“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained.Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman The Sandman. Line spoken by Lucien, Librarian of the Dreaming.
For those of you who have been unlucky enough to have missed this amazing series completely, the Library of the Dreaming figures prominently in several stories (to be fair, Gaiman did largely steal the library from Jorge Luis Borges, but most of his best ideas are stolen…he weaves them in ways others envy, though.)