200+ Best Memoir Quotes And Sayings

Whether it’s a book, journal, or autobiography, memoirs are an important part of people’s lives. Writing about your life can give you a new perspective on the world around you and open up your mind to the possibilities of the future. And while some memoirs are written with the expectation that they will be read by others, others are meant to be read only by the author. We’ve put together a list of all the very best memoir quotes to inspire you to write your own.

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
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Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. Stephanie Klein
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In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself. Marjane Satrapi
I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about...
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I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of our society…unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool. Tina Fey
In my opinion, our health care system has failed when...
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In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable. Kevin Alan Lee
Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is...
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Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is only an ape that can be truly civilized. Mark Rowlands
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Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn't even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear. Sierra D. Waters
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Somehow the idyllic existence I envisioned never quite came to pass, but aside from the occasional culinary disaster, my marriage wasn't bad. Alexandra Bogdanovic
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The things that make you a functional citizen in society - manners, discretion, cordiality - don't necessarily make you a good writer. Writing needs raw truth, wants your suffering and darkness on the table, revels in a cutting mind that takes no prisoners... Natalie Goldberg
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We are each warriors of our own times. When we step out of our protective shell, we each encounter forces much more powerful than we are. What we learn through testing ourselves on the combat zones of our eon becomes the textbook protocol for how we shall live out the remainder of our life. The glorious skirmishes and daunting conflicts that we encounter, and what we learn from vigorous engagements on the battlefield of time, inscribe the story of our lives. Spiritual leaders help guide us in our times of doubt and self-questioning. Recognizing the value of the mentorship of spiritual guides in their self-questing ventures, persons who endure immense adversity wish to reciprocate their love of humanity by sharing the scored story of their episodic journey through the corridors of time and relay the incisive truths they discovered to any other travelers with a willing ear. Kilroy J. Oldster
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The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen
Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary...
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Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble. Aaron Lauritsen
It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of...
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It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home. Aaron Lauritsen
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
They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;...
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They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Patricia Christian Punches
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We write, edit, and rewrite the story of our own life employing descriptive words, metaphors, and symbols. Our lives are full of symbols including those supplied by nature and religion, which touch upon the mystical and spiritual aspects of life. Symbols inspire enduring hope by formulating idealist expectations. Kilroy J. Oldster
I live in one of the best places, bar none,...
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I live in one of the best places, bar none, to appreciate the wild natural environment. I also live in one of the most politically difficult places to work on its behalf: Alaska. Kate Troll
Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t...
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Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.”~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive Aaron Lauritsen
From this point forward, you don’t even know how to...
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From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.”~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive Aaron Lauritsen
True friends don't come with conditions.
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True friends don't come with conditions. Aaron Lauritsen