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Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron
But I hate things all fiction ... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric—and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
GGeorge Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, April 2, 1817, to publisher John Murray. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).
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