A Quote by Norman Cousins on libraries, wisdom, and the birth of ideas

    The library is not a shrine for the worship of books.  It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one's devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual.  A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. 

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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