Quotes by biography

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  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
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    My first biography written in '73 was not 'Journey To The Moon.' It was 'Return To Earth.' Because for me, that was the more difficult task - disappointment.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
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    One anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography.
  • Bernard Malamud
    Bernard Malamud
    American novelist 1914-1986
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    One can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.
    Source: Dubins Lives p. 27.
  • William Ellery Channing
    William Ellery Channing
    American Unitarian minister 1780-1842
    William Ellery Channing
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    One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell
    English novelist 1905-2000
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    People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
  • Aharon Appelfeld
    Aharon Appelfeld
    Israeli writer 1932-2018
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    The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
  • Leon Edel
    Leon Edel
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    The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
    C. Wright Mills
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    The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society.
    Source: The Sociological Imagination (1959)
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
    Thomas Szasz
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    There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    There is properly no history; only biography.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
    Carter G. Woodson
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    Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
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