Biography Quotes

65 Biography quotes:

"No one had done a biography of General Blunt before. He seemed interesting enough to sustain the book, and I found some interesting things about him that haven't appeared in other histories of the area that had mentioned General Blunt."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"This is the best biography by me I have ever read."
"The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip."
"I want to live my life, not record it."
"In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise."
"My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart, places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life."
"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography."
Author: Waugh Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Biography is the only true history"
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Biography Quotes Scottish Philosopher Quotes
"Reading history is good for all of us," he says, not surprisingly, perhaps, but his rationale is a fresh, somewhat bracing thought: "If you know history, you know that there is no such thing as a self-made man or self-made woman. We are shaped by people we have never met. Yes, reading history will make you a better citizen and more appreciative of the law, and of freedom, and of how the economy works or doesn't work, but it is also an immense pleasure—the way art is, or music is, or poetry is. And it's never stale."
"A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem."
Author: Maurois Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"He has a biography that makes clear that he grew away from the (leftist) scene, and he's done great work for our country."
"Whenever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or place. Furthermore, it is never difficult to demonstrate that as science and history, mythology is absurd."
Author: Campbell Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that."
"Others are writing my biography, and let it rest as they elect to make it. I have lived my life, well and ill, always less well than I wanted it to be but it is, as it is, and as it has been; so small a thing, to have had so much about it!"
Author: Barton Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"[In his 2000 biography] Rosa Parks, ... Her name is a code word against totalitarian governments. There are really three names that have really resonated in the shanty towns of Third World countries around the world. They are Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Bob Marley. They are more loved by poor people than any other historical figures in recent memory."
Author: Brinkley Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"Biography tends to tilt history, because every person you are writing about becomes larger than life."
Author: Brinkley Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"The way we should take life is to ensure that if a biography is ever written about us, that it is a bloody good read."
Author: Kinsella Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"I had a chance to read his biography, ... He was a fierce competitor, very acrobatic and obviously very brave, not wearing a mask most of his career. I'm just honored to be tied with him."
Author: Belfour Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"I had a chance to read his biography,"
Author: Belfour Quotes Category: Biography Quotes

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