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"I see libraries and librarians as frontline soldiers in the war against illiteracy and the lack of imagination." - Neil Gaiman

"I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets" - Heraclitus

"I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets." - Heraclitus

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

"Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books." - Guy Browning

"Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madams, greeting punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs, and pimping their books." - Guy Browning

"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

"Libraries promote the sharing of knowledge, connecting people of all ages with valuable information resources. These dynamic and modern institutions, and the librarians who staff them, add immeasurably to our quality of life." - George W Bush

"Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans." - Barbara Bush

"I have always had a special affinity for libraries and librarians, for the most obvious reasons. I love books. (One of my first Jobs was shelving books at a branch of the Chicago Public Library.) Libraries are a pillar of any society. I believe our lack of attention to funding and caring for them properly in the United States has a direct bearing on problems of literacy, productivity, and our inability to compete in today's world. Libraries are everyman's free university." - John Jakes

"Children know that if they have a question about the world, the library is the place to find the answer. And someone will always be there to help them find the answer-our librarians. (A librarian's) job is an important one. Our nation runs on the fuel of information and imagination that libraries provide. And they are in charge of collecting and sharing this information in a helpful way. Librarians inform the public, and by doing so, they strengthen our great democracy." - Laura Bush

"Do you really think you'd win a PR war against a bunch of committed librarians?' He thought about this, but he knew I was right. The libraries were a treasured institution and so central to everyday life that government and commerce rarely did anything that might upset them.Some say they were more powerful than the military, or, if not, they were certainly quieter. As they say: Don't mess with librarians. Only they use a stronger word than 'mess'..." - Jasper Fforde

"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

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

"I talk to a lot of librarians, and there's always a steady drumbeat of how libraries are places of community. But a lot of them have also recently - and just in the nick of time - refurbished, because during this economic downturn, people have a tendency to borrow instead of buy." - Paula Poundstone

"I could not do what I do without the kindness, consideration, resourcefulness and work of librarians, particularly in public libraries. What started me writing history happened because of some curiosity that I had about some photographs I'd seen in the Library of Congress." - David Mccullough

"Reading is important. Books are important. Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.)" - Neil Gaiman

"But put two librarians' heads together, and mountains move." - Richard Peck

"In tight economic times, with libraries sliding farther and farther down the list of priorities, we risk the loss of their ideals, intelligence, and knowledge, not to mention their commitment to access for all-librarians consider free access to information the foundation of democracy, and they're right. 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 Ph.D...In tough times, a librarian is a terrible thing to waste." - Marilyn Johnson

"In tight economic times, with libraries sliding farther and farther down the list of priorities, we risk the loss of their ideals, intelligence, and knowledge, not to mention their commitment to access for all-librarians consider free access to information the foundation of democracy, and they"re right. 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 Ph.D...In tough times, a librarian is a terrible thing to waste." - Marilyn Johnson

"I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group. They 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. You know, they've had their budgets cut. They're paid nothing. Books are falling apart. The libraries are just like the ass end of everything, right?" - Michael Moore

"You see, I don't belive that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, that has been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians." - Graham Chapman

"Dedication: For librarians and booksellers everywhere, who gather books and build shelters for tender souls." - Tessa Dare

"When I get nervous, I go to the library and hang around. The libraries are filled with people who are nervous. You can blend in with them there. You're bound to see someone more nervous than you are in a library. Sometimes the librarians themselves are more nervous than you are. I'll probably be a librarian for that reason. Then if I'm nervous on the job, it won't show. I'll just stamp books and look things up for people and run back and forth to the staff room sneaking smokes until I get hold of myself. A library is a great place to hid." - Marijane Meaker

"[Librarians] study their field with as much determination and as much delight as open-heart surgeons." - Maya Angelou

"Librarians are your very best friend. And don't ever think otherwise." - Rett MacPherson

"All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers." - Ray Bradbury

"While on the subject of burning books, I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and destroyed records rather than have to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles. So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House of Representatives, or the media. The America I loved still exists at the front desks of our public libraries." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Libraries and demons," she muttered. "What is the attraction?" - Jana Oliver

"Libraries and museums are the DNA of our culture." - Vartan Gregorian

"I grew up on second hand bookshops and libraries." - Charles Stross

"I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries" - Bjarne Stroustrup

"Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries" - Louis Pasteur

"Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism." - Neil Gaiman

"Accessible local libraries are vital to communities and to children." - Nick Cave

"Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books." - David Strathairn

"I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries." - Bjarne Stroustrup

"To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse." - Barbara Tuchman

"Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs." - Zig Ziglar

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

"In the '40s and '50s, a lot of teachers and librarians saw the graphic novel as the enemy of reading." - Gene Luen Yang

"I grew up a middle class, colonized child of teachers and librarians and people, women especially, who treasured education." - Lorraine Toussaint

"Librarians see themselves as the guardians of the First Amendment. You got a thousand Mother Joneses at the barricades! I love the librarians, and I am grateful for them!" - Michael Moore

"Librarians see themselves as the guardians of the First Amendment.... You got a thousand Mother Joneses at the barricades! I love the librarians, and I am grateful for them!" - Michael Moore

"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

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

"I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books." - Ann Richards

"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

"God bless the Reference Librarians" - James Lee Burke

"Our libraries are valuable centers of education, learning and enrichment for people of all ages. In recent years, libraries have taken on an increasingly important role. today's libraries are about much more than books." - Jodi Rell

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

"Bedrooms and libraries ought to have an eastern exposure, because their purposes require the morning light, and also because books in such libraries will not decay." - Vitruvius

"Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them." - Nicholas Meyer

"I've always liked libraries. They're quiet and full of books and full of knowledge." - Haruki Murakami

"Wizards and computers get along about as well as flamethrowers and libraries." - Jim Butcher

"The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community." - Paula Poundstone

"Read, think well of mankind, go to our libraries and rejoice." - Will Durant

"I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure." - Virginia Woolf

"I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries." - Harper Lee

"Libraries made me - as a reader, as a writer, and as a human being." - Laurie R King

"Libraries collect the works of genius of every language and every age." - George Bancroft

"Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading." - Stephen D. Krashen

"Boys like him didn't die; they got bronzed and installed outside public libraries." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Libraries: Here is where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices, and raise their minds." - Richard Armour

"Libraries can be of indispensable service in lifting the dead weight of poverty and ignorance." - Francis Keppel

"Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas

"Libraries do one thing that no other institution does and that's provide access to all." - Levar Burton

"Libraries are fun, educational, and the biggest bargain on the face of the earth." - Madeleine Albright

"I am a bookworm. For play, I bury myself in the corners of libraries and read." - Robert Littell

"Deserted libraries hold the shades of writers who worked within, and are haunted by their absence." - Alberto Manguel

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe." - Josh Billings

"Places of incredible glamour, possibility, power, excitement and pleasure. Love your libraries!" - Stephen Fry

"I'm grateful that I've enjoyed the support of libraries, bookshops and institutional funders." - Sara Sheridan

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future." - Ray Bradbury

"The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries." - Art Modell

"Film, television and to a certain extent, theater are modern day libraries." - David Strathairn

"Going out and not only meeting the kids, but meeting the teachers and the librarians and seeing the world, fills me up." - Kate Dicamillo

"My family has schoolteachers and librarians, and I think people who teach are probably some of our greatest American heroes. Certainly, underpaid and unsung." - Nick Offerman

"No libraries, no progress." - Willard Scott

"invaders always destroy libraries." - Storm Jameson

"Libraries...house our dreams." - Nikki Giovanni

"Libraries are our friends." - Neil Gaiman

"Libraries raised me." - Ray Bradbury

"Acknowledgements With grateful thanks to the three least-appreciated and hardest-working proselytizers of the written word: independent bookstores, librarians, and teachers." - Gail Carriger

"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

"Don't stop now. Go ahead! Be readers all of your lives. And don't forget, librarians and teachers can help you find the right books to read." - Beverly Cleary

"Librarians and romance writers accomplish one mission better than anyone, including English teachers: we create readers for life - and what could be more fulfilling than that?" - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Few things are better in the world than a room full of librarians. I consider them literary heroes. The keepers and defenders of the written word." - Louise Penny

"[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

"Library Science is the key to all science, just as mathematics is its language - and civilization will rise or fall, depending on how well librarians do their jobs." - Robert A Heinlein

"I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets." - Bernard Keble Sandwell

"I just said, 'Well, the real people performing miracles every day are librarians,' and we all laughed ourselves off our chairs." - Nancy Pearl

"What can I say? Librarians rule." - Regis Philbin

"To all librarians everywhere, God bless you." - David Morrell

"The librarians that I've spoken to, the teachers and the librarians who really care and do advise parents and children of what's good and what's out there, they are very special. They have a kind of wisdom that a lot of people don't have." - Julie Andrews

"I am not in touch with other writers. I don't have very much contact with other writers. I don't get invited to these things or I don't go to them. I hate panels. I speak to librarians and to conferences of English teachers. That's what I do: teachers and librarians. And high school kids." - Sandra Cisneros

"Arnold Schwarzenegger cut teacher's salaries and parks and libraries rather than raise taxes for the many California millionaires and billionaires." - Adam Mckay

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better." - Sidney Sheldon

"Libraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages-and sages-and, simply put, there's something for everyone inside." - Laura Bush

"Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?" - William James

"There is something so deeply visceral about libraries for me-rooms and rooms full of people dreaming and remembering." - Jacqueline Woodson

"Dad claims that library science is the foundation of all sciences just as math is the key - and we will survive or founder, depending on how well the librarians do their jobs. Librarians didn't look glamorous to me but maybe Dad had hit on a not very obvious truth." - Robert A Heinlein

"Libraries hold the wisdom of the world and the stories of the ages - available to everyone, free of charge!" - Linda Sue Park

"The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography." - Phyllis Schlafly

"I learned more about history and literature in the used bookstores in DC than in college libraries." - Douglas Brinkley

"I don't think that there has been a film that I've done that hasn't been influenced by libraries and archives." - Ken Burns

"For I bless God in the libraries of the learned and for all the booksellers in the world." - Christopher Smart

"Technology has such an impact on libraries in the last 20 years, and the last 10 years in particular." - Carla Hayden

"Because nearly all digital libraries are tied to bricks-and-mortar institutions, the funding base tends to be quite localized." - Tom Peters

"We like to say the Internet is the ultimate library. But libraries are libraries because people come together and fund them through taxes. Libraries actually exist, all over the country, so why is it such a reach to imagine and to someday build a public institution that has a digital aspect to it? Of course the problem is that libraries and other public services are being defunded and are under attack, so there's a bigger progressive struggle this plays into." - Astra Taylor

"Much have I travelled in the realms of gold for which I thank the Paddington and Westminster Public Libraries." - Peter Porter (poet)

"Many libraries are digging in their heels and saying, We are not going to add filtering mechanisms." - Judith Krug

"Much have I travelled in the realms of gold for which I thank the Paddington and Westminster Public Libraries." - Peter Porter

"A lot of my travel is at least partly work, visiting schools and libraries, especially in France." - Quentin Blake

"Full federal funding for presidential libraries should bring with it new rules of control over papers and artifacts." - Robert Dallek

"I remember visits to the local libraries and getting my own library cards as things of rite-of-passage significance." - Richard K Morgan

"The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on." - Ada Louise Huxtable

"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually." - James A Michener

"We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets." - Kathy Bates

"Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on whatever one's vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp." - James H. Billington

"Health information is just about the number one thing that people go into public libraries and connect to public libraries for. They're also looking for information about things that can make their lives better. It's a great equalizer." - Carla Hayden

"Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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." - John Callahan

"Schools across India do not have teachers, libraries, playing grounds and even toilets. I do not want to see empty classrooms, empty libraries. I do not want to see cattle grazing on fields meant to be cricket or football grounds." - Sachin Tendulkar

"stereotypes are awfully misleading. There are typical librarians, but not all librarians are typical." - Barbara Mertz

"Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries." - Arthur Ashe

"Support your libraries... or else!" - Margaret Atwood

"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

"Here we have bishops, priests, and deacons, a Censorship Board, vigilant librarians, confraternities and sodalities, Duce Maria, Legions of Mary, Knights of this Christian order and Knights of that one, all surrounding the sinner's free will in an embattled circle." - Sean O'Casey

"In the past, a great library was the result of librarians functioning as guardians of culture, tending and caring, selecting and recommending works that maintained and nurtured a cultural heritage." - David Gerrold

"I know that I'll be writing for young adults for a long time. Mostly because I just love the readers and the teachers and librarians that I interact with." - Veronica Roth

"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 Muņoz Ryan

"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

"Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history. Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians." - Lady Gaga

"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

"The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned by no later than the date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality." - Terry Pratchett

"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

"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

"Keepers of books, keepers of print and paper on the shelves, librarians are keepers also of the records of the human spiritthe records of men's watch upon the world and on themselves." - Archibald Macleish

"I really hope that all librarians aren't like Gladys Morgan. Because I'd really like , at some point, to walk into a library and not be afraid for my life." - Patrick Carman

"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 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

"I love librarians more than any other people in the world. When I was an immigrant kid, they"ve made me feel like a human being and they gave me books that taught me English." - Gary Shteyngart

"I love librarians more than any other people in the world. When I was an immigrant kid, they've made me feel like a human being and they gave me books that taught me English." - Gary Shteyngart

"TO ALL THE ambulance drivers firewatchers air-raid wardens nurses canteen workers airplane spotters rescue workers mathematicians vicars vergers shopgirls chorus girls librarians debutantes spinsters fishermen retired sailors servants evacuees Shakespearean actors and mystery novelists WHO WON THE WAR." - Connie Willis

"Back before the internet we had a name for people who bought a single copy of our books and lent them to all their friends without charging: we called them "librarians"." - Charles Stross

"I wish there could be an international peace conference of booksellers, for (you will smile at this) my own conviction is that the future happiness of the world depends in no small measure on them and on the librarians." - Christopher Morley

"... one of those librarians who rules the stacks with an intimidating scowl, whispers quiet sharply enough to lacerate the tender inner tissues of the ear, and will pursue an overdue-book fine with the ferocity of a rabid ferret." - Dean Koontz

"Amy, Dan, and Nellie were sitting at a table in a conference room, examining reproductions of Franklin documents-some so rare, the librarians told her, the only copies existed in Paris. "Yeah, here's a rare grocery list," Dan muttered. "Wow." - Rick Riordan



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