— Henry Rollins American singer-songwriter 1961
— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
— Marco Mengoni Italian singer-songwriter 1988
Quelle: da Tonight
— Elizabeth Kostova, buch The Historian
Quelle: The Historian
— William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Quelle: The Tempest
— Stewart Brand American writer 1938
Quelle: How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
Jerome's suicide note
The Pillow Book
— Nicolaus Sombart German sociologist 1923 - 2008
Original : Was ich bin und weiß, verdanke ich der Bibliothek meines Vaters und dem Salon meiner Mutter.
Quelle: Jugend in Berlin. München: Hanser Verlag, 1984. p. 57
„My Lady D'Arbanville, why do you sleep so still?
I'll wake you tomorrow, and you will be my fill,
Yes, you will be my fill“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
Song lyrics, Mona Bone Jakon (1970)
„Libraries are not made; they grow. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.“
— Augustine Birrell British politician 1850 - 1933
Variante: Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
„Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.“
— James A. Michener American author 1907 - 1997
„A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. The library is the university.“
— Shelby Foote Novelist, historian 1916 - 2005
Shelby Foote quoted in: North Carolina Libraries, Vol. 51-54 (1993), p. 162
— Alberto Manguel writer 1948
Ordainers of The Universe, p. 198.
A History of Reading (1996)
„I know that imprisonment will be harder for me than it has ever been for anyone, filled with cowardly threats and hideous cruelty. But I do not fear prison, as I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who took the lives of 70 of my companeros. Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me.“
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
ibid, p. 105
History Will Absolve Me (October 16th, 1953)
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
„Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.“
— Virginia Woolf, buch Ein Zimmer für sich allein
Variante: There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Quelle: A Room of One's Own (1929), Ch. 4, p. 90