BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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“…Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had…” E.B.White on the benefits of joining a library QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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.

E.B. White

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4 comments on ““…Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had…” E.B.White on the benefits of joining a library QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. beth
    November 14, 2021

    oh, i love this –

  2. Rae Longest
    November 15, 2021

    E.B. White is one of my heroes, not just for Charlotte’s Web, but mainly for Elements of Style, which I have used as a textbook in the past.

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