Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quotes: Librarians and Libraries

The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Librarian, Libraries
Librarian 93 Carol: “Well, I’m sure you will agree with me in one thing: the chief task of a librarian is to get people to read.” Miss Villets: “My feeling, Mrs. Kennicott, and I am merely quoting the librarian of a very large college, is that the first duty of the conscientious librarian is to preserve the books.” Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Libraries 271 "The world itself is a volume larger than all the libraries in it." Hazlitt. 1820. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Library 189 "…the magnificent purpose of the [Alexandria] library was to encapsulate the totality of human knowledge." Manguel, A History of Reading.

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