Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

It is a damned place—to be sure—but the only one in the world (at least in the English world) for fun—though I have seen parts of the globe that I like better—still upon the whole it is the completest either to help one in feeling oneself alive, or forgetting that one is so.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Letter, March 1, 1816. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie Marchand (1973-1981).
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