Augustine Birrell Quotes

A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.

Augustine Birrell

A great library easily begets affection, which may deepen into love.

Augustine Birrell

An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books..and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

Augustine Birrell

It can never be wrong to give pleasure.

Augustine Birrell

There were no books in Eden, and there will be none in heaven;

Augustine Birrell

Personally, I am dead against the burning of books.

Augustine Birrell

Great is bookishness and the charm of books.

Augustine Birrell

Words are women, deeds are men.

Augustine Birrell

It is pleasant to be admitted into the birth-chamber of a great idea destined to be translated into action.

Augustine Birrell

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