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45 Famous Librarian Quotes And Why They Are The Best

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Thank you is an understatement for librarians’ role in our education, schools, college, and public spaces.

Erica Olsen eloquently quotes the librarian’s role in shaping young reading minds. She says, ‘ They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule.’

Good librarians are the powerhouses of knowledge and information and can guide willing students to disseminate information and recommend the right books.

Because they are avid readers and great intellectuals, an ordinary man finds librarians less entertaining and dull and can sometimes be a subject of a joke among rogue students.

We hope our appreciation-filled librarian quotes make us revisit these incredible human beings’ importance in shaping our lives with wisdom and learning.

Best Librarian Quotes And Sayings

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The librarian isn’t a clerk who happens to work in a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a teacher. The librarian is the interface between reams of data and the untrained but motivated user.
– Seth Godin

Librarians save lives: by handing the right book, at the right time, to a kid in need.
– Judy Blume

In general, librarians enjoyed special requests. A reference librarian is someone who likes the chase. When librarians read for pleasure, they often pick a good mystery.
– Karen Joy Fowler

Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don’t ever piss one off.
– Spider Robinson

Librarians consider free access to information the foundation of democracy.
– Marilyn Johnson

Love with librarians mean love with books.
Abid Hussain

Librarians wield unfathomable power. With a flip of the wrist they can hide your dissertation behind piles of old Field and Stream magazines.
– Erica Olsen

People become librarians because they know too much. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories.
– Erica Olsen

Librarians are all knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses.
– Erica Olsen

They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule.
– Erica Olsen

Good librarians are natural intelligence operatives. They possess all of the skills and characteristics required for that work: curiosity, wide-ranging knowledge, good memories, organization and analytical aptitude, and discretion.
– Marilyn Johnson

To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community.
– R. David Lankes

The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.
– Melvil Dewey

Great Quotes For Librarians

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Librarians are on the front lines of an invisible struggle over our information diet and, for better or worse, the scales are not tipping in their direction.
– Peter Morville

For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferret’s nose.
– Catherine Drinker Bowen

Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides.
– James Quinn

From his refined accent, quiet voice and apparent omniscience, I took him for a librarian.
– George Orwell

Without libraries what have we? We have on past and no future.
– Ray Bradbury

Reference librarians are a library’s eyes and ears.
– Charles W. Bailey Jr.

Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it.
– Catherine Drinker Bowen

Librarians are just like search engines, except they smile and they talk to me and they don’t give me paid-for advertising when they are trying to help.
– Matt Haig

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

It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.
– Jarrett J. Krosoczka

You can take the girl out of the library, but you can’t take the neurotic, compulsively curious librarian out of the girl.
– Molly Harper

Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom.
– Willard Scott

Librarians are almost always very helpful and often almost absurdly knowledgeable. Their skills are probably very underestimated and largely underemployed.
– Charles Medawar

Personal Librarian Quotes And Sayings

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Don’t mark up the Library’s , you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They’ll track you down! They have skills!
– Charles Ogden

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

The most important asset of any library goes home at night, the library staff.
– Timothy Healy

We need librarians who can handle this tremendous jumble of information that is in cyberspace.
– Robert Darnton

Never argue with a librarian; they know too much.
– Carole Nelson Douglas

Libraries are a hallmark of a civilized culture, and librarians represent that culture to all facets of society.
– Janis Ian

Librarians hoard the wisdom of humanity. They are the keepers of all knowledge, the guardians at the temples of understanding and devoted protectors of the sanctuary in the midst of uneducated anarchy.
– Stephen Colbert

Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don’t ever piss one off.
– Spider Robinson

The librarian of today, and it will be true still more of the librarians of tomorrow, are not fiery dragons interposed between the people and the books. They are useful public servants, who manage libraries in the interest of the public.
– Sir William Osler

Many still think that a great reader, or a writer of books, will make an excellent librarian. This is pure fallacy.
– Sir William Osler

Librarians are generals in the war on ignorance.
– Anonymous

Librarians lend people books from the library. The best librarians are children’s book librarians.
– Richard Scarry

Not all librarians are evil cultists. Some librarians are instead vengeful undead who want to suck your soul.
– Brandon Sanderson

Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.
– Peter Shaffer

The Librarian liked being best man. You were allowed to kiss bridesmaids, and they weren’t allowed to run away.
– Terry Pratchett

Google can bring you back 1, answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.
– Neil Gaiman

Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
– Patrick Ness

Information is valuable. Librarians and libraries are, at best incidental; at worst, in the way.
– Donald A. Barclay

If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do. It is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous and wicked ideas.
– Graceanne Decandido

I thought I’d be a librarian until I met some crazy ones.
– Edward Gorey

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