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John Grigg Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
- Steven Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All autobiography is self-indulgent.
- Daphne du Maurier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 am the poet of my mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

Always be a poet, even in prose.
- Charles Baudelaire

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three
times the written content.
- Alfred de Musset

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker,
you are still a dreamer, and will one time know,
and feel, that your life is but a dream.
- Donald G. Mitchell

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
- Jean Cocteau

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Robert Frost

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling


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