Biography Quotes


73 Biography quotes:



"Early to bed,early to rise,makes a man healthy,wealthy and wise"
Author: Franklin Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I. -men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep-hole and missing laundry list school. Every young English professor sees gold in them dirty sheets now. Imagine what they can do with the soiled sheets of four legal beds by the same writer and you can see why their tongues are slavering."
"Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him."
Author: Johnson Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs."
Author: Rogers Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of a man - the biography of the man himself cannot be written"
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
"There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy."
"Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable."
"I can find my biography in every fable that I read"
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"There is properly no history; only biography"
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"There is properly no history; only biography."
Author: Emerson Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"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."
Author: Bowen Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music with Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it was another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii."
Author: Morial Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"[A flaneur is] a sentient ambler through urban space, ... Paris: The Biography of a City."
Author: Jones Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"[Long ago, in his biography of seminal jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, my great-uncle Alan Lomax equated the city's contribution to American music to Florence's involvement in the arts of the Renaissance. But it is another city in Italy that seems closer to the mark now.] We've lost our city, ... I fear it's potentially like Pompeii."
Author: Morial Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Discretion is not the better part of biography."
"I was ready to do a biography, ... But obviously, I was challenged by the daunting prospect of getting him to do it. I had no real confidence. There was nothing about my approach that I thought would convince him."
Author: Hansen Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that."
Author: Porter Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler."
Author: Horace Quotes Category: Biography Quotes


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