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Herbert Samuel Quotes and Sayings

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An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
- Herbert Samuel

He suffered from a rush of words to the head.
- Herbert Samuel

The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
- Herbert Samuel

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other
people if you have none of your own.
- Herbert Samuel

 

A library is thought in cold storage.
- Herbert Samuel

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only
one to make it a failure.
- Herbert Samuel

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

A poet's autobiography is his poetry.
Anything else is just a footnote.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

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

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.
- John Grigg

And then I wrote my first autobiography when I -
well,
it was 23 years ago.
And since then I've written about one book every two years.
- Joan Collins

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

An autobiography is not about pictures;
it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much
truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
- Boris Becker

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with
the last installment missing.
- Quentin Crisp

I have a children's book already out and my autobiography.
- Della Reese

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
- Steven Wright

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

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone.
It is an orphan form.
- John Berger

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his
own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
- Roald Dahl

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

I have been commissioned to write an autobiography
and I would be grateful to any of your readers who
could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974.
- Jeffrey Bernard

There may be a point where I may decide to write an autobiography.
- Pamela Stephenson

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
- Thomas Szasz

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane

A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde

My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
- Sidney Poitier

In fact Sarah Palin has created more jobs than Obama has.
She created eleven jobs fact-checking at the AP just
for the Palin autobiography.
- Ann Coulter

American Splendor is just an ongoing journal.
It's an ongoing autobiography.
I started it when I was in my early 30s,
and I just keep going.
- Harvey Pekar

All autobiography is self-indulgent.
- Daphne du Maurier

I believe there's only one autobiography you can do.
- John McEnroe

An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about
its writer except his memory.
- Franklin P. Jones

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter

I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
- Kathy Griffin

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding:
it is the deepest part of autobiography.
- Robert Penn Warren

When my mother left her second husband,
she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin

I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography.
- June Foray

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography -
will always have this incompleteness.
- V. S. Naipaul

I would like to read some books: I don't have time;
I would like to continue working on my autobiography.
- Gunther Schuller

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer,
a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I won't write my autobiography because I never had
an affair with Frank Sinatra,
and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone.
- Celia Johnson

In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world -
God and yourself.
The Bible is the story of God and man,
a love story in which you and I must write our own ending,
our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
- Fulton Oursler

It means that no matter what you write,
be it a biography, an autobiography,
a detective novel,
or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction
as soon as you write it down.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

So an autobiography about death should include,
in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events -
pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution
that drove my mother to come here.
- Harold Brodkey

I've been working on my autobiography,
just pecking away in longhand.
The more you write, the more you remember.
The more you remember, the more detail you recall.
It's not all pleasant!
- Pat Morita

But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies.
He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff,
he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography.
There's an awful lot of things he knows about me,
all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
- David Carradine

After reading Eminem's autobiography,
which I did because I'm so interested in him as an artist,
I respect him a lot.
Even though he seems angry and mad, he's had to fight
so many demons in his life.
- Taryn Manning

I was trying to write an autobiography using prints
and patterns that reference emotional,
psychological, and personal development in my work,
as a person growing up, figuring out who I was.
I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
- Jim Hodges

I've been asked to write an autobiography,
and I've started it a couple of times,
on different angles, and maybe one day I will,
but you know what? There's time for that because I'd
like to have the whole story.
- John Saxon

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't
doubt what they're doing.
- Francis Ford Coppola

An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
- Edgard Varese

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
- Andy Warhol

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

Every production of an artist should be the expression
of an adventure of his soul.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
- George Edward Moore

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
- George Santayana

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty,
you know you're an artist.
- David Hockney

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James Whistler


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