Quotes: autobiography

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
    Fawn M. Brodie
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    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.
  • V.S. Naipaul
    V.S. Naipaul
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    An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.
    Source: The Writer and the World (2012) 225
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
    Quentin Crisp
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    An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
  • Boris Becker
    Boris Becker
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    An autobiography is not about pictures; it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
    John Berger
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    Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
    Havelock Ellis
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    Every artist writes his own autobiography.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
  • For what is a poem, but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding. It is the deepest part of autobiography.
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel Goldwyn
    American producer 1884-1974
    Samuel Goldwyn
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    I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
    Philip Roth
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    I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.
  • Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter
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    In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has. She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just for the Palin autobiography.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.
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