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.
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.
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.
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 probably the most respectable form of lying.
Autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.