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All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
~ Dorothy Parker | ( U.S. short-story writer and poet. ) | 1893-1967 | Autobiography
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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.
~ George Orwell | ( British novelist, essayist, and critic. ) | 1903-1950 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.
~ Italo Calvino | ( Italian writer and novelist. ) | 1923 - 1985 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
~ Salvador DalA­ | ( Spanish surrealist painter. ) | 1904-1989 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Autobiography
quotes Division : American poets   
     
I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
That which resembles most living one's life over again, seems to be to recall all the circumstances of it; and, to render this remembrance more durable, to record them in writing.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
The remarkable thing is that it is the crowded life that is most easily remembered. A life full of turns, achievements, disappointments, surprises, and crises is a life full of landmarks. The empty life has even its few details blurred, and cannot be remembered with certainty.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Autobiography
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.
~ Raymond Chandler | ( U.S. writer of detective fiction. ) | 1888-1959 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Crime Writers   
     
When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do -- well, that's Memoirs.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Autobiography
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians