Stuart Bates states "because the author cannot describe events objectively, even the most accurate autobiographies have fictional elements" (Bates 7-10), and even aside from objectivity, memory itself can be forgotten, modified, and even merged with fictional events from other works of art such as films or novels....
The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem
Despite subjectivity and differences, there are similarities that make autobiography an autobiography.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines autobiography as "the biography of a person narrated by himself".” This is a vague definition that does...
Many look at Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography as your typical rags to riches tale yet, the truth and falsehood throughout the pages is unknown, raising many questions and concerns....
Additionally, there were forces specific to Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia, that played an important role in his perspectives and the changes that occurred within colonial America during the 18th century....
-Different from other writing
-Pick one type and compare it to an autobiography
--Can use T Chart or Venn Diagram
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -
the book of their deeds,
the book of their words and the book of their art.
- John Ruskin
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson
After reading Eminem's autobiography,
which I did because I'm so interested in him as an artist,
I respect him a lot.
Even though he seems angry and mad, he's had to fight
so many demons in his life.
- Taryn Manning
I don't want to know about my biggest idols.
I don't want to read their autobiographies,
I don't want to find out what they're really like.
- Meg White
In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world -
God and yourself.
The Bible is the story of God and man,
a love story in which you and I must write our own ending,
our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
- Fulton Oursler
Autobiographies are only as useful
as the lives you read about and analyze
may suggest to you something that
you may find useful in your own journey through life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies.
He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff,
he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography.
There's an awful lot of things he knows about me,
all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
- David Carradine
I wish I were one of those terribly clever people who,
when they write their autobiographies,
always say, when I was fifteen months old I distinctly
remember my Aunt Fanny saying to me,
- George Seaton
It means that no matter what you write,
be it a biography, an autobiography,
a detective novel,
or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction
as soon as you write it down.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I've been working on my autobiography,
just pecking away in longhand.
The more you write, the more you remember.
The more you remember, the more detail you recall.
It's not all pleasant!
- Pat Morita