Augustine Birrell Quotes

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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.
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Libraries are not made; they grow.

— Augustine Birrell

The man who has a library of his own collection is able to contemplate himself objectively, and is justified in believing in his own existence.

— Augustine Birrell

Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

— Augustine Birrell

That great dust-heap called 'history'.

— Augustine Birrell

It is the Mass that matters.

— Augustine Birrell

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

— Augustine Birrell

It can never be wrong to give pleasure.

— Augustine Birrell

A poet's soul must contain the perfect shape of all things good, wise and just. His body must be spotless and without blemish, his life pure, his thoughts high, his studies intense.

— Augustine Birrell

Great is bookishness and the charm of books.

— Augustine Birrell

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

— Augustine Birrell

Is this true or only clever?

— Augustine Birrell

Few men can afford to be angry.

— Augustine Birrell

It is the Mass the matters.

— Augustine Birrell

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