Librarian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old librarian quotes, librarian sayings, and librarian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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