Biography Related Quotes



Occasionally a single anecdote opens a character; biography has its comparative anatomy, and a saying or a sentiment enables the skilful hand to construct the skeleton.

Robert Aris Willmott


Siamese twins are interesting because they are the only people who can write a biography and an autobiography at the same time.

Demetri Martin


Many of the greatest men that ever lived have written biography.Boswell was one ofthesmallest menthat ever lived and he has beaten them all.

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild


I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.

Richard Attenborough


“What use is there for a biography of myself? I'm just a movie actor.”

Conrad Veidt


“Biography tends to tilt history, because every person you are writing about becomes larger than life.”

Douglas Brinkley


There will be some trouble about 'biography' because I have never troubled myself to supply particulars of my early life to any writer.

Arthur Wing Pinero



Great writing can be done in biography, history, art.

V. S. Naipaul


biography is essentially a collaborative art, the latest biographer collaborating with all those who wrote earlier.

Erica Jong