Top Archivist Quotes

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1. "Not only the Archivist alone but all who work for NARA are designated custodians of America's national memory."
Author: Allen Weinstein
2. "Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office."
Author: Allen Weinstein
3. "A good deal of time spent researching this book might well have been wasted and valuable opportunities missed if it had not been for the help and suggestions of archivists and librarians."
Author: Antony Beevor
4. "He told me that archivists and librarians were opposite personas. True librarians are unsentimental. They're pragmatic, concerned with the newest, cleanest, most popular books. Archivists, on the other hand, are only peripherally interested in what other people like, and much prefer the rare to the useful."
Author: Avi Steinberg
5. "Most archivists don't like surprises. That's why we work in the past."
Author: Brad Meltzer
6. "I have no earliest memories, Archivist. Every day of my life in Papa Song was as uniform as the fries we vended."
Author: David Mitchell
7. "To enslave an individual troubles your consciences, Archivist, but to enslave a clone is no more troubling than owning the latest six-wheeler ford, ethically. Because you cannot discern our differences, you assume we have none. But make no mistake: even same-stem fabricants cultured in the same wombtank are as singular as snowflakes."
Author: David Mitchell
8. "It's really fine that you found a good archivist to do the basically difficult and at times harrowing work of cleaning out old papers. I hope you keep her digging into all the old boxes as long as there is ONE left."
Author: M.F.K. Fisher
9. "Ro trails his hands against the wall as he walks. The archivists look at him as he passes. Ro is good at irritating people; he'll find the one thing you don't want him to do, and do it every time. It's one of his many gifts."
Author: Margaret Stohl
10. "Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist, a biographer."
Author: Mary Schmich
11. "I have 17 full-time archivists working for me who put away in books all the diversity of artwork I do, from drawing to etching to monotypes to prints to lithographs."
Author: Peter Max

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