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"In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink." Catherine Bowen
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"[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music with Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it was another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii." Marc Morial
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"[A flaneur is] a sentient ambler through urban space, ... Paris: The Biography of a City." Colin Jones
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"[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music to Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it is another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii." Marc Morial
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"Discretion is not the better part of biography." Lytton Strachey
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"All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life." Rebecca West
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"I was ready to do a biography, ... But obviously, I was challenged by the daunting prospect of getting him to do it. I had no real confidence. There was nothing about my approach that I thought would convince him." James Hansen
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"I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that." Katherine Porter
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"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler." Horace
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I can find my biography in every fable that I read" Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"This is not a biography, ... It's just stories, you know. And the ones I chose to leave out need a lot more detail." Cher
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"No one had done a biography of General Blunt before. He seemed interesting enough to sustain the book, and I found some interesting things about him that haven't appeared in other histories of the area that had mentioned General Blunt." Robert Collins
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"This is the best biography by me I have ever read." Lawrence Welk
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"The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip." Leon Edel
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Benjamin Franklin

"Early to bed,early to rise,makes a man healthy,wealthy and wise" Benjamin Franklin
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Jacqueline Onassis

"I want to live my life, not record it." Jacqueline Onassis
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"In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise." Anthony Trollope
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"My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life." Justin Hayward
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"Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense." Fawn M. Brodie
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Thomas Carlyle

"If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... ''Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear.''" Thomas Carlyle
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Ernest Hemingway

"I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I. -men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep-hole and missing laundry list school. Every young English professor sees gold in them dirty sheets now. Imagine what they can do with the soiled sheets of four legal beds by the same writer and you can see why their tongues are slavering." Ernest Hemingway
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Birth: 1940-11-27 Death: 1973-07-20

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