Entertainment & Sports Figures

"I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book."

Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
American Comedian and Film Star

The newsletter of the Issaquah (WA) Friends

"What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today."

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002)
Sweidsh Author and Screenwriter

Page by Page, newsletter of Friends of the Polk County Library, Inc. (MO)

"Misquotation is the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too wisely."

Hesketh Pearson (1887-1964)
British Actor, Theatre Director, and Writer

Notes From Friends, newsletter of the Friends of Staunton Library (VA)

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

Walt Disney (1901-1966)
American Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Animator, and Entrepreneur

Notes from Friends, newsletter of the Friends of the Staunton (VA) Public Library

"Very often after school I would make my way to the library and while away a few hours of browsing through the shelves. This was my introduction to opinions about history, science, the arts, and humanities that my school or parents never taught me. I've had a library card for as long as I can remember and I continue to use my card for much of the research I do for the roles I play."

Jane Alexander

American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.

"When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before."

Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999)
American Intellectual, Author, Radio and Television Personality

The newsletter of the Friends of Arlington (VA) County Public Library

"The privilege we have in this country to borrow books from our public libraries is quite wonderful, really ? it empowers all of us to keep on learning and exploring throughout our lives. That?s very special, because life is all about growing, changing and opening ourselves up to new ideas and information."

Elizabeth Taylor

American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.

"Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't."

Pete Seeger (1919-)
American Folk Singer

Notes from Friends, newsletter of the Friends of the Staunton (VA) Library

"We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets."

Kathy Bates

American Library Association "Libraries Change Lives" Campaign, 1995.

"I'm a voracious reader. You have to read to survive. People who read for pleasure are wasting their time. Reading isn't fun; it's indispensable."

Woody Allen (1935-)
American Screenwriter, Director, Actor, Comedian, Jazz Musician, Author, and Playwright

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.


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