Books, libraries, and technology in 25 quotes that never get outdated

Best quotes about books, libraries, technology

It’s hard to imagine evolution of books and libraries without technology. These quotes define this challenge very well.

The technology is changing books and the way we read and learn. It’s also affecting the role of institutions playing a crucial role in education and learning.

Should we be afraid of technology? No. But we should use it very carefully, and not let it overwhelm us. As Christian Lous Lange once remarked: “technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”

The worst thing to happen would be to keep books in a form invented by Gutenberg 600 years ago, while everything else is changing at the speed of the Internet connection.

Feel free to share the images and spread the word. The digital age doesn’t mark the end of a book, because “a good book has no ending.”

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Books, libraries and technology in 25 image quotes

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Quote Stephen Fry books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators

–Stephen Fry

2

Quote by Edmund Wilson - No two persons ever read the same book.

No two persons ever read the same book.

–Edmund Wilson

3

Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson - If we encounter a man of rare intelect we should ask him what books he reads.

If we encounter a man of rare intelect we should ask him what books he reads.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

4

Quote by Haruki Murakami - If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

–Haruki Murakami

5

Quote by G.K. Chesterton - A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

–G.K. Chesterton

6

Swedish Proverb - In a good book the best is between the lines.

In a good book the best is between the lines.

–Swedish Proverb

7

Quote by C.S. Lewis - I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.

I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.

–C.S. Lewis

8

Quote by William Lyon Phelps - I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

–William Lyon Phelps

9

Quote by R.D. Cumming - A good book has no ending.

A good book has no ending.

–R.D. Cumming

10

Library quote: An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them. - Stephen Fry

An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.

–Stephen Fry

11

Library quote: The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff. -Timothy Healy

The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff.

–Timothy Healy

12

Library quote: I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card. -Laura Bush

I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.

–Laura Bush

13

Library quote: Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague. -Eleanor Crumblehulme

Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague.

–Eleanor Crumblehulme

14

Library quote: Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.

–Henri Frederic Amiel

15

Library quote: My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. -Peter Golkin

My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.

–Peter Golkin

16

Library quote: What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists. - Archibald MacLeish

What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.

–Archibald MacLeish

17

Library quote: Libraries are the future of reading. -Courtney Milan

Libraries are the future of reading.

–Courtney Milan

18

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. –Northrop Frye

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.

–Northrop Frye

19

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. –Douglas Adams

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

–Douglas Adams

20

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. –Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

–Pablo Picasso

21

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. –Laurie Anderson

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.

–Laurie Anderson

22

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. –John Lasseter

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.

–John Lasseter

23

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. –Christian Lous Lange

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.

–Christian Lous Lange

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This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy. –Cory Doctorow

This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.

–Cory Doctorow

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