"We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."John Callahan on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."John Callahan on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."John Callahan on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."John Callahan on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."John Callahan on John F. Kennedy
"This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section."