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Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
Cannot, Himself, Written
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great, Shortest, Geniuses
Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.
Negative, Side, Western
Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
Political, Touch, Once
I'm interested in the truth, and unauthorized biographies are not. Yes, I would like to correct those errors someday.
Truth, Interested, Yes
At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
Help, Sex, Poor
Women inspire me... so I enjoy women's stories and biographies. I am interested in all women.
Diane von Furstenberg
Women, Enjoy, Interested
There's the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people's lives, things that had really happened.
Life, Read, Lives
I read a lot of biographies and books with an African background.
Read, Books, African
When I was 12 years old, I read 'Nancy Drew' mysteries and biographies of Madame Curie and Florence Nightingale and books about girls who love horses or go to nursing school. I belonged to the Girl Scouts and got A's in school and rarely disobeyed my parents. I still kept a collection of Barbie dolls in my room, and I almost never spoke to boys.
Love, School, Girl
Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress balances, explore secret weaknesses, demolish legends.
A. S. Byatt
Great, Secret, Greatness
I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
Love, Philosophy, Read
I spend a great deal of time on research, on finding all the available accounts of a scene or incident, finding out all the background details and the biographies of the people involved there, and I try to run up all the accounts side by side to see where the contradictions are, and to look where things have gone missing.
Time, Great, Research
I hate biographies which say, I was called to such and such an office, and he offered me so and so, and I got so and so money. I find that very tedious. The best biographies are written by other people.
Money, Best, Hate
The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.
Time, Best, Whole
I've always had an abundance of material about the subjects of my biographies.
Abundance, Material, Subjects
When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.
Amazing, Whether, Discover
The library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on.
Great, School, Story
Well, I was always a bit of a political junkie. Even as a kid I would read biographies of presidents and of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.
Political, Rights, Read
I don't think of my books as being biographies. I never had any interest in doing a book just to write the life of a great man. I had zero interest in that. My interest is in power. How power works.
Life, Power, Great
I once interviewed David Herbert Donald, the Lincoln historian, and we talked about how one deals with the secondary sources and the previous biographies. He said something which kept coming back to me as I worked on Cleopatra, which was: 'There's no further new material; there are only new questions.'
Said, Once, Questions
The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage.
Difference, Between, Riding
I have believed in the biographies I have written. I truly can tell you that they have influenced our society politically, culturally, socially.
Society, Tell, Written
It can be a long gap between the emergence of fully researched historical biographies.
Between, Historical, Emergence
When I was growing up, I read Britney Spears' and Mariah Carey's biographies. I just wanted to see how they did it because I was so eager to get into the biz.
Growing, Read, Eager
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