17 Quotes from The Personal Librarian book by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Personal Librarian

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The Personal Librarian Quotes

My long days spent in the company of medieval manuscripts and early printed books calm and delight me.

To my dear children, who will never be able to understand how much they are loved, may each of you thank the good man above for his bounty and for his sometimes capricious ways.

I’d learned long ago, among my many etiquette lessons as a Fleet, that race, like politics and religion, was never to be discussed in public and only very rarely in private.

All citizens should be treated the same—whether they are black, white, or colored. That we should not be defined by how many drops of African blood run in our veins, but by our character and our deeds.

Never apologize for intellectual curiosity or the appreciation of fine art.

Looks can be deceiving. There is certainly more to me than meets any man’s eyes.

How strange is the power of geography and law that we could leave New York City as white people but arrive in Washington, DC, as colored.

Segregation is really just slavery by another name.

You don’t have the luxury of making mistakes, Miss Greene. Not as long as you are my ambassador and you work for me. There is something that you must never forget. It is my name that is carved above this library’s doors, not yours. And I never want to have to remind you of that again.

Since I was a young girl, I’ve been entranced by early books. The sight of them, the smell of them, the wonderful feel of their covers and pages, and the thrill of the places to which they’ve traveled and the barriers they’ve crossed.

You deserve to be surrounded by art equal to your talent. And beauty.

It can be quite overwhelming to be always in the presence of great wealth.

I’ve never been one to mince words or suffer fools.

My love for you is a journey that I hope will have no ending.

Society is unkind to unmarried mothers, whether they are white, colored, or black.

Usually too much of anything is bad—except champagne. Too much champagne is just right.

Changing your name is easy. Changing your soul is impossible.

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