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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

State Library of Victoria

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State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state of Victoria, Australia. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries and historical objects of prominent Australians, and the folios of Captain James Cook.

Among the many historical objects in the State Library of Victoria, the following are some of the highlights:

The State Library of Victoria

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Library Quotes

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“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Your library is your paradise.”
– Erasmus

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“I’m really a library man or second-hand bookman.”
– John le Carre

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“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”
– Stephen Fry

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“When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum.”
– Anthony Trollope

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“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
– Jorge Luis Borges

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“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
– John Lubbock

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“I ransack public libraries and find them full of sunk treasure.”
– Virginia Woolf

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“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books;
they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather,
and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”
– Virginia Woolf

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“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
– Saul Bellow

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“A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.”
– Germaine Greer

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“When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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“When in doubt go to the library.”
– J.K. Rowling

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Explore Quotes

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“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”
– Anon

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