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74 Literary Quotes to Live By

74 Literary Quotes to Live By

74 Literary Quotes to Live By


For centuries, works of literature have provided inspiration and advice on how to live, work, travel, and love. Characters from the most beloved books offer life lessons and new perspectives that can influence the way we choose to live even when we’re done turning the page. From classics like Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird to more contemporary works like the Harry Potter series, great writing has the ability to sweep us off our feet and remain with us for years to come.

Whether you are an avid reader, or simply enjoy collecting rare books to display on your bookshelf, classic works of literature are full of motivational and insightful quotes that speak to the facets of the human experience. We pored over our favorite novels to compile 74 literary quotes to live by. Explore them below with our quote generator full of poignant expressions for every situation.

Literary Quotes to Live By

Wuthering Heights  — Wuthering Heights , Emily Brontë

Margaret Mead

Gone With The Wind

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

Annie Prouix

Brokeback Mountain

I wish I knew how to quit you.

Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.

Victor Hugo

Les Misérables

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.

Aphra Benn

The Rover

One hour of right down love is worth an age of dully living on.

Toni Morrison


It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Gabriel García Márquez

Love In The Time of Cholera

I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.

Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence

Each time you happen to me all over again.

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

We are all fools in love.

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre

Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.

W. H. Auden

The More Loving One

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.


The Odyssey

I look at you and a sense of wonder takes me.

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

John Knowles

A Separate Peace

When you love something it loves you back in whatever way it has to love.

Junot Dìaz

This Is How You Lose Her

You were at the age where you could fall in love with a girl over an expression, over a gesture.

Don Quixote  — Don Quixote , Miguel de Carvantes Saavedra

William Goldman

The Princess Bride

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

Great works of literature can offer new perspective on people, places, and events, and compelling writing can even have the power to change our perception of the human experience. Classic novels that were written hundreds of years ago remain just as relevant today, and continue to offer lessons and advice that can make us stop and think about who we want to be.

The next time you’re looking for a little inspiration, consider turning to famous quotes from literature for a bit of a boost. Whether you’re going through a difficult time, lucky in love, planning a trip, or just want a good laugh, these famous literary quotes can offer insight to help you thrive.

Sources: Stylist | Bustle | Buzzfeed | ShortList | Buzzfeed | Quote Catalog | Reader’s Digest | Barnes and Noble | Book Riot | Mental Floss | Quote Catalog | Good Reads | Bustle | CNN Travel

Posted on: August 15, 2018, 6:15 am Category: Uncategorized

Can AI be better than humans in making unbiased decisions?

Can AI be better than humans in making unbiased decisions?

“EY & SalesChoice partnered video series ‘Managing the Risks of AI‘ has now released its 6th video: Gender Bias in AI. Dr. Cindy Gordon and Cathy Cobey discuss the implications of the lack of diversity in those who program AI and the lack of diversity in the actual data sets used in the development of AI. They also discuss the importance of attracting more women to careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields; the important role that women make to a business bottom line, and the importance of having women at the table as AI is developed to ensure that biases that are in the data are identified and addressed.

The five videos released earlier looked at:

  • Transparency of Use
  • AI Governance & Accountability
  • Explainable AI
  • Being AI Ready
  • The Impact of Diversity in AI

You can view these videos here. The video series ‘Managing the Risks of AI’ was launched in December last year, and has aimed at helping organizational leadership navigate and control the risks associated with AI adoption, and to pursue it in a responsible and productive manner. We welcome feedback and suggestions on topics you would like to see discussed in the future.”

Posted on: August 15, 2018, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

Community and Asset Mapping for Special Librarians

Another post by me at the Lucidea Think Clearly blog.

Community and Asset Mapping for Special Librarians

Community and Asset Mapping for Special LibrariansCommunity Asset Mapping is a great tool for looking at your potential partnerships, markets, audiences, and more. While it is widely used in the public sector—public libraries, healthcare, social services, urban planning, etc.—it promises to be a potentially very strong tool for special librarians to ‘map’ their internal and external communities.

You’re all smart information professionals. I know you will make the cognitive leap to mapping units, departments, teams, and clients within your organization. It’s a simple matter—with thought and teamwork—to map the library’s clients into departments, business units, support structures and more.

Mapping has some key benefits:

  • It provides a visual description of the assets and the relationships that exist and those that have potential between organizations, groups and people within the community.
  • It reminds us that we’re part of a greater whole, a larger vision, and a bigger team.
  • It segments your audiences/markets into niches that can be further developed using deep investigation methods to identify their unique needs and goals, in order to serve them most effectively.
  • It separates value-added targets involved in direct client work and delivery (those who are tightly entwined with the organization’s mandate), from support departments who underpin their success (like IT, HR, marketing, and sales, etc.).
  • It identifies those units with the strongest partnership potential, those in direct service delivery (R&D, client work, medical or legal pros, etc.), as well as those whose value is primarily political.
What is the definition of community mapping?

“Defined area. A community map highlights people, physical structures, organizations, and institutions that can be utilized to create a meaningful service project.

RATIONALE: Community mapping is an essential, yet often overlooked, step in the planning process for meaningful service learning” and development.

What is the definition of asset mapping?

“Asset mapping provides information about the strengths and resources of a community and can help uncover solutions. Once community strengths and resources are inventoried and depicted in a map, you can more easily think about how to build on these assets to address community needs” and meet your goals.

Here is a list of useful free resources if you wish to read more:

Free Resources:

Asset Mapping: A Handbook

Tamarack Institute: A Guide to Community Asset Mapping

This is one of those management exercises that only needs a few good minds and a whiteboard or flipchart. I’ve even done this on a napkin—where all good ideas begin!

The Mindset:
  • Understand your organization. You have a published organization structure to start with and you have the additional knowledge of real network nodes—the network of power and communication in the organization. Remember, no one really believes the organizational chart! Some of the most interesting discussions arise from thinking about the informal networks represented by friendships, personal history, unspoken roles (gurus), as well as task force and committee membership. Who sits on the HR Committee, executive committee, planning and priorities committee, etc.?
  • Think broadly. Don’t limit your thinking to just your office or organization. What are your organization’s partnerships? What are the powerful organizations in your sector’s sphere (associations, standards setting bodies, regulators, etc.)? Are you global, national, or local? Your map will reflect that.
  • Lastly, use colour, highlights, and more to distinguish the filters you’re using. Are there power nodes? Are there influencer nodes? Are their partner nodes? Can you distinguish strong from weak linkages? Everyone’s map is different. The visual will cause insights to occur and often represents a re-framing of opportunities and priorities.
What does a community asset map look like?

And just to prove that a picture explains this better than text, here are some maps for inspiration. You can likely find many more for your sector in a Google Images search.



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Give it a try and let me know how it goes!


Stephen Abram is a popular Lucidea Webinars presenter and consultant. He is the past president of SLA, and the Canadian and Ontario Library Associations. He is the CEO of Lighthouse Consulting and the executive director of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. He also blogs personally at Stephen’s Lighthouse. Check out his new book from Lucidea Press, Succeeding in the world of Special Librarianship!

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Libraries, Strategy



Posted on: August 14, 2018, 11:36 am Category: Uncategorized

Public archives: more relevant today than ever

Public archives: more relevant today than ever

“Public archives represent a democratic vision where all are welcome, ideas circulate, and information is analyzed and diffused for educational purposes.”

Public archives: more relevant today than ever


Posted on: August 14, 2018, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2017

2017 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

Published October 2017 – the “ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. “ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across 10 countries about their technology experience” The majority of insitutions where from the USA: 110 US vs. 14 from elsewhere. “data and analysis related to the following topics:Device ownership; Campus technology experiences; Security training and practices; Sources of technology support; Classroom technology experiences; Desired technologies for teaching and learning; Student success technology evaluations; Perspectives and preferences for teaching and learning environments; Classroom mobile experiences and policies.”
A few highlighted findings were “When it comes to meeting technological support needs, students’ default modality is DIY”; “Students are remarkably savvy about keeping their technology secure.” and “Laptops are king, smartphones are queen, and tablets are on the way out”.

The report is at:″

Posted on: August 14, 2018, 6:08 am Category: Uncategorized




Posted on: August 13, 2018, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

The last working fore-edge painter in the world

The last working fore-edge painter in the world

“posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 19, 2018

This is a short video profile of Martin Frost, who might be the last remaining professional fore-edge painter in the world.

Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you’ll find pure magic.

I love the two-way paintings…you fan the book’s pages out one way it depicts one scene and if you fan them out the other, you get another scene.”


Posted on: August 13, 2018, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized