In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink.
Lockhart's Life of Walter Scott may be said to be the most admirable biography in the English language, after Boswell's Samuel Johnson.john gibson lockhart
[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
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.john updike
There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.thomas carlyle
Scientologists are at war with a member of their own family - the outspoken niece of the church's powerful leader, David Miscavige. Jenna Hill Miscavige, 24, the daughter of David's older brother Ron, recently came out in support of Andrew Morton's "Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized biography," and slammed the star for "supporting a religion that tears apart families, both in the media and monetarily." Since then, Jenna claims she's been subjected to harassment.david miscavige
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
There is properly no history; only biography.
We have escapist fiction?why not escapist biography?john kenneth galbraith
What's bad about my biography? My father was a worker, my brothers, too, and I have always honestly served my country.hovhannes bagramyan
She doesn't get to say much in the official biography —I believe they are out of wine, etc.,practical things —watching with one eye as he goes about the worldcalling himself The Son Of Man.anne carson
The biography of a minister is bound to be a work of moral and political importance.francisco luís gomes
Patchwork? Ah, no! It was memory, imagination, history, biography, joy, sorrow, philosophy, religion, romance, realism, life, love and death; and over all, like a halo, the love of the artist for his work and the soul's longing for earthly immortality.eliza calvert hall
Unselfish and noble acts are the most radiant epochs in the biography of souls.thomas david
D.M. Turner: 1962-1997 Brief biography at Erowid.orgd.m. turner
Jonathan Wells biography from the Discovery Institutejonathan wells
The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction. It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.rachel carson
May I therefore acknowledge the tender glow of health induced by reading, as I sat here in the morning sun, the flattering attention paid me by your gentleman of ready wreath and quick biography!Whistler
Unselfish and noble acts are the most radiant epochs in the biography of souls.
A photograph is a biography of a moment .
Brief biography at Spartacus.schoolnet Trotsky archive at Marxists.org
Wales was criticized in 2005 for editing his own biography in Wikipedia, downplaying the pornographic nature of Bomis and minimizing Sanger's role as cofounder of Wikipedia.
biography is now more or less a branch of psychiatry.CliveWilliam Aslet
The art of biography Is different from Geography. Geography is about Maps, But biography is about Chaps.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Anthony Lewis's Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A biography of the First Amendment offers a lucid and engaging overview of American free-speech law. The former Nieman Fellow has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, and this volume puts the skills that earned him those accolades much on display. Again and again, he brings to life the dramatis personae in leading cases, plucks out moving or telling quotations, and explains who won and who lost in order to provide a clear introduction to First Amendment doctrine.
Anthony Lewis' Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A biography of the First Amendment is a succinct and eloquent account of our nation's history of struggle with this seemingly simple concept of freedom of expression. As we know, it is not simple, and the struggle continues. Lewis presents the conflicts inherent in this guarantee of free speech and a free press and makes clear the complexities and implications of our evolving interpretation.
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