„What harbor can receive you more securely than a great library?“

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„What is more important in a library than anything else — is the fact that it exists.“

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„Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion“

—  Wilhelm Reich, book Listen, Little Man!
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„Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.“

—  Anne Herbert (writer) American journalist 1952
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„No writer who knows the great writers who did not receive the Prize can accept it other than with humility.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
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„There is more joy in giving than in receiving.“

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