Autobiography Quotes

All autobiography is self-indulgent.

Daphne du Maurier

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

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

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

Quentin Crisp

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

Herbert Samuel

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

Franklin P. Jones

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

John Berger

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

Philip Guedalla

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

John Grigg

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.

Humphrey Carpenter

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

W. H. Auden

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

Robert Penn Warren

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

John McEnroe

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

June Foray

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

Gunther Schuller

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

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

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

Hilaire Belloc

One of the most attractive things about writing your autobiography is that you're not dead.

Joseph Barbera

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

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

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

Abraham J. Heschel

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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