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Autobiography Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Autobiography are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

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A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

 

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane

I won't write my autobiography because I never had
an affair with Frank Sinatra,
and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone.
- Celia Johnson

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer,
a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
- P. J. O'Rourke


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There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
- Thomas Szasz

I have been commissioned to write an autobiography
and I would be grateful to any of your readers who
could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974.
- Jeffrey Bernard

Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the
truth about other people.
- Philip Guedalla

There may be a point where I may decide to write an autobiography.
- Pamela Stephenson

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.
- Boris Becker

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters,
a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza,
the Self.
- W. H. Auden

My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
- Sidney Poitier

The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography -
will always have this incompleteness.
- V. S. Naipaul

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding:
it is the deepest part of autobiography.
- Robert Penn Warren

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
- Herbert Samuel

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone.
It is an orphan form.
- John Berger

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
- John Grigg

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.
- Ann Coulter

I believe there's only one autobiography you can do.
- John McEnroe

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable,
so with autobiography.
- Hilaire Belloc

All autobiography is self-indulgent.
- Daphne du Maurier

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with
the last installment missing.
- Quentin Crisp

I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
- June Foray

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his
own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
- Roald Dahl

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
- Steven Wright

A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde

I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
- Kathy Griffin

When my mother left her second husband,
she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about
its writer except his memory.
- Franklin P. Jones

I would like to read some books: I don't have time;
I would like to continue working on my autobiography.
- Gunther Schuller

And then I wrote my first autobiography when I -
well,
it was 23 years ago.
And since then I've written about one book every two years.
- Joan Collins

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal.
It's an ongoing autobiography.
I started it when I was in my early 30s,
and I just keep going.
- Harvey Pekar

I have a children's book already out and my autobiography.
- Della Reese

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world -
God and yourself.
The Bible is the story of God and man,
a love story in which you and I must write our own ending,
our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
- Fulton Oursler

It means that no matter what you write,
be it a biography, an autobiography,
a detective novel,
or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction
as soon as you write it down.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies.
He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff,
he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography.
There's an awful lot of things he knows about me,
all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
- David Carradine

I've been asked to write an autobiography,
and I've started it a couple of times,
on different angles, and maybe one day I will,
but you know what? There's time for that because I'd
like to have the whole story.
- John Saxon

So an autobiography about death should include,
in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events -
pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution
that drove my mother to come here.
- Harold Brodkey

I was trying to write an autobiography using prints
and patterns that reference emotional,
psychological, and personal development in my work,
as a person growing up, figuring out who I was.
I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
- Jim Hodges

After reading Eminem's autobiography,
which I did because I'm so interested in him as an artist,
I respect him a lot.
Even though he seems angry and mad, he's had to fight
so many demons in his life.
- Taryn Manning

I've been working on my autobiography,
just pecking away in longhand.
The more you write, the more you remember.
The more you remember, the more detail you recall.
It's not all pleasant!
- Pat Morita

I don't want to know about my biggest idols.
I don't want to read their autobiographies,
I don't want to find out what they're really like.
- Meg White

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -
the book of their deeds,
the book of their words and the book of their art.
- John Ruskin

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson

I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Autobiographies are only as useful
as the lives you read about and analyze
may suggest to you something that
you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who,
when they write their autobiographies,
always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly
remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me,
etc.
- George Seaton

Actually, that's one of the things I was thinking about
writing a story about me,
loosely based or autobiographical.
I just don't want to be like some people that are in
their twenties and writing autobiographies.
- Matthew McGrory

The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole
more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades,
but the freakish best sellers among them are least
likely to withstand the test of time.
- Harold Acton

Next to the writer of real estate advertisements,
the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
- Donal Henahan

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment,
then ask, "What's next?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
- David Starr Jordan

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
- Emo Phillips

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles


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