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Memoirs Quotes

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

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

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Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.
- Frank Harris

In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows,
too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels.
- Gerald Clarke

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson


Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
- George Meredith

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
- Tom Robbins

My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days,
after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
- Manuel Puig

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I will leave no memoirs.
- Comte de Lautreamont

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

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

I had read too many memoirs that were written after
the writer or the director was past his or her prime.
- Joe Eszterhas

Anyone who believes you can't change history has never
tried to write his memoirs.
- David Ben-Gurion

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.
- Anthony Powell

I have always distrusted memoir.
I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction.
It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it.
Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
- Armistead Maupin

I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a
year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs,
and had we known what we were putting off for a year,
we might not have put it off.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

We were developing an innovative Personal Information
Manager called Chandler but a couple years ago I took
off from that to do a project writing down my memoirs essentially,
reminiscing about the development of the Macintosh.
- Andy Hertzfeld

The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never
had any fixed aim before my eyes,
and that my system, if it can be called a system,
has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life,
trusting to the wind wherever it led.
- Giacomo Casanova

I'm a layperson.
I barely got out of high school.
I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life.
I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Maybe I will write a memoir, perhaps I'll do some essays,
or maybe I will write a mystery story.
- David Herbert Donald

Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry,
often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray
area between memoir and novel.
- Leslie Fiedler

Now I say I'm a diarist with an explanation I'll get back to you on.
Someday I may try and write in memoir form.
- Carrie Fisher

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth.
I think you have to be as true to your memory and your
experience as you possibly can.
- David Leavitt

I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant
to write a memoir than it was.
- Jim Harrison

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today,
it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a
television show than a serious novelist.
- David Halberstam

Life Among the Savages is a disrespectful memoir of my children.
- Shirley Jackson

Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir,
I really want it to be true.
- Augusten Burroughs

I read The Bell Jar, and then I read her memoir and her diaries,
and a third book, an outside opinion.
Just the way she made the pillows so neat on the oven door.
It just seems to be the opposite of,
if you're going to take your life,
in a horrible rage it happens.
- Paul Westerberg

That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid,
something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet.
And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect
and investigate in this memoir project.
- Alison Bechdel

My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life,
will be followed by 'Singing Lessons',
a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing,
which talks about the death of my son and the hope
that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.
- Judy Collins

I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex,
but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has
become such a monumental force in American publishing,
if not in literature.
- Leslie Fiedler

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers,
I can barely log on!
- Jonathan Shapiro

It was all men, and there I was prancing around in
gowns that barely got past the censors.
- Karen Morley

I remember, especially like when I was in high school,
going to see like Dawn of the Dead and it was like
mayhem in the theater and you could barely even watch the movie.
It was so fun.
- Rob Zombie

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars -
when most men can barely go a minute without declaring
war in their minds about someone they know.
- Thomas Aquinas

Rock is about finding who you are.
You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all.
You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
- Gene Simmons

Players lose you games, not tactics.
There's so much crap talked about tactics by people
who barely know how to win at dominoes.
- Brian Clough

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
- Charles Baudelaire

Sometimes when we are generous in small,
barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
- Margaret Cho

We barely missed killing Bin Laden.
There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him.
We rolled up terrorist cells.
We stopped the millennium bombings.
- Sidney Blumenthal

When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet,
which is to be barely known at all.
- Howard Nemerov

I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight
with my husband because I'll just start crying instead.
- Gwen Stefani

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family.
That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future.
That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
- Thomas Carper

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.
- Tom Petty

My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition.
You know, it's very little money.
- O. J. Simpson

I'm unqualified for anything else.
I'm barely qualified for this.
- Catherine Keener

You can't make a living as a playwright.
You can barely scrape by.
- Sam Shepard

Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights,
brightly illuminating the past.
But looking forward things are barely discernible.
- Hermann Oberth

It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court
when people were trying to get me off.
- William O. Douglas

We were born to die and we die to live.
As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth;
we fully flower in heaven.
- Russell M. Nelson

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.
- John White Geary

Prayer is translation.
A man translates himself into a child asking for all
there is in a language he has barely mastered.
- Leonard Cohen

All God's children are not beautiful.
Most of God's children are, in fact,
barely presentable.
- Fran Lebowitz

Aww, come on man, I can barely handle 6 strings.
- Kenny Hickey

At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book,
but fully engaged with writing screenplays,
so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head -
is barely formed yet.
- Rose Tremain

These movies are like my kids.
I just love them to death.
Some of them go to Harvard and some of them can barely graduate high school.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

There is barely a country in the world where you will be completely safe.
- Michael Palin

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

Coming from a barely clothed childhood as a swimmer
makes me really comfortable with my body.
- Estella Warren

When not deeply engaged in creative activities,
or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty.
My heart hurt.
I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost,
barely existing.
- Judith Wright

From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything.
- Natalie Wood

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with
the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to
wander across the room and look at the thermostat.
- Terence McKenna

The discoloration is very minimal.
I have not turned blue.
The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely
near what the news media are saying.
It is barely noticeable.
- Stan Jones

I don't know why I don't watch a lot of movies;
I can barely keep up with the things my friends are in.
There isn't enough time in life.
- Meryl Streep

The players never think they project enough.
In a hall that seats 3,300 people, it's a very scary
thing to play so quietly that you can barely hear yourself.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Today, barely 5 percent of all containers coming into
the United States through our ports are scanned.
- Alcee Hastings

You can't very well live in a castle while your kin
is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food.
Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them,
- Martha Reeves

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