Scriitorii şi bibliotecile

       Biblioteca rămâne un loc magic în care se împletesc poveşti deosebite, cărțile par să șușotească când treci pe lângă ele, implorându-te să le atingi cotoarele coperților, să le gâdili pentru a se deschide și pentru a-ți pune în faţă o nemărginire de lumi. De-a lungul timpului biblioteca a avut momente când a fost ignorată, lumea preferând să își cumpere cărțile și nu să le împrumute. Astfel, peste inima bibliotecii s-a așternut praful, cărțile au trecut într-o stare de amorțeală cruntă, tresărind de fiecare dată la vedere unui rătăcit printre culoarele încețoșate în căutarea unui secret.

 

Eu am fost curioasă să văd ce părere au anumiți scriitori despre acest univers al cărților, casa, dar și închisoarea lor, cărţi care nu aparţin nimănui.  Am întocmit o listă cu părerile celor care mi-au sărit în ochi. Vă las să vă delectați și să îmi spuneți și părerea voastră despre biblioteci și care dintre afirmațiile scriitorilor v-a plăcut mai mult.

Tracy Chevalier

“I find that when I come out of the library I’m in what I call the library bliss of being totally taken away from the distractions of life.”

Isaac Asimov

“It isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you — and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.”

Victor Hugo

“ A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.”

Mark Twain

“A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.”

Neil Gaiman

“Libraries are the thin red line between civilisation and barbarism.”

Margaret Atwood

“Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues? Without a piano, how do you learn to play the piano? How can you write without paper and read without books?”

E.B. White

“A library is many things. It’s a place to go, to get in out of the rain. It’s a place to go if you want to sit and think. But particularly it is a place where books live, and where you can get in touch with other people, and other thoughts, through books. If you want to find out about something, the information is in the reference books — the dictionaries, the encyclopedias, the atlases. If you like to be told a story, the library is the place to go. Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together — just the two of you. A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people — people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

Sidney Sheldon

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”

Pete Hamill

“What libraries give you is all three tenses — the past tense; the present tense in which we live; and the future that we can only imagine. These places have teachers who are living and dead and we are lucky to have them. If I sit here and read Aristotle, he is speaking to me across a thousand years — more than a thousand years. That sense that I am in the company of the great greatest people who ever lived is a humbling experience but a liberating experience.”

Anne Lamott

“My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. There was sanctuary in a library, there is sanctuary now, from the war, from the storms of our family and our own anxious minds. Libraries are like the mountain, or the meadows behind the goat lady’s house: sacred space.”

Ray Bradbury

“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves — you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library, and I’d written a thousand stories.”

Joan Bauer

“My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn’t have any excuse to be stupid.”

James A. Michener

“Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual’s right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.”

Jerzy Kosinski

“Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.”

Toni Morrison

“Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this mission. No committee decides who may enter, no crisis of body or spirit must accompany the entrant. No tuition is charged, no oath sworn, no visa demanded. Of the monuments humans build for themselves, very few say touch me, use me, my hush is not indifference, my space is not barrier. If I inspire awe, it is because I am in awe of you and the possibilities that dwell in you.”

Sursa articol:flavorwire.com

Author: Katia

Iubesc poezia, ador culorile și îmi place să împletesc într-un mod melodios cuvintele. Sunt pasionată de istorie și literatură și fac tot ce îmi stă în putință să fiu cât mai aproape de ele. Citatul care mă reprezintă este: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."(A. Einstein)

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