We Love Libraries And These Quotes Prove It

National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week, we have paid tribute to libraries, librarians, and the power of books. For many of us, a library was the start of our love of books, and we're forever grateful to the librarians who started our journey.

“As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.”

- Erma Bombeck

“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”

- Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

“If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.”

 - Terry Pratchett

"You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!"

- Russell T. Davies, Doctor Who

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

- Carl Sagan

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

 - Stephen Fry

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

 - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

 - Jorge Luis Borges

"When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."

- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“It's time to write our own story.”

- Misty Copeland

“You cannot have a really terrific library without at least one terrific librarian, the way you cannot have a really terrific bedroom unless you can lock the door.”

- Lemony Snicket, Shouldn't You Be in School?

"The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

- Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”

- Walter Cronkite

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