"The great use of a life is to spend it for something that outlasts it." WIlliam James, 1842-1910
The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one's encounter with it in a book. ~André Maurois
If it's a good book, it's out of stock. If it's an excellent book, it's out of print.
“I found the idea of being a librarian very appealing--working in a place where people had to whisper and only speak when necessary. If only the world were like that!” ― Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
“People become librarians because they know too much. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. Librarians are all-knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule. And they will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise. --libraryavengers.org” ― Library Avengers
“When I tell people I went to library school, the most common reaction is either “You’re joking, right?” or “They have schools for librarians? Do they teach you how to properly sssh people?” ― Scott Douglas
“[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
“Librarians wield unfathomable power. With a flip of the wrist they can hide your dissertation behind piles of old Field and Stream magazines. They can find data for your term paper that you never knew existed. They may even point you toward new and appropriate subject headings. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. Librarians are all-knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule...” ― Erica Olsen
“I know some who are constantly drunk on books as other men are drunk on whiskey” #HL Mencken
“Reading—it’s the third best thing to do in bed.” 📖Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible.