Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 3, entry for December 7, 1813, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1974).
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