It is a pity, in my opinion, that no prize exists for the writer who best refrains from adding to the world’s bad books.
I don’t believe a committee can write a book. It can, oh, govern a country, perhaps, but I don’t believe it can write a book.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
On editing: I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.
For several days after my first book was published I carried it about in my pocket, and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
Diary: A daily record of that part of one’s life which he can relate to himself without blushing.
All autobiography is self-indulgent.
Autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
For no man can write anything who does not think that what he writes is, for the time, the history of the world.