Thinking About Libraries

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.  (Carl T. Rowan)

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.  (Norman Cousins)

I discovered me in the library.  I went to find me in the library.  (Ray Bradbury)

A library is thought in cold storage.  (Herbert Samuel)

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.  (Alexander Smith)

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.  (Albert Einstein)

The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy, and community.  (Paula Poundstone)

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Owl Art and Wisdom Quotes

Owls appeal to me, because they have been used to symbolize wisdom for centuries.

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.  (Benjamin Franklin)

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.  (Thomas Jefferson)

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.  (Socrates)

 

Personal Failure – Teenager Communication

The other day, I realized I was failing to communicate with Gwen.  It was my own fault.  I forgot to place myself in her shoes.  I forgot how I felt when I was about to graduate high school and go out into the real world.  I forgot how scary it can be.

I decided I needed to smack myself in the head.  I have a PhD in communication, yet I failed to utilize my own knowledge and skills.

Sometimes I wonder about myself…