History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.
[L]ife, individual or collective, personal or historic, is the one entity in the universe whose substance is compact of danger, of adventure. It is, in the strict sense of the word, drama. … [T]he primary, radical meaning of life appears when it is employed in the sense not of biology, but of biography. For the very strong reason that the whole of biology is quite definitely only a chapter in certain biographies, it is what biologists do in the portion of their lives open to biography.josé ortega y gasset
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.thomas carlyle
Inthehistorian'sview biography isa kindoffrogspawn it takes ten thousand biographies to make one small history.Michael de Courcy Fraser Holroyd
It was all those biographies in me yelling, “We want out. We want to tell you what we’ve done to you.”Bernard Malamud
Loss is not without its curious advantages for the artist. Major traumatic breaks are pretty common in the biographies of artists I respect.william ford gibson
By the study of their biographies, we receive each man as a guest into our minds, and we seem to understand their character as the result of a personal acquaintance, because we have obtained from their acts the best and most important means of forming an opinion about them. "What greater pleasure could'st thou gain than this?" What more valuable for the elevation of our own character?Plutarch
Carlyle uttered a pregnant truth when he said that the history of any country is in the biographies of the men who made it.Andrew Dickson White
We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. People that do not laugh or cry, or take more of anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary-words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't care most for those flat pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium.