Autobiography Quotes

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.

Hilaire Belloc

It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world - God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.

Fulton Oursler

I would like to read some books: I don't have time; I would like to continue working on my autobiography.

Gunther Schuller

I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.

Jim Hodges

I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.

June Foray

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

I believe there's only one autobiography you can do.

John McEnroe

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.

Robert Penn Warren

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.

W. H. Auden

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.

Humphrey Carpenter

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.

John Grigg

Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.

Philip Guedalla

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.

John Berger

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

Franklin P. Jones

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.

Herbert Samuel

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

Quentin Crisp

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.

Roald Dahl

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It\'s an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going.

Harvey Pekar

All autobiography is self-indulgent.

Daphne du Maurier

A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man\'s unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.

Mary Antin

Gardens are a form of autobiography

Sydney Eddison

The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.

Abraham J. Heschel

That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography.

Oscar Wilde

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