65 Librarian Quotes On Teacher, School, Thank You

These librarian quotes will inspire you. Librarian is a specialist in the care or management of a library.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging librarian quotes, librarian sayings, and librarian proverbs.

Best Librarian Quotes

  1. “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  2. “It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.” ~ Paula Poundstone
  3. “Librarians are essential players in the information revolution because they level that field. They enable those without money or education to read and learn the same things as the billionaire and the PhD.” ~ Marilyn Johnson
  4. “Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.” ~ Patrick Ness

  5. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges
  6. “When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian.” ~ Joan Bauer
  7. “A library is a temple unabridged with priceless treasure. Librarians are the majesties who loan the jewels of measure. They welcome to the kingdom the young and old of reapers and reign among the riches as the wondrous fortune keepers.” ~ Pam Muñoz Ryan
  8. “At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better” ~ Barack Obama

  9. “Librarians are hot. They have knowledge and power over their domain…It is no coincidence how many librarians are portrayed as having a passionate interior, hidden by a cool layer of reserve. Aren’t books like that? On the shelf, their calm covers belie the intense experience of reading one. Reading inflames the soul. Now, what sort of person would be the keeper of such books?” ~ Holly Black
  10. “Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don’t ever piss one off.” ~ Spider Robinson
  11. “Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind.” ~ Richard Powers
  12. “My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian.” ~ Paulina Porizkova

  13. “When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books.” ~ Margaret Mahy
  14. “There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry” ~ Rita Dove
  15. “The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” ~ Melvil Dewey
  16. “If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?” ~ Lily Tomlin

  17. “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” ~ Frank Zappa
  18. “My books are very few, but then the world is before me – a library open to all – from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me – in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.” ~ Joseph Howe
  19. “A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.” ~ Justin Winsor
  20. “As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  21. “Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson
  22. “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” ~ Warren Buffett
  23. “There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.” ~ Peter Straub
  24. “I have a brother younger than me. My mother was a librarian, so from her, I got the taste to read.” ~ Shimon Peres

  25. “When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs.” ~ Nora Roberts
  26. “When the going gets tough, the tough make cookies.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  27. “What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodleians were reposing here as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding-sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their old moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of the sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard.” ~ Charles Lamb
  28. “When the going gets tough, the tough go drinking.” ~ Bret Easton Ellis

  29. “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!” ~ Steven Moffat
  30. “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
  31. “The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.” ~ Carl Sagan , Librarian quotes teachers
  32. “To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  33. “Being a writer in a library is rather like being a eunuch in a harem.” ~ John Braine
  34. “I was so inspired by Dr. King that in 1956 with my brothers and sisters and first cousins, I was only 16 years old, we went down to the public library trying to check out some books and we were told by the librarian that the library was for whites only and not for colors! It was a public library! I never went back to that public library until July 5th, 1998, by this time I’m in the Congress, for a book signing of my book “Walking with the Wind”” ~ John Lewis
  35. “I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” ~ Laura Bush
  36. “The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel.” ~ Bjarne Stroustrup

  37. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.” ~ Charles William Eliot
  38. “The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s one devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life.” ~ Norman Cousins
  39. “An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.” ~ Stephen Fry
  40. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson

  41. “A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.” ~ Cornelia Funke
  42. “The student has his Rome, his Florence, his whole glowing Italy, within the four walls of his library. He has in his books the ruins of an antique world and the glories of a modern one.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  43. “No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  44. “Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce

  45. “People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” ~ Saul Bellow
  46. “Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.” ~ Peter Shaffer
  47. “Libraries are a hallmark of a civilized culture, and librarians represent that culture to all facets of society.” ~ Janis Ian
  48. “Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.” ~ Edward Gibbon

  49. “A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.” ~ Alan Dershowitz
  50. “I claim that this bookless library is a dream, a hallucination of on-line addicts; network neophytes, and library-automation insiders…Instead, I suspect computers will deviously chew away at libraries from the inside. They’ll eat up book budgets and require librarians that are more comfortable with computers than with children and scholars. Libraries will become adept at supplying the public with fast, low-quality information. The result won’t be a library without books–it’ll be a library without value.” ~ Clifford Stoll
  51. “A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.” ~ Germaine Greer
  52. “A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

  53. “You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  54. “Libraries are the future of reading.” ~ Courtney Milan
  55. “A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  56. “Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.” ~ Heinrich Heine

  57. “Never argue with a librarian; they know too much.” ~ Carole Nelson Douglas
  58. “[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
  59. “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
  60. “Librarians consider free access to information the foundation of democracy.” ~ Marilyn Johnson

  61. “To my thinking, a great librarian must have a clear head, a strong hand, and, above all, a great heart. And when I look into the future, I am inclined to think that most of the men who achieve this greatness will be women.” ~ Melvil Dewey
  62. “A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.” ~ Umberto Eco
  63. “Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds.” ~ Richard Armour

  64. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles William Eliot
  65. “I’m of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

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