Popular quotes: The meaning an history behind "A book is one of the most patient of all man's inventions."
"A book is one of the most patient of all man's inventions. Centuries mean
nothing to a well-made book. It awaits its destined reader, come when he may,
with eager hand and seeing eye. Then occurs one of the great examples of union,
that of a man with a book, pleasurable, sometimes fruitful, potentially
world-changing, simple; and in a public library...without cost to the reader."
- Lawrence Clark Powell
Librarian, writer and critic, Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) was born in
Washington, DC, USA, and raised in California where his father managed Sunkist
Growers. He worked as a library administrator at the University of California,
Los Angeles until 1971 when he moved to the University of Arizona to teach
English and write about the American South West. During his life he wrote
hundreds of articles and reviews and about a dozen books, including The
Alchemy of Books (1954) and Books In My Baggage (1960). A more
complete biography, including photos and a bibliography of some of his works, is
available at the
University of California, Los Angeles website.
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