  3. "Without libraries, our history would be like a house without windows or doors." - Norman Cousins
  4. "The library is a place where you can lose yourself in a good book and forget about the world around you." - J.K. Rowling
  5. "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
  6. "The only true wealth is knowledge, and the only true power is the power of knowledge." - Imam Ali
  7. "A library card is the start of a universe." - Ben Johnson
  8. "In a world filled with noise, libraries are the quiet places where we can listen to ourselves." - Mignon McLaughlin

On the Value of Information:

  1. "Information is the lifeblood of any organization, and librarians are the knowledge managers who keep the information flowing." - Brian Solis
  2. "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan
  3. "The library is a place where you can get anything you want to know, in any format you want to know it in." - Alvin Toffler
  4. "Libraries are where stories live, and history breathes." - Unknown
  5. "A library is a paradise for the soul." - André Maurois

On the Role of Libraries in Society:

  1. "Librarians are the unsung heroes of the information age." - Michael Gorman
  2. "Libraries are places where everyone is welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs, or resources." - R. David Lankes
  3. "The library is a democratic institution where everyone has access to the same information." - John Sherman Cooper
  4. "Libraries are as important as schools and hospitals." - Andrew Carnegie
  5. "Libraries are the nerve centers of communities." - Robert D. Wedgeworth

Humorous Quotes:

  1. "I never knew how expensive it was to be poor until I tried to buy a good book." - Barbara Kingsolver
  2. "My ideal bookshop is small, friendly, and full of books I can't afford." - Jasper Fforde
  3. "If you can't laugh at yourself, you should be working in a library." - Barbara Kingsolver
  4. "I love the smell of books. Old books, new books, any kind of books." - John Humphrys
  5. "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one." - Neil Gaiman

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