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.
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.
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.
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.
He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite.