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I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
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.
I realized going back and writing and explaining in details the difficulties I had lived actually became emotional again. It's like therapy but sometimes therapy can be painful. But it's part of life and part of the autobiography so I'll have to finish it sooner or later.
There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
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
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.
V. S. Naipaul
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.
I don't want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography.
For 20 years, Simon & Schuster asked me, 'Why don't you write your autobiography?'
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
W. H. Auden
The difference between memoir and autobiography, as far as I see it, is that a memoir is there primarily to tell one particular story, whereas an autobiography tries to be a full account of a life.
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
Usually, autobiography is such an indulgence of the ego.
'My Life' is not an autobiography. It's just music.
Mary J. Blige
My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
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.
Somebody talked me into writing an autobiography about six or seven years ago. And I said I'd try. We talked into a tape recorder, and after a couple of months, I said, To hell with it. I was so depressed. It was like saying, 'This is the end.' I was more interested in what the hell was coming the next day or the next week.
I want an autobiography without revealing any personal information.
A home should be an intimate autobiography of the things that you like. One of the things I'm so keen on expressing is that, if you don't do it for yourself, if you're always seeking affirmation from outside, you'll never have a home. It'll just be a house.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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