Quotes by Augustine Birrell

Any 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

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No man is demolished but by himself.

Richard Bently

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.

William Fullbright

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

Paul Beatty

I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.

William F Claire

Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.

John Milton

With silence favor me. (Favete Linguis)

Horace »

I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I'd just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts »