"A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle."
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"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?"
"I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth."
"Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it."
"Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors."
"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own."
"When we are born we cry that we are come.. to this great stage of fools."
"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery."
"Our birth is nothing but our death begun."
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