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Funny Quotations about Libraries

quotations about libraries

Libraries, those venerable sanctuaries of knowledge, are far more than just collections of books. They are hubs of learning, catalysts for community engagement, and repositories of cultural heritage. Libraries open doors to other worlds, spark the imagination, and empower people by providing access to a wealth of information and resources.

The following collection of quotations offers a heartening exploration of libraries. These reflections come from librarians who have dedicated their lives to curating these treasures, authors who have been inspired within library walls, patrons who have experienced the transformative power of these institutions, and scholars who understand their societal value. These quotations illuminate the importance of libraries, the wisdom they house, and the sense of wonder they inspire.

These witty quotations invite you to appreciate the profound impact and significance of libraries. They delve into the joy of reading, the quest for knowledge, and the role of libraries in education and community building. Whether you're a librarian, a bibliophile, a student, or simply someone who cherishes the enduring magic of libraries, these funny quotations celebrate the invaluable role that libraries play in our lives and societies.

"If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library." Frank Zappa (American rock musician, 1940-93)

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

"I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face." Rodney Dangerfield (American comedian, 1921-2004)

"A library is thought in cold storage." Herbert Samuel (British Liberal politician, 1870-1963)

"An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them." Stephen Fry (English comedian, actor, and writer, 1957-)

"Whatever the cost of our libraries the cost is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." Walter Cronkite (American broadcaster, 1916-2009)

"A truly great library has something in it to *offend*please*surprise* everyone." Anon

"Being nice to the librarian means the difference between the right answer and a wrong one." Anon

"They'll sack you."
"They daren't. I reorganized the Main Index. When I die, the secret dies with me." Alan Ayckbourn (English dramatist, 1939-)

"If you file your waste-paper basket for 50 years, you have a public library." Tony Benn (British Labour politician, 1925-)

"There is nowhere in the world where sleep is so deep as in the libraries of the House of Commons." Chips Channon (American-born British Conservative politician, 1897-1958)

"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library." F. Scott Fitzgerald (American novelist, 1896-1940)

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