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1. "I had to live and breathe Margaret Thatcher for a few months. I totally engulfed myself in her life. I read her autobiography and a biography, 'The Grocer's Daughter.'"
Author: Alexandra Roach
2. "I looked around at the rooms that I did not see as rooms but more as a landscape for my emotions, a biography of memory."
Author: Anne Spollen
3. "I want the 'Book of Basketball' to do well if only so I can shop an absolutely ridiculous topic for my next book: like, a book about basketball cards, or an unauthorized biography of A. J. Daulerio."
Author: Bill Simmons
4. "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."
Author: Celia Johnson
5. "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."
Author: David Carradine
6. "My mother neither encouraged the reading of science fiction nor did she disparage it. She told me later that there was a scheme of things. Young people were first drawn to fiction, but as they grew older they were pulled more and more into nonfiction and biography, because nonfiction is so much more tragic, engrossing, and hilarious than anything else that could be invented. In this grand scheme, comic books and science fiction were just fine. They filled the need for a certain amount of time, and you moved on when that need was no longer filled."
Author: Don Borchert
7. "I have my own biography of Gram Parsons - I don't want to be part of somebody else's."
Author: Emmylou Harris
8. "If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
9. "What follows is more about books than it is about me, but nonetheless it is my inward autobiography, for the words we take into ourselves help to shape us."
Author: Francis Spufford
10. "To show the American woman herself off to best advantage - that has always been my aim and that is my real biography."
Author: Hattie Carnegie
11. "I have a piano in my kitchen. I read a great biography about Tom Waits that said that he had a piano in his kitchen; he had a grand piano in his kitchen. And I thought, 'Well, if Tom Waits has one, then I must.'"
Author: Jamie Cullum
12. "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."
Author: Joan Collins
13. "The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975."
Author: Jonathan Raban
14. "Mythology, in other words, is psychology misread as biography, history, and cosmology."
Author: Joseph Campbell
15. "Wherever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed."
Author: Joseph Campbell
16. "My grandfather started his autobiography before he died; he never finished it. I would like to finish his autobiography because I finished mine."
Author: Karrine Steffans
17. "I didn't find my story; it found me, as autobiography always does: finds you out in your deepest most private places."
Author: Kelly Cherry
18. "I employed my wife for three years to sit in the attic and type up my autobiography, 700 pages, organise everywhere I go. I'm paying the normal rate of tax on the money I take out for myself."
Author: Ken Livingstone
19. "Eventually my mother suffered a complete breakdown, and the court orders were finally signed. They took her to the State Mental Hospital at Kalamazoo. My mother remained in the same hospital at Kalamazoo for about 26 years.My last visit, when I knew I would never come to see her again-there-was in 1952. I was twenty-seven. My brother Philbert had told me that on his last visit, she had recognized him somewhat. "In spots" he said.But she didn't recognize me at all.She stared at me. She didn't know who I was.Her mind, when I tried to talk, to reach her, was somewhere else. I asked, "Mama, do you know what day it is?"She said, staring, "All the people have gone."I can't describe how I felt. The woman who had brought me into the world, and nursed me, and advised me, and chastised me, and loved me, didn't know me.It was as if I was trying to walk up the side of a hill of feathers."-Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
Author: Malcolm X
20. "As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography."
Author: Norman Spinrad
21. "I love going out of my way, beyond what I know, and finding my way back a few extra miles, by another trail, with a compass that argues with the map…nights alone in motels in remote western towns where I know no one and no one I know knows where I am, nights with strange paintings and floral spreads and cable television that furnish a reprieve from my own biography, when in Benjamin's terms, I have lost myself though I know where I am. Moments when I say to myself as feet or car clear a crest or round a bend, I have never seen this place before. Times when some architectural detail on vista that has escaped me these many years says to me that I never did know where I was, even when I was home."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
22. "My biography of Jesus is probably the first popular biography that does not use the New Testament as its primary source material."
Author: Reza Aslan
23. "I write to be truthful in my songs, which is why I wrote what's painfully truthful about my life in my autobiography."
Author: Rick Springfield
24. "I'm not spitting in my own soup, I love having spent my life thinking about these things-but you don't have to know anything about his life, even though I've just written a biography!"
Author: Stephen Greenblatt

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