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Definition of Memoirs

Memoirs

  1. A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2.
  2. A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness.
  3. An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society.

Memoirs Quotations

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs.
Will Rogers

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
William J. Clinton

Someone asked me if I was afraid to write my memoirs. I told him: 'We have to stop drawing up accounts of fear! We live in a society in which people are allowed to tell their story, and that is what I do.'
Salman Rushdie

People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
Tom Robbins

I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
Isabel Allende
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Memoirs Translations

memoirs in German is Denkschriften

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