A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Travel books are by and large boring. They lodge uncomfortably between fact fiction and autobiography.
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.
You pick up loads of baggage with your first record with reaction to it from fans and critics. So I went to Ireland by myself for a couple of weeks with my guitar. I read lots of poetry I read Patti Smith's autobiography and started words and phrases and then songs started to take shape.
A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
I got out of autobiography because my story is I was famous it was hard for me I got into therapy. I had trouble with food I got a nutritionist. There's no story there.
I don't feel famous and I didn't want my autobiography to be like a Paris Hilton story.
The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography 'Why Not the Best? ' published in 1975.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering that there is a sort of psychic economy whereby if you embrace success happiness and comfort these things have to be paid for.