I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.” ― “Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.
That one book not only changed his life; it also transformed the lives of those in his village community.
Such stories explain why many countries are eager to ensure that libraries continue to provide access to knowledge, learning and ideas.
The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba from Malawi underlines the difference a library can make.
Having borrowed a book about windmills from his local library, Mr.
“[D]on't ever apologise to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that's what they're there for. Don't apologise to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend's copy.
What's important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone.
I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money.
When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.