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George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication.
British author 1892-1983
All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
Scottish physician, satirist and polymath 1667-1735
Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.
Arthur James Balfour
British statesman of the Conservative Party 1848-1930
Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.
English writer 1894-1963
I think that fiction. history and biography are immensely important, because they provide a picture of life now and of life in the past.
American actor and musician 1954-
I'm narrating the television series Biography. I'm still involved in my music - I have a new album out. I have an animated project in development. I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one of them is going to become a six or seven year project.
British writer 1815-1882
In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
British author 1892-1983
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
British Writer 1938-
Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.
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