Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem—and in my esteem age is not estimable.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Published in Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 9, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1979). Detached Thoughts, no. 72 (1821-1822).
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