Autobiography Quotes

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.

Federico Fellini

Gardens are a form of autobiography.

Sydney Eddison

The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness.

V. S. Naipaul

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory.

Jonathan Lethem

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

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.

Thomas Szasz

There may be a point where I may decide to write an autobiography.

Pamela Stephenson

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.

Bob Kane

When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.

David Antin

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Havelock Ellis

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

Who ever heard, indeed, of an autobiography that was not (interesting)? I can recall none in all the literature of the world

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Lord Altrincham

Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.

Donal Henahan

People once said they were "in" psychoanalysis, meaning they were committed to a long immersion. In a sense, they were writing their autobiographies.

R. Z. Sheppard

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography

Stephen Wright

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

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography

Federico Fellini

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography

Evelyn Waugh

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.

Paul Murray Kendall

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

Theodor Haecker

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.

Fawn M. Brodie

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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