Michael Gorman Quotes


15 Michael Gorman quotes:



"There are times when I've been so depressed I can't see straight. At my age I should have been 80 percent in bonds. I could have had a comfortable income sitting on my duff. Instead, I had to go back to work."
"I feel that this is a potential disaster on several levels. They are reducing scholarly texts to paragraphs. The point of a scholarly text is they are written to be read sequentially from beginning to end, making an argument and engaging you in dialogue."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"These are just the challenges that we've heard of, ... It's estimated that there are probably four to five times as many that we don't hear about."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Challenges Quotes
"The public rewards of library enrollment speak for themselves, ... Nowhere else are books, magazines, the Web, audio- and video tapes, CDs, DVDs and more available to all people regardless of economic status."
"It's appalling -- it's really astounding. Only 31 percent of college graduates can read a complex book and extrapolate from it. That's not saying much for the remainder."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: College Quotes
"There is a failure in the core values of education. They're told to go to college in order to get a better job -- and that's okay. But the real task is to produce educated people."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: College Quotes
"We believe in parental responsibility, and that you should take care of what your children are reading. But it's not your responsibility to tell a whole class of kids what they should read."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"The history of electronic technology has been that once a new capability emerges, someone finds ways to go around ... protections - in this case potentially avoiding payment to authors. I can't believe that, if [Google] were to go ahead with this, that someone, somewhere wouldn't find a way to illegally exploit it."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: History Quotes
"We are troubled by what seems to be an accelerating trend in increased restrictions on access to government information."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"That kind of local information is unique. So putting it online and making it available to the public -- it's invaluable."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"What displaced people desperately need it is knowledge and information, and that's what public libraries do."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"If you're a freedom-to-read person, pulling a book like that one is not that different from any book that might have fake scholarship. No matter how wrong a book might be, people should have access to it. It's a slippery slope once you start removing books like that."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"[ALA officials said they are battling these efforts as contrary to the nation's tradition of intellectual freedom.] It all comes down to the imposition of your views on other people, ... To be honest, it seems to me to be downright un-American."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"It's a perpetual problem, and it attacks fundamental American liberties -- the attempt to impose one's own positions on society as a whole."
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"It's a perpetual problem, and it attacks fundamental American liberties -- the attempt to impose one's own positions on society as a whole,"
Author: Gorman Quotes Category: Society Quotes



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