A humble little blog about books, information, and other things that are good to know.


(*that’s Library, Information, Media, and Everything Else Quotes)

. . . because we can guarantee we’ve never found nor said all that’s of value to say.

Book/Reading Quotes

  • “Good children’s literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but also to the adult in the child.” – Anonymous
  • “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

Creativity & Imagination Quotes

  • “There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality.” – Maurice Sendak

Education and Learning Quotes

  • “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  • “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford
  • “We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.” – Lloyd Alexander
  • “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  • “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Free Speech and Censorship Quotes

  • “Where books are burned in the end people will be burned too.” – Heinrich Heine
  • “However unwillingly a person who has a strong opinion may admit the possibility that his opinion may be false, he ought to be moved by the consideration that however true it may be, if it is not fully, frequently, and fearlessly discussed, it will be held as a dead dogma, not a living truth.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Library Quotes

  • “I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.” – Alexander Smith

Media and Journalism Quotes

  • “The point of journalism is not just to repeat what everybody on the Internet says is true.” – Rebecca Watson, from The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

Critical Thinking & Skepticism Quotes

  • “But if thought is to become the possession of many, not the privilege of the few, we must have done with fear. It is fear that holds men back — fear lest their cherished beliefs should prove delusions, fear lest the institutions by which they live should prove harmful, fear lest they themselves should prove less worthy of respect than they have supposed themselves to be.” – Bertrand Russell
  • “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, […] errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.” – Thomas Jefferson

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