An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
Autobiography is now as common as adultery, and hardly less reprehensible.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
Who ever heard, indeed, of an autobiography that was not (interesting)? I can recall none in all the literature of the world
Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.
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