Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

What a strange thing is the propagation of life! A bubble of seed which may be spilt in a whore's lap, or in the orgasm of a voluptuous dream, might (for aught we know) have formed a Caesar or a Buonaparte—there is nothing remarkable recorded of their sires, that I know of.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. (Written 1821-1822). Detached Thoughts, vol. 9, no. 102, Byron's Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1979).
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