12 Beautiful Quotes About Why We Love Libraries

Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines -- it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.

Robin Sloan

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher

Libraries raised me.

Ray Bradbury

When I got my library card, that was when my life began.

Rita Mae Brown

The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world.

Rita Dove

My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

Malcolm X

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.

Saul Bellow

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.

E.B. White

Your library is your paradise.

Desiderius Erasmus