Autobiography Quotes

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 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

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

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

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.

Harold Brodkey

Gardens are a form of autobiography.

Sydney Eddison

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

John McEnroe
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