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Autobiography Quotes

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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Yevgeny Yevtushenko
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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That's for the autobiography,
Aishwarya Rai
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Oscar Wilde
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde
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Or the autobiography ? which I don't think anybody is interested in buying ? and there's also the film and television rights.
Jim Robinson
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I always have a desire of writing an Autobiography.But,there's one question that bothers me a lot.I'm confused of when I should do this task,after having been famous or would I become famous after publishing it?
Nishi Silva
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Alex Haley
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Who ever heard, indeed, of an autobiography that was not (interesting)? I can recall none in all the literature of the world
H.L. Mencken,
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I've called these letters pages out of our national autobiography.
Andrew Carroll
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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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All autobiography is self-indulgent.
Daphne Maurier
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The New York Times bestseller list only has four categories. There ought to be a fifth category for autobiography. Or perhaps we should call it handicapped nonfiction.
Tom Wolfe
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Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as ''Call Me God'') to KCMG (''Kindly Call Me God'') to GCMG (''God Calls Me God'').
Anthony Sampson
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Virgin Books will be publishing an autobiography. But it is relatively early days. We still need to proceed to a final contract.
Will Whitehorn
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There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
William Trevor
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I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.
Philip Roth
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Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
Katherine Paterson
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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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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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Barbara Ehrenreich
My Turn is the distilled bathwater of Mrs. Reagan's life. It is for the most part sweetish, with a tart edge of rebuke, but disappointingly free of dirt or particulate matter of any kind.
Barbara Ehrenreich
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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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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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