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1. Librarians are generals in the war on ignorance.-Anonymous


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


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


4. Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.-Peter Shaffer


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


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


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


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


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


10. 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


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


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


13. Love with librarians mean love with books.-Abid Hussain


14. 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


15. Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.-R. David Lankes


16. 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


17. 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


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


19. 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


20. 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


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


22. 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


23. 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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