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Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is (as) unfair as only sport can be. - Philip Guedalla


Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs. - Rebecca West


Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of a man, the biography of the man himself cannot be written. - Mark Twain


I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead. - Samuel Goldwyn


Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self. - Wystan Hugh Auden


I can find my biography in every fable that I read. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


An 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


Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. - Philip Guedalla


Read no history; nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. - Benjamin Disraeli