The Quotable Librarian 1

“Now you’re in trouble. You owe 25 cents.”

Out of the mouths of reel librarians… Laugh, cry, sigh, enjoy!


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969):


This is a library. Not a fun fair!

Isla Cameron as Miss McKenzie (school librarian)
Screenshot from 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' (1969)
Screenshot from ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ (1969)

Love Story (1970):


You have your own library, preppy.

Ali MacGraw as Jenny Cavalleri (student library assistant)
Screenshot from 'Love Story' (1970)
Screenshot from ‘Love Story’ (1970)

Pump Up the Volume (1990):


Now you’re in trouble. You owe 25 cents.

Samantha Mathis as Nora Diniro (student library assistant)
Screenshot from 'Pump Up the Volume' (1990)
Screenshot from ‘Pump Up the Volume’ (1990)

The Mummy (1998):


Look, I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure seeker, or a gun fighter… But I am proud of what I am. I… am a librarian!
[then falls over drunk]

Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan (Egyptologist librarian)

The Philadelphia Story (1940):


What does thee wish?

Hilda Plowright as Quaker Librarian (public librarian)
Screenshot from 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940)
Screenshot from ‘The Philadelphia Story’ (1940)

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002):


If an item does not appear in our records, it does not exist!

Alethea McGrath as Jocasta Nu (archives librarian)
Screenshot from 'Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones' (2002)
Screenshot from ‘Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ (2002)

Party Girl (1995):


He’s not a dick, he’s a patron.

Sasha von Scherler as Judy Lindendorf (public librarian)
Screenshot from 'Party Girl' (1995)
Screenshot from ‘Party Girl’ (1995)

Sources used:


  • Love Story. Dir. Arthur Hiller. Perf. Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland. Paramount, 1970.
  • The Mummy. Dir. Stephen Sommers. Perf. Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo. Universal, 1999.
  • Party Girl. Dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Perf. Parker Posey, Sasha von Scherler, Guillermo Diaz, Liev Schreiber. First Look, 1995.
  • The Philadelphia Story. Dir. George Cukor. Perf. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young. MGM, 1940.
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Dir. Ronald Neame. Perf. Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin. 20th Century Fox, 1969.
  • Pump Up the Volume. Dir. Allan Moyle. Perf. Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Jeff Chamberlain. New Line Cinema, 1992.
  • Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Dir. George Lucas. Perf. Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson. 20th Century Fox, 2002.
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Author: Jennifer

Librarian, blogger, movie lover

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