Love at first sight is a revival of an infantile impression. The first love object reappears in a different disguise.
Her poetry is the diary or autobiography though few diaries or autobiographies compare with it for intentional and, especially, unintentional truth of an acute psychologist, a wonderful rhetorician, and one of the most individual writers who ever lived, one of those best able to express experience at its most nearly absolute.
An autobiography is obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.Quentin Crisp
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.Quentin Crisp
...an autobiography is the truest of all books; for while it inevitably consists mainly of extinctions of the truth, shirkings of the truth, partial revealments of the truth, with hardly an instance of plain straight truth, the remorseless truth is there, between the lines, where the author-cat is raking dust upon it which hides from the disinterested spectator neither it nor its smell... the result being that the reader knows the author in spite of his wily diligences.mark twain
What is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self- understanding? It is the deepest part of autobiography.Robert Penn Warren
Only when onehas lost all curiosity has onereached the age to write an autobiography.
All fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction.shirley abbott
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. [...] For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form—it may be called fleeting or eternal—is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.walter benjamin
Prep school, public school, university: these now tedious influences standardize English autobiography, giving the educated Englishman the sad if fascinating appearance of a stuffed bird of sly and beady eye in some old seaside museum. The fixation on school has become a class trait. It manifests itself as a mixture of incurious piety and parlour game.v. s pritchett
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.evelyn waugh
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can be only a footnote.yevgeny yevtushenko
A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man's unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.mary antin
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster ’s autobiography.Federico Fellini
We also know that Julian too received frequent visitors, as is attested by the autobiography of another fervent Christian of her time, Margery Kempe, who went to Norwich in 1413 to receive advice on her spiritual lifemargery kempe
A dog cannot relate his autobiography; however eloquently he may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were honest but poor.bertrand russell
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. [...] For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form it may be called fleeting or eternal is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.walter benjamin
A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
However, in that autobiography Hobson did confess that he now thought that the emphasis on economic causation in Imperialism: A Study was overdone and that more emphasis should have been placed on the 'lust for power' with economic gains seen as a means of exercising power rather an end in themselves.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.Federico Fellini
The way I would live my life is: never do something in real life that I would not want to write about in my autobiography.siddharth katragadda
autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.