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"I made use of the college library by borrowing books other than scientific books, such as all of the plays by George Bernard Shaw, the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The college library helped me to develop a broader aspect on life."

Linus Pauling
Scientist

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

"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first."

David H. Combs

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

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."

Hazel Rochman

From the newsletter of the King County (Wash.) Library System Foundation

"Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life."

Jesse Lee Bennett

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

"After college, read only books you like. Should you find yourself reading one you don't enjoy, skip to the last page and be done with it."

Life's Little Instruction Calendar 2009

From Friend to Friend, the newsletter of the Friends of the Hunterdon County (N.J.) Library

"If is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."

S.I. Hayakawa (1906-1992)
American Academic and Political Figure

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

"Love to read books; you'll have agreeable companions for life."

Life's Little Instruction Calendar 2009

From Friend to Friend, the newsletter of the Friends of the Hunterdon County (N.J.) Library

"Reading is a pleasure of the mind, which means that it is a little like a sport: your eagerness and knowledge and quickness count for something. The fun of reading is not that something is told to you, but that you stretch your mind. Your own imagination works along with the author's, or even goes beyond his, yields the same or different conclusions, and your ideas develop as you understand his."

Bennett Cerf (1898-1971)
Publisher and Co-Founder of Random House

Newsnotes the newsletter of Jay County Public Library, IN

"A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet."

Samuel Niger

Between Friends, newsletter of the Friends of the Sunriver (OR) Area Public Library

"Books will persist because they're beautiful and useful. They're like horses after the automobile - not gone, but transformed into a recreational beast."

Disk Brass
Microsoft

Microsoft's Dick Brass, quoted in Newsweek, January 1, 2000

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