Sven Birkerts Quotes

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What reading does, ultimately, is keep alive the dangerous and exhilarating idea that life is not a sequence of lived moments, but a destiny. -Sven Birkerts
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If anything has changed about my reading over the years, it is that I value the state a book puts me in more that I value the specific contents. -Sven Birkerts
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A poem is a construction of inner space. Language is to inner space as light is to material space. -Sven Birkerts
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If literature survives at all, it is as retreat for those who refuse to assimilate to American mass culture. -Sven Birkerts
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A book is solitude, privacy; it is a way of holding the self apart from the crush of the outer world. -Sven Birkerts
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