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Good Biography Sayings By Noel Riley Fitch: Whether in print or other media, a good biography is more than a court record Whether in print or other media, a good biography is more than a court record or a stringing together of already familiar sources. It breathes life into the subject. — Noel Riley Fitch
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Good Biography Sayings By William Edmund Barrett: A good novel is the biography of an imaginary person--and when the biography is completed, A good novel is the biography of an imaginary person--and when the biography is completed, the person is no longer imaginary; he is as real as his creator — William Edmund Barrett
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Good Biography Sayings By Walter Isaacson: PRAISE FOR WALTER ISAACSON'S Steve Jobs "This biography is essential reading." - The New York PRAISE FOR WALTER ISAACSON'S Steve Jobs "This biography is essential reading." - The New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide "A superbly told story of a superbly lived life." - The Wall Street Journal "Enthralling." - The New Yorker "A frank, smart and wholly unsentimental biography . . . a remarkably sharp, hi-res portrait . . . Steve Jobs is more than a good book; it's an urgently necessary one." - Time "An encyclopedic survey of all that Mr. Jobs accomplished, replete with the passion and excitement that it deserves." - Janet Maslin, The — Walter Isaacson
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Good Biography Sayings By Joyce Carol Oates: Nor do I like being told upsetting news - unless there is a good reason. Nor do I like being told upsetting news - unless there is a good reason. I can't help but feel that there is an element of cruelty, if not sadism, in friends telling one another upsetting things for no reason except to observe their reactions. — Joyce Carol Oates
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Good Biography Sayings By Fran Drescher: Know before whom thou stands. Understand your friends for who they are, not who you Know before whom thou stands. Understand your friends for who they are, not who you wish them to be. Accept them for their flaws as well as their attributes. Turn to them for their strengths, what good stuff they can bring to your life, and forget about the rest. To ask for more only sets you up for failure. — Fran Drescher
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Good Biography Sayings By Ian Fleming: There's a Good Book about goodness and how to be good and so forth, but There's a Good Book about goodness and how to be good and so forth, but there's no Evil Book about how to be evil and how to be bad. The Devil had no prophets to write his Ten Commandments, and no team of authors to write his biography. His case has gone completely by default. We know nothing about him but a lot of fairy stories from our parents and schoolmasters. He has no book from which we can learn the nature of evil in all its forms, with parables about evil people, proverbs about evil people, folklore about evil people. All we have is the living example of people who are least good, or our own intuition. — Ian Fleming
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Good Biography Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the stuff is any good. — P.G. Wodehouse
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Good Biography Sayings By Roland Barthes: What right does my present have to speak of my past? Has my present some What right does my present have to speak of my past? Has my present some advantage over my past? What "grace" might have enlightened me? except that of passing time, or of a good cause, encountered on my way? — Roland Barthes
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Good Biography Sayings By Albert Goldbarth: I hope any poem I've ever written could stand on its own and not need I hope any poem I've ever written could stand on its own and not need to be a part of biography, critical theory or cultural studies. I don't want to give a poetry reading and have to provide the story behind the poem in order for it to make sense to an audience. I certainly don't want the poem to require a critical intermediary - a "spokescritic." I want my poems to be independently meaningful moments of power for a good reader. And that's the expectation I initially bring to other poets' writing. — Albert Goldbarth
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Good Biography Sayings By Toure: Imagine America as one house on a suburban lane. Years before he became a Jehovah's Imagine America as one house on a suburban lane. Years before he became a Jehovah's Witness, Prince knocked on America's door through his music. He came to the door holding a guitar and an umbrella while concealing a Bible. He flirted his way inside the door and told us he had a dirty mind and was controversial, and then he sat down in the living room on the good couch. And, when America's guard was down, because we thought we were having a conversation about sex, Prince eased out his Bible and said, "Let me also tell you about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. — Toure
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Good Biography Sayings By Darcey Steinke: A good biography is the richest experience. When you watch a TV series together with A good biography is the richest experience. When you watch a TV series together with someone is like being in a novel with them. — Darcey Steinke
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Good Biography Sayings By Helena Bonham Carter: I was reading William Shawcross's biography of the Queen Mother, dressed in my witch outfit! I was reading William Shawcross's biography of the Queen Mother, dressed in my witch outfit! And you know what? It was a really good mix; it was a therapeutic mix. — Helena Bonham Carter
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Good Biography Sayings By Thomas Mallon: The late Tom Wicker's biography of Nixon, called 'One of Us,' is really quite good: The late Tom Wicker's biography of Nixon, called 'One of Us,' is really quite good: you see the biographer discovering dimensions of sympathy for his subject that he hadn't expected to feel. — Thomas Mallon
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Good Biography Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Is not the poet bound to write his own biography? Is there any other work Is not the poet bound to write his own biography? Is there any other work for him but a good journal? We do not wish to know how his imaginary hero, but how he, the actual hero, lived from day to day. — Henry David Thoreau
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Good Biography Sayings By David Levithan: Every ounce of his soul tells him this will make a good story to tell Every ounce of his soul tells him this will make a good story to tell his friends - an anecdote in the biography, an incident in the life. But part of the sorrow he feels - and it is that - comes from the distance he sees between himself and the storytelling, the hole that has ripped open between the here and the there. — David Levithan
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Good Biography Sayings By Samuel Smiles: Many are the lives of men unwritten, which have nevertheless as powerfully influenced civilization and Many are the lives of men unwritten, which have nevertheless as powerfully influenced civilization and progress as the more fortunate Great whose names are recorded in biography. Even the humblest person, who sets before his fellows an example of industry, sobriety, and upright honesty of purpose in life, has a present as well as a future influence upon the well-being of his country; for his life and character pass unconsciously into the lives of others, and propagate good example for all time to come. — Samuel Smiles
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Good Biography Sayings By Theresa Sjoquist: I realised that I had become too introverted. When you are the person everyone comes I realised that I had become too introverted. When you are the person everyone comes to in an isolated area, you have no-one to discuss things with. It's good up to a point but dreadful in a way. You simply have to have the corners rubbed off you and have criticism that's pretty cruel if you are to toe the line. — Theresa Sjoquist
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Good Biography Sayings By Dennis Prager: The welfare state may be well intended but it is a Ponzi scheme. People are The welfare state may be well intended but it is a Ponzi scheme. People are paying in to support the people who previously paid in, but there isn't enough coming in, so it will collapse, like eery Ponzi scheme does. By the way, I had the author of a biography on Ponzi on my show. Ponzi was a good guy. He just got messed up and so he had to keep collecting money to pay the other people who paid in earlier. He didn't mean bad.
Ponzi turns out to be somewhat of a Saint. He heard of a girl who was in a fire, and he gave his own skin for her skin grafts. A total stranger.
Ponzi is the quintessential Liberal. Means well, and creates something destructive. — Dennis Prager
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Good Biography Sayings By Ian Fleming: I'm getting very sorry for the Devil and his disciples such as the good Le I'm getting very sorry for the Devil and his disciples such as the good Le Chiffre. The devil has a rotten time and I always like to be on the side of the underdog. We don't give the poor chap a chance ... the Devil had no prophets to write his Ten Commandments and no team of authors to write his biography. — Ian Fleming
Good Biography Sayings By Harriet Martineau: If I believed that the choice lay between a sacrifice of the completest order of If I believed that the choice lay between a sacrifice of the completest order of biography and that of the inviolability of private epistolary correspondence, I could not hesitate for a moment. I would keep the old and precious privacy,-the inestimable right of every one who has a friend and can write to him, - I would keep our written confidence from being made biographical material, as anxiously as I would keep our spoken conversation from being noted down for the good of society. — Harriet Martineau
Good Biography Sayings By D.T. Max: Any good biography has to got to lead you to the work. Many biographers have Any good biography has to got to lead you to the work. Many biographers have started out in love with their subjects and ended up hating them. — D.T. Max
Good Biography Sayings By Chris Thrall: The clown was an evil one. They're either good or bad, and this one was The clown was an evil one. They're either good or bad, and this one was definitely the latter. — Chris Thrall
Good Biography Sayings By Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton: When some one sorrow, that is yet reparable, gets hold of your mind like a When some one sorrow, that is yet reparable, gets hold of your mind like a monomania,
when you think, because Heaven has denied you this or that, on which you had set your heart, that all your life must be a blank,
oh, then diet yourself well on biography,
the biography of good and great men. See how little a space one sorrow really makes in life. See scarce a page, perhaps, given to some grief similar to your own, and how triumphantly the life sails on beyond it. — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Good Biography Sayings By Andrew Bonar: Awake, my soul! Why should I give hours and days any longer to the vain Awake, my soul! Why should I give hours and days any longer to the vain world, when there is such a world of misery at my very door? Lord, put thine own strength in me; confirm every good resolution; forgive my past long life of uselessness and folly. — Andrew Bonar
Good Biography Sayings By Clifton Fadiman: The child cannot too early learn to be a good citizen? I think this is The child cannot too early learn to be a good citizen? I think this is questionable: citizenship is an adult affair. Let school and home teach the child to respect the laws and institutions of his country. For the time being that should suffice. To use the juvenile novel or biography to turn the child into an internationalist or an advocate of racial tolerance may be high-minded, but I would suggest that the child first be allowed to turn into a boy or girl. Pious Little Rollo is dead; the Good Little Citizen is replacing him. The moralistic literature of the last century tried to produce small paragons of virtue. How about our urge to manufacture small paragons of social consciousness? — Clifton Fadiman
Good Biography Sayings By Nigel Hamilton: Sports biography at its best. Rich in period detail, anecdote, and fresh perspective, Strong Boy Sports biography at its best. Rich in period detail, anecdote, and fresh perspective, Strong Boy paints both the good and the bad sides of success, as America's growing celebrity culture turned a simple Irish American gladiator into a national, in fact international hero. A very human story with profound parallels for our sports-obsessed culture today! — Nigel Hamilton
Good Biography Sayings By Iris Origo: I do not think that one is likely to write a good biography unless one I do not think that one is likely to write a good biography unless one feels some sympathy with its subject ... — Iris Origo
Good Biography Sayings By Tom Shippey: The cry that 'fantasy is escapist' compared to the novel is only an echo of The cry that 'fantasy is escapist' compared to the novel is only an echo of the older cry that novels are 'escapist' compared with biography, and to both cries one should make the same answer: that freedom to invent outweighs loyalty to mere happenstance, the accidents of history; and good readers should know how to filter a general applicability from a particular story. — Tom Shippey
Good Biography Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good. — F Scott Fitzgerald
Good Biography Sayings By Eric Arrouze: While some people are good at painting, playing an instrument or singing, I have been While some people are good at painting, playing an instrument or singing, I have been told more than once I am good at storytelling. I hope that you enjoy my stories as I recall them. — Eric Arrouze
Good Biography Sayings By Sonia Sotomayor: Neither is a memoir the same as a biography, which aims for the most objective, Neither is a memoir the same as a biography, which aims for the most objective, factual account of a life. A memoir, as I understand it, makes no pretense of denying its subjectivity. Its matter is one person's memory, and memory by nature is selective and colored by emotion. Others who participated in the events I describe will no doubt remember some details differently, though I hope we would agree on the essential truths. I have taken no liberties with the past as I remember it, used no fictional devices beyond reconstructing conversations from memory. I have not blended characters, or bent chronology to convenience. And yet I have tried to tell a good story. — Sonia Sotomayor
Good Biography Sayings By Laini Giles: I'm not a very good writer. But I'm a HELLUVA re-writer. I'm not a very good writer. But I'm a HELLUVA re-writer. — Laini Giles
Good Biography Sayings By Sarah B. Pomeroy: It is no surprise that the only woman in antiquity who could be the subject It is no surprise that the only woman in antiquity who could be the subject of a full-length biography is Cleopatra. Yet, unlike Alexander, whom she rivals as the theme of romance and legend, Cleopatra is known to us through overwhelmingly hostile sources. The reward of the 'good' woman in Rome was likely to be praise in stereotyped phrases; in Athens she won oblivion. — Sarah B. Pomeroy
Good Biography Sayings By George Polya: I started studying law, but this I could stand just for one semester. I couldn't I started studying law, but this I could stand just for one semester. I couldn't stand more. Then I studied languages and literature for two years. After two years I passed an examination with the result I have a teaching certificate for Latin and Hungarian for the lower classes of the gymnasium, for kids from 10 to 14. I never made use of this teaching certificate. And then I came to philosophy, physics, and mathematics. In fact, I came to mathematics indirectly. I was really more interested in physics and philosophy and thought about those. It is a little shortened but not quite wrong to say: I thought I am not good enough for physics and I am too good for philosophy. Mathematics is in between. — George Polya
Good Biography Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, possibly because He The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, possibly because He was through with them, and that they should have the good manners to die. This, as you can see, they did. — Kurt Vonnegut
Good Biography Sayings By William Ellery Channing: One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography. One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography. — William Ellery Channing
Good Biography Sayings By Theodore Sturgeon: During their subsequent meetings, which were soon and often, Lance confessed and anatomized his passion During their subsequent meetings, which were soon and often, Lance confessed and anatomized his passion for her. He even gave her its (the passion's, of course) biography. It had been born of a book jacket, the one responsible for the only really nice thing ever said about Eloise Michaud in a metropolitan review - The photo-portrait on the book jacket will move as many books as, say, good writing might. To be honest, however, the picture is worth quite the price of the volume. Miss Michaud is the most scrumptious scrivener ever to set pen to the paper of a book-club contract. — Theodore Sturgeon
Good Biography Sayings By Horace Mann: Biography, especially of the great and good, who have risen by their own exertions to Biography, especially of the great and good, who have risen by their own exertions to eminence and usefulness, is an inspiring and ennobling study. Its direct tendency is to reproduce the excellence it records. — Horace Mann
Good Biography Sayings By Ken Goldstein: Pain has an odd way of expressing itself in the acts of business. No matter Pain has an odd way of expressing itself in the acts of business. No matter how many setbacks a leader might experience, there always seems to be a new opaque watermark of endurance testing, invisibly triggered for erratic combustion in each compounding decision. Every CEO in the world knows this, yet few have the good sense to walk away from the table when their cards are hot. Why win in Act Two when a comeback in Act Three gives you a longer biography? Ego is not so much about immortality as it is about demonstrating stately resistance to nightmarish attacks in public forums. Any good smack to the head is a continuity wake up call, or at least another invitation to be interviewed by Charlie Rose. — Ken Goldstein
Good Biography Sayings By Deana Martin: Was he a good father?"To their surprise, I shake my head and smile. "No," I Was he a good father?"
To their surprise, I shake my head and smile. "No," I reply candidly. "He wasn't a good father, but he was a good man."
Where Dad came from, that meant a great deal more. — Deana Martin
Good Biography Sayings By Chris Crutcher: 144461I know very little having to do with human beings that doesn't also have to 144461I know very little having to do with human beings that doesn't also have to do with connection. We want to be noticed, we want to be good enough, we want friends, and we want to be loved. We want our place to stand. — Chris Crutcher
Good Biography Sayings By Andrew Bonar: If it be good to come under the love of God once, surely it is If it be good to come under the love of God once, surely it is good to keep ourselves there. And yet how reluctant we are! — Andrew Bonar
Good Biography Sayings By James Corden: It's strange how things seem to come full circle. You know what I mean? I'm It's strange how things seem to come full circle. You know what I mean? I'm sure you do. The way your life seems to drift along with no set path, then something good happens to you and you can trace the line that brought you there back to a specific disappointment or rejection you suffered in the past. It's nice that things can level out that way. — James Corden
Good Biography Sayings By Robert Gottlieb: There are a few writers whose lives and personalities are so large, so fascinating, that There are a few writers whose lives and personalities are so large, so fascinating, that there's no such thing as a boring biography of them - you can read every new one that comes along, good or bad, and be caught up in the story all over again. — Robert Gottlieb
Good Biography Sayings By Aaron Allston: Tycho, we're about to achieve a tremendous victory we don't want.""We'll put that in your Tycho, we're about to achieve a tremendous victory we don't want."
"We'll put that in your biography. General Antilles was so good he couldn't fail when he tried to."
"Thanks."
Wedge & Tycho — Aaron Allston
Good Biography Sayings By Shawn Woods: I have my first review this is exciting I write a passage to introduce the I have my first review this is exciting
I write a passage to introduce the book and want to share it on SNS .
As below words,hope you can give me some advice.

" Want to share a book with all of you,my friends .So luck to read this book.
He is not a famous writer but all story is he's real experience,how to be abuse by his mother,
how to overcome learn disablity ,how to be a good father in life and how to get a middle class life
in US now.The purpose to write this book is that he want to help someone who have same experience
with him and encourage those people,you are not alone,there are many people have experienced
similar things,you can overcome it and you deserved a good life. This book can help us to avoid many
mistake when we as a parent . — Shawn Woods
Good Biography Sayings By Alan Loy McGinnis: We therapists hear many stories of how people have been victimized, how they've had a We therapists hear many stories of how people have been victimized, how they've had a succession of bad breaks and are product of 'dysfunctional' homes. On good days I'm sympathetic and try to hear them out, to encourage catharsis for their pain, then gradually lead them into problem-solving mode.

But some days I mutter to myself, that if another patient comes in the door and says one word about being the product of a dysfunctional family, I'm going to stand up and do something dysfunctional to them.

ALL families are dysfunctional at times. And the biography is filled with stories of people who overcome the most miserable environments. — Alan Loy McGinnis
Good Biography Sayings By Heather Avis: Today I'm aware of all the times I have said no to opportunities God has Today I'm aware of all the times I have said no to opportunities God has placed before me because I think I'm not rich enough, equipped enough, talented enough, strong enough, or crazy enough to say yes. All the times I have mistaken good things for bad. All the times I have allowed the opinions of an ignorant majority to guide my thinking instead of looking to Jesus and his heart in the matter. I wonder how many times we, his children, choose a comfortable no over a terrifying yes - the kind of yes that will lead us to the only place we should ever long to be: in the arms of Jesus. — Heather Avis
Good Biography Sayings By Rebecca West: All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life. — Rebecca West
Good Biography Sayings By Arnold A. Dallimore: I have long since chosen him for my only good, my all; my pleasure, my I have long since chosen him for my only good, my all; my pleasure, my happiness in this world as in the world to come... -Susanna Wesley — Arnold A. Dallimore
Good Biography Sayings By Brittany Burgunder: The only way to move forward is to focus on the good in your life The only way to move forward is to focus on the good in your life and the good that you are doing for others and yourself. My past has shown me things in life, others and myself that I wouldn't wish upon anyone, but I can choose to pick up the pieces and build a beautiful life for myself and help others to do the same. — Brittany Burgunder
Good Biography Sayings By Teju Cole: Our host drifted away, and Vidia and I continued chatting about this and that. Swift Our host drifted away, and Vidia and I continued chatting about this and that. Swift judgments came down. The simplicity in Hemingway was "bogus" and nothing, Vidia said, like his own. Things Fall Apart was a fine book, but Achebe's refusal to write about his decades in America was disappointing. Heart of Darkness was good, but structurally a failure. I asked him about the biography by Patrick French, The World Is What It Is, which he had authorized. He stiffened. That book, which was extraordinarily well written, was also shocking in the extent to which it revealed a nasty, petty, and insecure man. "One gives away so much in trust," Vidia said. "One expects a certain discretion. It's painful, it's painful. But that's quite all right. Others will be written. The record will be corrected." He sounded like a boy being brave after gashing his thumb. The — Teju Cole