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«Audubon biographers and scholars [have noted], by various euphemisms, that all great men have their flaws, and their man's principal flaw was that he, well, he lied a lot.»
«Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic, obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.»
«[The biographer] must be as ruthless as a board meeting smelling out embezzlement, as suspicious as a secret agent riding the Simplon-Orient Express, as cold-eyed as a pawnbroker viewing a leaky concertina.»
Author: Paul Murray Kendall
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«On the trail of another man, the biographer must put up with finding himself at every turn; any biography uneasily shelters an autobiography within it.»
«Rebecca was a busy liar in her distinguished old age, reinventing her past for gullible biographers.»
«Most of my dreams came true. (told to biographer Lou Cannon in 1991)»
«Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.»
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
«Boswell is the first of biographers»
«If we believe that he (Jesus Christ) really countenanced the follies, the falsehoods, and the charlatanisms, which his biographers father upon him, and admit the misconstructions, interpolations, and theorizations of the fathers of the early and the»
«Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.»