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George Gordon Byron
(1788-1824) born on
Jan 22
English poet. He wrote many romantic narrative poems, including "Childe Harold's Pilgrimagae," 1812.
         
   
F
I really cannot know whether I am or am not the Genius you are pleased to call me, but I am very willing to put up with the mistake, if it be one.

R
For in itself a thought,
A slumbering thought, is capable of years,
And curdles a long life into one hour.
A
I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
N
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. As to that regular, uninterrupted love of writing. I do not understand it. I feel it as a torture, which I must get rid of, but never as a pleasure. On the contrary, I think composition a great pain.
K
In general I do not draw well with literary men -- not that I dislike them but I never know what to say to them after I have praised their last publication..
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 10 Jun 1822, to Isaac D'Israeli.
R: "The Dream," sct. 1, 1816.
A: Letter, 20 Jan. 1811; in "Byron's Letters and Journals," vol. 2, ed. by Leslie A. Marchand, 1973-81.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: "Detached Thoughts," no. 53, 1821
   


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