Libraries Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old libraries quotes, libraries sayings, and libraries proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.     

Carlos Maria Dominguez

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.     

Ray Bradbury

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.     

Anne Herbert

The most important asset of any library goes home at night-the library staff.     

Timothy Healy

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

Saul Bellow

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.     

Laura Bush

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

Norman Cousins

I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.     

Virginia Woolf

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.     

Sidney Sheldon

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Libraries raised me.     

Ray Bradbury

Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.     

Laura Bush

Libraries are our friends.     

Neil Gaiman

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.     

Harold Howe

A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.     

Alan M. Dershowitz

The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned.     

Alberto Manguel

Libraries are not, never will be, used by everyone.     

Alberto Manguel

The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned.     

Alberto Manguel

In a library, no empty shelf remains empty for long.     

Alberto Manguel

Libraries are the future of reading.     

Courtney Milan

Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds.     

Richard Armour

Libraries are not made; they grow.     

Augustine BIRRELL

My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.     

Joan Bauer

Your library is your paradise.     

Desiderius Erasmus

Great libraries have always looked to both the future and the past.     

Laura Shapiro

If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks.     

Wendell H. Ford

In the library, one often finds people close their mouths and open their minds!     


A great library contains the diary of the human race.     

George Mercer Dawson

A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.     

Jo Godwin

Libraries were full of ideas perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.     

Sarah J. Maas