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 life
Love at first sight is a revival of an infantile impression. The first love object reappears in a different disguise.wilhelm stekel
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
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing.Quentin Crisp
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
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
A dog cannot relate his autobiography; however eloquently he may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were honest but poor.bertrand russell
Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.
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
Anyone who has read Yeats’s wonderful autobiography will remember his Sligo shabby, shadowed, half country and half sea, full of confused romance, superstition, poverty, eccentricity, unrecognized anachronism, passion and ignorance and the little boy’s misery. Yeats was treated well but was bitterly unhappy; he prayed that he would die, and used often to say to himself: “When you are grown up, never talk as grown-up people do of the happiness of childhood.”Randall Jarrell
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.george orwell