Quotes by autobiography
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Irish writer 1854-1900
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.
Fawn M. Brodie
American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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.
Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer 1932-2018
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
English writer and actor 1908-1999
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
German tennis player 1967-
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.
English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
British psychologist 1859-1939
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
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.
American producer 1884-1974
I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
American Novelist 1933-
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.
Engels writer 1948-
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.
American far-right media pundit and author 1961-
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.
American Novelist 1933-
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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