“The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.” Daniel Dalton (BuzzFeed) has collected some wonderful quotes about libraries and provided beautiful photos as well. Worth the look! Here are some of the quotes:

“Libraries are the thin red line between civilisation and barbarism.” – Neil Gaiman

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” – Anne Herbert

“The health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” – Carl Sagan

“The only thing that you have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein

“When you grow up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” – Keith Richards

“To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.” – Jon Bing

“Civilized nations build libraries; lands that have lost their soul close them down.” – Toby Forward

 

 

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