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Autobiographical Quotes

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

Related topics: Art

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives
and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
- John Barton

 

People who think my books are autobiographical,
which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do.
I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal
than an individual and autobiographical novel,
like a confession, or a diary.
- Francois Truffaut

I very much dislike writing about myself or my work,
and when pressed for autobiographical material can
only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts.
- Shirley Jackson

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I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as
a writer of fiction by writing all those songs.
I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly
based on semi-autobiographical experiences,
so adapting novels was a very different experience.
- Lasse Hallstrom

I wouldn't write anything autobiographical.
If you've lived a life like Laurence of Arabia,
it might be a consideration, but otherwise it's a little bit vain,
it seems to me.
- James Lee Burke

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is,
at best, presumptuous.
It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
- Jessica Savitch

In each of my characters there is a little of me.
Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.
- Dario Argento

True stories, autobiographical stories,
like some novels, begin long ago, before the acts in the account,
before the birth of some of the people in the tale.
- Harold Brodkey

Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite,
remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them.
- John Barton

Few writers are willing to admit writing is autobiographical.
- Terry McMillan

I love songs that are very autobiographical.
- Alanis Morissette

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

There's a certain point, when you're writing autobiographical stuff,
where you don't want to misrepresent yourself.
It would be dishonest.
- Mark Strand

My work is purely autobiographical...
It is about myself and my surroundings.
- Lucian Freud

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and
it was called 'Billy's Booger.'
It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.
- William Joyce

Autobiographical comics, I love them.
I love them.
- Alison Bechdel

Actually, that's one of the things I was thinking about
writing a story about me,
loosely based or autobiographical.
I just don't want to be like some people that are in
their twenties and writing autobiographies.
- Matthew McGrory

The songs are not necessarily autobiographical.
A lot of songs are a combination of influences.
It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt,
or something somebody's told me.
It all comes together.
- Tracy Chapman

The stories are not autobiographical,
but they're personal in that way.
I seem to know only the things that I've learned.
Probably some things through observation,
but what I feel I know surely is personal.
- Alice Munro

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

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

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks


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