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A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle.
Biography
Richard Holmes

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A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
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Thomas Carlyle

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An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers.
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Barbara G. Harris

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Anyone who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.
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Jones

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Biography is a higher gossip.
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Robert Winder

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Biography is history seen through the prism of a person.
Biography
Louis Fischer

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Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
Biography
John Arbuthnot

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Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.
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Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
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Arthur James Balfour

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Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
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Thomas Carlyle

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Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
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Hilaire Belloc

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Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
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George Meredith

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

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Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
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Fawn M. Brodie

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The facts of a person's life will, like murder, come out.
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Norman Sherry

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The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.
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George Steiner

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The surrounding that householders crave are glorified autobiographies.
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T. H. Gibblings

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There is properly no history; only biography.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When my journal appears, many statues must come down.
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Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

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