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"Pale, beyond porch and portal,
Crowned with calm leaves, she stands
Who gathers all things mortal
With cold immortal hands."
— Algernon Charles Swinburne
In The Garden of Proserpine, 1866
"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."
— E. L. Doctorow
Interviewed by George Plimpton in The Paris Review, Winter 1986
"The Art of Biography
Is different from Geography.
Geography is about Maps,
But Biography is about Chaps."
— Edmund Clerihew Bentley
In Biography for Beginners, 1905
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
— William Shakespeare
In As You Like It
"In history, so-called Great Men are but labels serving to give a name to historical events, and like labels they have the least possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs that seems to them an act of their own free will is, in an historical sense, not free at all but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity."
— Leo Tolstoy
In War and Peace
"It is not histories I am writing, but lives; the most glorious deeds do not always indicate virtue or vice, but a small thing like a phrase or a jest often reveals more of a character than the bloodiest battles."
In Parallel Lives
"Discriminating brevity is a law of the right biographic method."
— Sidney Lee
In Principles of Biography, 1911
"The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
— Thomas Carlyle
In Heroes and Hero Worship, 1840
"Think, in this battered Caravanserai
Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day,
How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp
Abode his destined Hour, and went his way."
— Edward FitzGerald
In The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám
"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."
— Arthur Balfour
Quoted by S. K. Ratcliffe, The Observer, 30 January 1927
"There is properly no history; only biography."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
In Essays: First Series, 1841
"I never did write a biography, and I don't exactly know how to set about it; you see I have to be accurate and keep to the facts, a most difficult thing for a writer of fiction."
— Elizabeth Gaskell
Referring to her Life of Charlotte Brontë in a letter to Harriet Anderson, 15 March 1856
"Beauty is momentary in the mind –
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives."
— Wallace Stevens
In Peter Quince at the Clavier, 1923
"People always complain about muck-raking biographers saying 'Leave us our heroes.' 'Leave us our villains' is just as important."
— Alan Bennett
In his Diary, 11 February 1996
"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
— Benjamin Disraeli
In Contarini Fleming, 1832
"Just how difficult it is to write a biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the truth about his or her love affairs."
— Rebecca West
In Vogue, 1 November 1952
"There is no Death! What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call Death."
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In Resignation, 1849
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
— Martin Luther King
On the steps of Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963
"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."
— Alexander Hamilton
In The Farmer Refuted, published 1775
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit..."
— Harry S. Truman