"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
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"When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about."
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing."
"I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead."
"Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible."
"I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850."
"Autobiographies ought to begin with Chapter Two."
"The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete."
"The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man."
"We are the first nation in the history of the world to go to the poorhouse in an automobile."
"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
"To be one's own master is to be the slave of self."
"We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility."
"Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay."
"I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man."
"Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common."
"I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man."
"If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero."
"If your batting average is high enough, the Big League will find you."
"Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top."
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