"When, During World War II Winston Churchill was asked to cancel funding for the arts, he replied "Good God, No, what do you think we're fighting for?"
"...a librarian is like a Google that actually finds what you're looking for and never clutters your screen with porn." Meryl Rothstein. Esquire Nov. 2008.
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game - and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams."
"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity." -- Albert Einstein
"Das Beste, was wir von der Geschicte haben, ist der Enthusiasmus, den sie erregt." [The best that history has to give is the enthusiasm it arouses.]
"It is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it."
"Where's the wisdom we have lost in knowledge,
Where's the knowledge we have lost in information?"
T.S.Eliot The Rock
"With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.""Like missile defense, leading-edge library automation is a money pit."
"If you want to get laid, go to college, but
if you want an education, go
to the library."
"Music expresses what one cannot say, but about which one cannot remain silent."
"Show me a computer expert that gives a damn, and I'll show you a librarian."
Patricia Wilson Berger
(Quoted in Chicago Tribune article, 29 June 1990, Tempo section, p. 1)
"Musicology is for musicians what ornithology is to the
The original root of the word "information" is the Latin word informare, which means to fashion, shape, or create, to give form to. Information is an idea that has been given a form, such as the spoken or written word. It is a means of representing an image or thought so that it can be communicated from one mind to another rather than worrying about all the information afloat in the world, we must ask ourselves what matters to us, what do we want to know. It's having ideas and learning to deal with issues that is important, not accumulating lots and lots of data. Theordore Roszak
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You see, I don't believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that's been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians. Monty Python"Burnout for librarians seems to me both foolish and unnecessary. . . . Work hard, work well, work effectively. Work until quitting time. Then go home and enjoy the rest of your life. If that leaves an unsolved problem, tell your boss on the way out the door or write the boss a note."