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Wonderfully Romantic Quotes By Lord Byron

By January 22, 2016April 19th, 2019Authors, Quotations

Lord Byron, (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement, he is best known for his long, narrative style poetry ( Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage) but for this blog we’ve used poetic licence and taken snippets and excerpts of his poetry, alongside more traditional quotes to celebrate the poet.

“In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.”

“All who joy would win
Must share it — Happiness was born a twin.”

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…”

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”

“But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.”

“Tis strange,-but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction: if it could be told, How much would novels gain by the exchange! How differently the world would men behold!” 

“The light of love, the purity of grace, The mind, the Music breathing from her face, The heart whose softness harmonised the whole — And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!”

“To be perfectly original one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”

“Here we are and there we go:—but where?”

Such a beautiful turn of phrase don’t you think? Byron has always been a favourite of mine and the quotes above are, in my view, utterly divine.

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