97 Best Autobiography Quotes And Sayings

Many people find it difficult to write their autobiography. The process of putting your thoughts down on paper can be an arduous experience, but once you’re done, you’ll be able to relive the journey that led you to where you are today. These quotes about autobiography will inspire you in your writing process.

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is...
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Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form. John Berger
Mistakes? That's why they put erasers on pencils.
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Mistakes? That's why they put erasers on pencils. Rick Barnett
The features of character are carved out of adversity.
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The features of character are carved out of adversity. Rick Barnett
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Choking with dry tears and raging, raging, raging at the absolute indifference of nature and the world to the death of love, the death of hope and the death of beauty, I remember sitting on the end of my bed, collecting these pills and capsules together and wondering why, why when I felt I had so much to offer, so much love, such outpourings of love and energy to spend on the world, I was incapable of being offered love, giving it or summoning the energy with which I knew I could transform myself and everything around me. Stephen Fry
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just...
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A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. Yevgeny Yevtushenko
If you haven't cried at least once while writing a...
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If you haven't cried at least once while writing a chapter of your inspirational book, then you have to ask yourself if your're writing fiction. Shannon L. Alder
Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography,...
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Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility. Katherine Paterson
Sometimes, the way around prejudice is education.
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Sometimes, the way around prejudice is education. Liza Mundy
Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to...
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Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity. Arnold Henry
Why would any writer in her right mind ever consider...
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Why would any writer in her right mind ever consider making a movie instead? That's like going from being a monk or a nun to serving as a camp counselor for hundreds of problem children. Amy Tan
The stares were annoying, but I knew they didn’t mean...
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The stares were annoying, but I knew they didn’t mean any harm. So, every morning, smiling at them became part of my routine, too. Sarah Todd Hammer
Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam.
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Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam. Don DeLillo
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This is what the war has done to me. Now I want to destroy because of it. There is such hate and rage inside me now. The Angkar has taught me to hate so deeply that I now know I have the power to destroy and kill. Loung Ung
When the Great War broke out, it came to me...
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When the Great War broke out, it came to me not as a superlative tragedy, but as an interruption of the most exasperating kind to my personal plans. Vera Brittain
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I don't need no Smith and Wesson, man, I got Merriam and Webster. Avi Steinberg
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On Sunday evenings, there was a comparatively vast array of radio shows from which to choose. Frequently I would lie in my bed with my father, who would pull the covers over our heads and pretend that we were in a cave. This is how we would listen to shows such as Jack Benny, The Great Gildersleeve with Harold Peary, The Fred Allen Show, and The Edgar Bergen Show. As a ventriloquist, Edgar Bergen had Charlie McCarthy and the slow-witted Mortimer Snerd as puppets. For us the last show of the evening was always Your Hit Parade sponsored by Lucky Strike Cigarettes, starring Snooky Lanson, Gisele MacKenzie and a host of other well-known singers of that period. Although my father was a strict disciplinarian, on Sunday evenings he usually relaxed things and we would enjoy our time listening to the radio together. Captain Hank Bracker
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Freedom is difficult…but we have never had to put a wall up to keep the people in. Bill Clintion
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It was after our breakfast that I was told to go up along with the parlour maid and serve the family breakfast. I was very nervous, but the parlour maid told me not to worry. So up I went, shaking in my boots, and into the breakfast room where the sideboard was laden with kidneys and rice and bacon and all sorts of delicious things. There were just four people at the table: three elderly men and a woman with a green parrot on her shoulder. Now, the thing about the parrot was that it had messed all down her shoulder and all down the front of her dress and she wasn't in the least bothered. She just smiled into the distance and every now and then fed the bird something from her hand. Rose Plummer
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... A man's wife can hold him devilish uneasy, if she begins to scold and fret, and perplex him, at a time when he has a full load for a railroad car on his mind already. David Crockett