"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
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"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!"
"It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born."
"Birth was the death of him."
"Behold, I was shapened in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. [Psalms 51:5]"
"We are brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
"Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born."
"What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?"
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