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.
There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
There may be a point where I may decide to write an autobiography.
This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this would be a good time to sound off about myself, as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
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.
Who ever heard, indeed, of an autobiography that was not (interesting)? I can recall none in all the literature of the world
Autobiography is now as common as adultery, and hardly less reprehensible.
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.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography
The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography
On the trail of another man, the biographer must put up with finding himself at every turn; any biography uneasily shelters an autobiography within it.
One of the most arrogant undertakings, to my mind, is to write the biography of a man which pretends to go beyond external facts and gives the inmost motives. One of the most mendacious is autobiography
A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
I believe there's only one autobiography you can do.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography
So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here.
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.
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.