Quotation Explorer - 'Biography'

Biography lends to death a new terror. - Oscar Wilde
The history of the world is but the biography of great men. - Thomas Carlyle
This is your first and final chance, your one and only biography. - Sarah Hall
A bookshelf is a biography written by others. - Kat Lehmann
(From Boulez, an authorized biography by Joan Peyser)At the chapel door he [a priest associated with a school Boulez attended] asked me if what he had been told was true: that Boulez no longer believed in God. I said it was... - Pierre Boulez
Let us make sure that future generation writes our biography. - Amit Kalantri
Read no history--nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. - Benjamin Disraeli
There is properly no history, only biography. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best part of a writer's biography is not the record of his adventures but the story of his style. [Vogue, interview, 1969] - Vladimir Nabokov
The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science. - Rachel Carson
[From a New York Times biography from May 27, 2010 entitled Introduction to 's 'The Second Sex']Beauvoir herself was as devout an atheist as she had once been a Catholic, and she dismisses religions even when they worship a goddess as the inventions of men to perpetuate their dominion. - Simone de Beauvoir
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
Discretion is not the better part of biography. - Lytton Strachey
However far man may extend himself with his knowledge, however objective he may appear to himself- -ultimately he reaps nothing but his own biography. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The immense appetite we have for biography comes from a deep-seated sense of equality. - Charles Baudelaire
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