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◆ From the ages of 8-18, me and my family moved around a lot. Mostly we would just stretch, but occasionally one of us would actually get up to go to the fridge.
- Jarod Kintz100
◆ A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde100
◆ I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn99
◆ There is properly no history; only biography
- Ralph Waldo Emerson99
◆ 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 Manning99
◆ Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
- Philip Guedalla99
◆ I'm not spitting in my own soup, I love having spent my life thinking about these things-but you don't have to know anything about his life, even though I've just written a biography!
- Stephen Greenblatt99
◆ 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 Brodkey99
◆ I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
- John Irving99
◆ The art of biography is different from geography. Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
- Edmund Clerihew Bentley99
◆ I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
- Richard Attenborough99
◆ Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
- John Arbuthnot99
◆ Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
- Arthur Balfour99
◆ No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
- Thomas Carlyle99
◆ Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.
- Evelyn Waugh99

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