The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography - will always have this incompleteness.
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.
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.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
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.
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
People once said they were "in" psychoanalysis, meaning they were committed to a long immersion. In a sense, they were writing their autobiographies.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography
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.
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
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.
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