Birthday - 31 December - Holbrook Jackson

Literary Birthday – 31 December – Holbrook Jackson

Holbrook Jackson was born 31 December 1874 and died 16 June 1948.

Nine Quotes

  1. Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.
  2. Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.
  3. Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
  4. A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
  5. Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.
  6. Book-love, I say again, lasts throughout life, it never flags or fails, but, like Beauty itself, is a joy forever.
  7. No man is ever old enough to know better.
  8. Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest form of cowardice.
  9. Your library is your portrait.

Holbrook Jackson was a British journalist, writer and publisher. He was recognised as one of the leading bibliophiles of his time. His works include The Anatomy of BibliomaniaThe Reading of Books, and The Fear of Books.


Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882–1966), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 31st December 2014