Saturday, 2 June 2012

Library quotes (Day 2 #blogjune)

I recently had the pleasure of following (and thus being followed by) Abigail Willemse on Twitter, editor of Lianza's Library Life (acccess copies here).  We had crazy tweet session, trying to find library related quotes that would fit within Twitter's 140 character limit and then tweeting them, using the hashtag #libraryquotes.  These are some of the gems we came up with:

  • A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. Arthur Baer
  • The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. Carl T. Rowan
  • Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
  • He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot. Anonymous
  • Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. Anatole France
  • A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. Shelby Foote
  • A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet. Samuel Niger
  • Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one. Augustine Birrell
  • Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind. Richard Power
  • (Libraries are) The medicine chest of the soul. Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes
  • A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life. Henry Ward Beecher
  • A great library contains the diary of the human race. George Mercer Dawson
  • I've been drunk for about a week now, and I though it might sober me up to sit in a library. F.Scott Fitzgerald
I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed tweeting them :) And now, marking awaits!

1 comment:

A. J. Willemse said...

Hi Tania,

Love your post - we came up with some real goodies! Now I just need to decide which quote to use for the next editorial edition of Library Life...

Congratulations on taking up the #blogjune challenge; I'll be following your posts with interest. June is really busy for me this year (and I haven't set up a personal blog yet) - maybe next year I might join in the fun :)

Thanks for the shout-out on Twitter :)