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    After all, it's the librarian's sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader.

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    Any librarian or scholar will tell you: Close is not the same as accurate.

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    All knowledge is valuable to a librarian.

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    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.

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    At heart I am a librarian, a bird-watcher, a transcendentalist, a gardener, a spinster, a monk.

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    Goat curry and a female librarian, that's what I'm in the mood for.

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    A great library contains the diary of the human race.

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    If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.

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    Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.

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    If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are its banks.

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    If book knowledge made great investors, than the librarians would all be rich.

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    I'm a librarian, not an oracle.

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    I have thousands of tapes, and photos and fliers, letters, posters, artwork - basically everything that ever happened, I kept. I'm not a hoarder, though. I'm sort of a librarian.

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    In tough times, a librarian is a terrible thing to waste.

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    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.

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

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    I never met a librarian worth his or her salt who didn't perceive my passion for books.

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    I was 13 and my mom was a librarian so I told her to check out every music book she could possibly find. I wanted to know the business part of being in the music business.

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    I've always loved children. When I was working with children as a librarian, I loved being with them and working around them.

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    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.

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    Just like old librarians, old coins are often more valuable than they appear at face value.

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    I take every opportunity I can to speak to librarians.

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    Librarians are notorious snitches—don’t let anybody convince you otherwise.

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    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?

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    Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.

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    Libraries are not made, they grow.

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    Once they were librarians, but that is a subject they will only discuss if heavily intoxicated.

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    My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian.

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    I was rescued by librarians. It was librarians who said 'maybe you would like to read The Hardy Boys as well as Nancy Drew.' It is true for me, as for so many countless others, that librarians saved my life, my internal life.

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    stereotypes are awfully misleading. There are typical librarians, but not all librarians are typical.

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    Of course it's all right for librarians to smell of drink.

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    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.

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    Someone out there was about to find that their worst nightmare was a maddened Librarian. With a badge.

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    There's something darn funny about an old librarian with a potty mouth.

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    Present company excluded, this looked to be the most pleasant detention ever experienced by mankind. Further proof that librarians should run the world-or a least be in charge of detention at Bathory High.

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    The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.

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    The Librarian was not familiar with love, which had always struck him as a bit ethereal and soppy, but kindness, on the other hand, was practical. You knew where you were with kindness, especially if you were holding a pie it had just given you.

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    What can I say? Librarians rule.

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    … A librarian hands me a book of poetry – says it'll be my way of staying alone. Most words mean nothing when there's no right font for my feelings.

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    What I try to do - and I think this is the former librarian in me - is to get primary source material.

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    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.

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    And Sarah still looked like the sexiest librarian on earth, which is as those of you who frequent libraries know means very sexy indeed, but with that added owlish touch that drives you wild.

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    As an adult, and as a poet of deprivation and ‘being on the edge of things’, Larkin championed public and university libraries. Though sympathetic to Toryism, he came to oppose the 1980s trends—new public management and neo-classical economics—that were antithetical to libraries. For many years, Larkin was university librarian at Hull University’s Brynmor Jones Library. When Larkin first met a new vice chancellor there, the VC asked for the library’s payroll/non-payroll breakdown. ‘Mind your own fucking business’ was the poet’s muffled reply. Larkin served on the board of the British Library, but resigned because of the early starts, and because the ‘fire-trap’ meeting room gave him claustrophobia.

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    A school library is like the Bat Cave: it's a safe fortress in a chaotic world, a source of knowledge and the lair of a superhero. True, the superhero is more likely to be wearing a cardigan than a batsuit, but still...

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    As soon as I got into the library I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I got a whiff of the leather on all the old books, a smell that got real strong if you picked one of them up and stuck your nose real close to it when you turned the pages. Then there was the the smell of the cloth that covered the brand-new books, books that made a splitting sound when you opened them. Then I could sniff the the paper, that soft, powdery, drowsy smell that comes off the page in little puffs when you're reading something or looking at some pictures, kind of hypnotizing smell. I think it's the smell that makes so many folks fall asleep in the library. You'll see someone turn a page and you can imagine a puff of page powder coming up real slow and easy until it starts piling on a person's eyelashes, weighing their eyes down so much they stay down a little longer after each blink and finally making them so heavy that they just don't come back up at all. Then their mouths open and their heads start bouncing up and down like they're bobbing in a big tub of of water for apples and before you know it... they're out cold and their face thunks smack-dab on the book. That's the part that makes librarians the maddest. They get real upset if folks start drooling in the books

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    Big fat hairy monkey, hands a couple of octaves wide?

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    Books are more than words, they’re dreams, ideas, and answers, and that is why they fear them

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    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.

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

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    A librarian for president is exactly what this country needs.