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Letter "B" » biography
«Geography is about maps, / But Biography is about chaps.»
«Political science without biography is a form of taxidermy.»
«For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.»
«Once the implicit aim of biography was to uplift now it is to unveil.»
«Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.»
«There is properly no history; only biography»
«It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.»
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
, Back To Reality
, by and by
, rich person
«I can find my biography in every fable that I read»
«No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.»
«The most violent revolutions in an individual's beliefs leave most of his old order standing. Time and space, cause and effect, nature and history, and one's own biography remain untouched. New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions. It marries old opinion to new fact so as ever to show a minimum of jolt, a maximum of continuity.»
Author: William James
, Go Between
, time and space