Quotes About Librarians

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Cassandra Clare
“Jace's eyes sparkled, but he said calmly, "Not at all. the Silent Brothers can help her retrieve her memories."
"You hate the Silent Brothers," protested Isabelle.
"I don't hate them," said Jace candidly."I'm afraid of them. It's not the same thing."
"I thought you said they were libarians," said Clary.
"They are librarians."
Simon whistled. "Those must be some killer late fees.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Neil Gaiman
“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett
“The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

Neil Gaiman
“Rule number one: Don't fuck with librarians.”
Neil Gaiman

John Green
“Adult librarians are like lazy bakers: their patrons want a jelly doughnut, so they give them a jelly doughnut. Children’s librarians are ambitious bakers: 'You like the jelly doughnut? I’ll get you a jelly doughnut. But you should try my cruller, too. My cruller is gonna blow your mind, kid.”
John Green

“Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills!”
Charles Ogden

Neil Gaiman
“Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I'm always impressed by their sheer awesomeness.”
Neil Gaiman

Michael Moore
“[Librarians] are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them.”
Michael Moore

Garrison Keillor
“Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth breather there is.”
Garrison Keillor, Dusty and Lefty: The Lives of the Cowboys

Beverly Cleary
“If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

Jasper Fforde
“Do I have to talk to insane people?"
"You're a librarian now. I'm afraid it's mandatory.”
Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died a Lot

Neil Gaiman
“It's still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.”
Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett
“People flock in, nevertheless, in search of answers to those questions only librarians are considered to be able to answer, such as "Is this the laundry?" "How do you spell surreptitious?" and, on a regular basis, "Do you have a book I remember reading once? It had a red cover and it turned out they were twins.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Gary D. Schmidt
“Mr. Powell raised an eyebrow. 'I'm a librarian,' he said. 'I always know what I'm talking about.”
Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now

Joan Bauer
“When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.”
Joan Bauer

Barbara Pym
“Of course it's alright for librarians to smell of drink.”
Barbara Pym

Bruce Coville
“The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.”
Bruce Coville

Spider Robinson
“Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off. ”
Spider Robinson

David Eddings
“The old man was peering intently at the shelves. 'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.'
Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?'
That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.”
David Eddings, King of the Murgos

“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.”
Linton Weeks

Scott Douglas
“When I tell people I went to library school, the most common reaction is either “You’re joking, right?” or “They have schools for librarians? Do they teach you how to properly sssh people?”
Scott Douglas

Terry Pratchett
“The librarians were mysterious. It was said they could tell what book you needed just by looking at you, and they could take your voice away with a word.”
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

James Lee Burke
“God bless the Reference Librarians”
James Lee Burke

Peter Cameron
“I found the idea of being a librarian very appealing--working in a place where people had to whisper and only speak when necessary. If only the world were like that!”
Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Richard Powers
“Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.”
Richard Powers

Erin Morgenstern
“The Burgess sisters arrived together. Tara and Lainie do a little bit of everything. Sometimes dancers, sometimes actresses. Once they were librarians, but that is a subject they will only discuss if heavily intoxicated.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Carole Nelson Douglas
“Never argue with a librarian; they know too much.”
Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in a Red Hot Rage

Scott Douglas
“It took a bit of popcorn and a library snack bar to make me realize that being a librarian was about more than just giving people information. It was about serving a community. And if the community is hungry for more than just knowledge, then maybe it’s about time to open a snack bar.”
Scott Douglas

Eileen Cook
“Personally, I felt pretty safe. Librarians are like priests. You can tell them you want information on just about any subject and they never look at you weird. It's like a rule or something. I figured even in a small town like this, my question wouldn't be the strangest one the librarian had heard. I didn't know if librarians had any sort of official privacy code, but I was counting on confidence. They're not big talkers. It comes from being forced to be quiet all the time.”
Eileen Cook, Unraveling Isobel

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