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.
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.Catherine Drinker bowen
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
The art of biography Is different from Geography. Geography is about Maps, But biography is about Chaps.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
How gently, wisely, and justly G MYoung deals with him. That is not the way to write biography.Dean Gooderham Acheson
It is unlikely that anyone will write his biography, but he will be enshrined in10,000 indexes.Henry Southworth Allen
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
No social study that does not come back to the problems of biography, of history and of their intersections within a society has completed its intellectual journey.
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
One can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.Bernard Malamud
Brief biography at The Center for International EducationEugene McCarthy
Brief biography at the Guelph Civic Museum biography at the Dictionary of Canadian biography Online Works by John McCrae at Project Gutenbergjohn mccrae
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
Ironically, Henry James' biography comforts me & I long to make known to him his posthumous reputation he wrote, in pain, gave all his life (which is more than I could think of doing I have Ted, will have children but few friends) & the critics insulted & mocked him, readers didn't read him.Sylvia Plath
Obituary at The National Academies Press Nobelprize.org biography Roger W. Sperry - Autobiography The Roger W. Sperry Siteroger wolcott sperry
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
When I read the book, the biography famous, And is this then (said I) what the author calls a man's life? And so will some one when I am dead and gone write my life? (As if any man really knew aught of my life, Why even I myself I often think know little or nothing of my real life, Only a few hints, a few diffused faint clews and indirections I seek for my own use to trace out here.)
For 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
MacTutor Profile at University of St. Andrews William Thomson's biography Lord Kelvin onlinewilliam thomson
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.