From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

Here are a few quotes I’ve collected revolving around a few of my favorite things.

“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.”—Lemony Snicket

“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” –Unknown

“Life without books is like an unsharpened pencil…it has no point.”—Unknown

“Once you learn to read you are forever free.”—Fredrick Douglass

“It’s better to have your nose in a book than in someone else’s business.”—Adam Stanley

“You see, one of the best things about reading is that you’ll always have something to think about when you’re not reading.”—James Patterson

“Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end, but all the best stories begin in a library.”—Alice Hoffman

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.”—Jean Rhys

“Reading won’t solve your problems. But neither will housework.”—Unknown

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.”—Harper Lee

“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll read another chapter.”—Unknown

“At the moment that we persuade a child to cross that magical threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good.”—Barack Obama

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”—Groucho Marx

“There is only one thing that could replace a book: the next book.”—Piotr Kowalczyk

“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”—David Baldacci

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”—Henry Ward Beecher

“You can’t read all day…if you don’t start in the morning.”—Unknown

By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian