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Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.

Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

Kurt Cobain, musician

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.

Elias Canetti, author

Your descendants shall gather your fruits.

Virgil, poet

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

Mark Twain, author

We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.

David R. Hawkins,

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.

Evelyn Waugh, author

We were meant to give our lives away. Spend more time living your legacy instead of worrying about leaving it.

Lee J. Colan, author

When my journal appears, many statues must come down.

Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley,

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There is properly no history; only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.

Samuel Johnson, author

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.

John Berger, artist

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

Kahlil Gibran, artist

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.

Catherine Drinker Bowen, writer

There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people, if he's any good.


One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.

Hillary Clinton, politician

I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.

Katherine Anne Porter, journalist

We all leave footprints in the sand, the question is, will we be a big heal, or a great soul.


Children... are our legacy. Our responsibility. They are our destiny and we are theirs. The extent to which we fail as parents, we fail as God's children.

Dirk Benedict, actor

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Mark Twain, author

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

Quentin Crisp, writer

Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living.

Jamie Foxx, actor

That which resembles most living one's life over again, seems to be to recall all the circumstances of it; and, to render this remembrance more durable, to record them in writing.

Benjamin Franklin, president

For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society's method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries.

Judy Collins, musician

There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs.

Will Rogers, actor

Memoirs are the backstairs of history.

George Meredith, novelist

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.

W. H. Auden, poet

Biography should be written by an acute enemy.

Arthur Balfour, statesman

All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.

Dorothy Parker, poet

Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.

Joseph Joubert, writer

Every man

P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum,

I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.

Henry Kissinger,

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion.

George Steiner, critic

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.

Friedrich von Schiller, poet

And so I'm saying that, yes, colonialism was terrible, and I describe it as a legacy of wars, but we ought to be moving away from that by now.

Wangari Maathai, activist

Legacy is greater than currency.

Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead.

Samuel Goldwyn, producer

Once in Persia reigned a kingWho upon his signet ringGraved a maxim true and wise,Which he held before the eyesGave him counsel at a glanceFit for every change and chance.Solemn words, and these are they:Even this shall pass away.

Theodore Tilton,

For what is a poem, but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding. It is the deepest part of autobiography.

Robert Penn Warren, novelist

Don't give your opinions about Art and the Purpose of Life. They are of little interest and, anyway, you can't express them. Don't analyze yourself. Give the relevant facts and let your readers make their own judgments. Stick to your story. It is not the most important subject in history but it is one about which you are uniquely qualified to speak.

Evelyn Waugh, author

To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.

Simone Weil, philosopher

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. But above this level, far above, separated by an abyss, is the level where the highest things are achieved. These things are essentially anonymous.

Simone Weil, philosopher

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, author

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.

Rebecca West, author

If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I dislike modern memoirs. They are generally written by people who have either entirely lost their memories, or have never done anything worth remembering.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Biography is a higher gossip.

Robert Winder,

Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.

Virginia Woolf, author

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937, but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.

Michael Feinstein,

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?

Bell Hooks, critic

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.

Tyra Banks, model

Americans want our leaders to defend our values, our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life, not apologize.

Christine O'Donnell, politician

But while we can never predict where events will take us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence, we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour's legacy.

Liam Fox, politician

I think that when we look out with our underfunded liabilities and our national debt over $14 trillion, I think if we are part of that movement to get our government spending under control, I think that would be a tremendous legacy to leave.

Ben Quayle, politician

I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.' I have to leave a legacy.

Katy Perry, musician

I can think of no one more relevant and credible in the hip-hop community to build upon Def Jam's fantastic legacy and move the company into its next groundbreaking era.

Jay-Z, musician

You don't wanna mess up what you've done. It's like Jordan coming back: You're scared to mess up the legacy.

Ice Cube, musician

I'm also interested in creating a lasting legacy for collectors because bronze will last for thousands of years so I'm not really selling the art to this particular collector but it is being passed on.

Richard MacDonald, sculptor

The Women's Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I'm excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an honor to continue to build the legacy created by Billie Jean King and all of our leaders.

Angela Ruggiero, athlete

Ironically, tendency to ignore inconvenient facts and unwelcome evidence is actually President Reagan's true legacy, as I noted in 'The Nation' back in 2000, before the current right-wing mania for President Reagan gained its full force.

Eric Alterman, writer

When I look towards my future, I want to leave a legacy that runs rich.

Kyle Shewfelt, athlete

Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.

Jordana Brewster, actress

I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates.

Carol Moseley Braun, politician

Dancing, apart to music with a beat, is my legacy.

Chubby Checker, musician

It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to.

Jack Anderson, journalist

When you start your first band and it has an impact on the rest of the world you go through a lot with those guys and you become very protective of that legacy.

Chris Cornell, musician

I suppose that everyone of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.

A. A. Milne, author

Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy.

Bill Gates, business magnate

I don't think about a legacy; I think about my life, because I've had quite an unpredictable life.

Hillary Clinton, politician

Our focus needs to be less on what our legacy's going to be or how we can control each other and more how we can give to each other.

Kanye West, musician

As an artist, I never want to be a moment. I want to be a legacy, and I want my music to touch people for years to come.

Khalid, singer songwriter

Biography is history seen through the prism of a person.

Louis Fischer,

When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope, and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy.

Nikki Sixx, musician

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

Taylor Swift, musician

I don't think anything about a personal legacy. I mean, those words would never come out of my mouth unless I just repeated them. Those things have never been important to me.

Tom Brady, american football player

In my view the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC.

Tim Cook, businessman

I tend to split my activities into fun, income and legacy. The number of things in that finance bucket is pretty few and far between and doesn't consume much time at all.

Tim Ferriss, author

When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do well, that's Memoirs.

Will Rogers, actor

Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

Autobiographies ought to begin with Chapter Two.

Ellery Sedgwick,

I don't think at that time I realized how important it was and how important it was for me to be here and carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer.

Kim Weston, photographer

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.

Christine Gregoire, politician

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.

James H. Douglas, politician

Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time.

George Voinovich, politician

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.

Serena Williams, tennis player

People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself.

Peter Gay, historian

My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Julia Morgan, architect

We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come.

King Hussein I, statesman

The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message.

Cat Stevens, musician

I don't think about my legacy, if indeed, I have one.

Louis Farrakhan, activist

My name is `Abdu'l-Bah


America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller then these.

Simon Hoggart, journalist

The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.

Ahmed Chalabi, statesman

The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.

Adam Schiff, politician

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