Autobiography Quotes

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"Don't give your opinions about Art and the Purpose of Life. They are of little interest and, anyway, you can't express them. Don't analyze yourself. Give the relevant facts and let your readers make their own judgments. Stick to your story. It is not the most important subject in history but it is one about which you are uniquely qualified to speak." Evelyn Waugh
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Benjamin Franklin

"An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory." Benjamin Franklin
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"The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance." Abraham Heschel
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"I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography." Stephen Wright
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"For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography." Robert Warren
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"It is a thrill to be publishing the autobiography of a truly iconic figure whose life story will be of interest to millions of people around the world." Stephen Rubin
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George Orwell

"An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." George Orwell
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Walter Benjamin

"Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of." Walter Benjamin
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Samuel Goldwyn

"I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead." Samuel Goldwyn
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American Producer    Autobiography   

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"My autobiography now offers me the chance to lay down my life story and place recent events in proper context, ... I have had a long and lumbering life -- this book will take time." Pete Townshend
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"I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974." Jeffrey Bernard
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Autobiography    British Journalist   

Henry A. Kissinger

"I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850." Henry A. Kissinger
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Autobiography    Books And Reading   

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"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form." John Berger
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Autobiography    English Artist   

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"[In his autobiography] Sadaharu Oh, a Zen Way of Baseball, ... acquire the body of a rock." Sadaharu Oh
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"No, no, I will write no autobiography. I do not believe that someone can write a perfectly honest autobiography." Christa Wolf
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"[As revealing as anything in Fowler's autobiography is the claim that his financial advisor, George Scott, encouraged Peter Ridsdale to walk away when the bidding reached double figures. It was, he said, a crazy price, but on November 29 the deal was done.] If they had been a bit tougher in the transfer market, they could have got me for half that, ... It was crazy and maybe typical of what was going on." Robbie Fowler
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"It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning." Philip Roth
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Autobiography    Childhood   

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"I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story." Cilla Black
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Autobiography    British Musician   

Raymond Chandler

"There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism." Raymond Chandler
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Autobiography    Honesty   

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"Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another." Augusto Bastos
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