"When my journal appears, many statues must come down."
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"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."
"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography."
"Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense."
"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one."
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies."
"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies."
"There is properly no history; only biography."
"Biography is history seen through the prism of a person."
"Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified."
"The surrounding that householders crave are glorified autobiographies."
"An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers."
"A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle."
"Anyone who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies."
"Memoirs are the backstairs of history."
"The facts of a person's life will, like murder, come out."
"The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion."
"Biography is a higher gossip."
"When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!"
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