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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

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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,

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

There is properly no history; only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

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

Kahlil Gibran, artist

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

John Berger, artist

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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

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

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


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

Mark Twain, author

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

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

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

Will Rogers, actor

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

Jamie Foxx, actor

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

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

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

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

Quentin Crisp, writer

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

Samuel Goldwyn, producer

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

Legacy is greater than currency.

Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur

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

Every man

P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum,

Memoirs are the backstairs of history.

George Meredith, novelist

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The new Pirates! builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful and fun experience to players... and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game.

Sid Meier, scientist

With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing, I have never thought of legacy at all. I am always grateful if people like what I have done. A legacy is something no one can forsee.

Tom Glazer, musician

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.

Paul Weyrich, critic

In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance.

Ron Kind, politician

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

You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that's a problem. It's a fiscal problem for us.

Dennis Hastert, politician

If there is any one truth from the legacy of the Cayce readings, it would be that there is a spiritual dimension to humans, something beyond time and space.

Henry Reed, writer

I don't want to lose my name because that's how I know myself. There is a legacy here.

Moon Unit Zappa, musician

I have a great legacy, tarnished somewhat by the move.

Art Modell, businessman

I am riding for Legacy ATV and I have quite a few new sponsors this year.

Ben Jackson,

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.

Kevin Costner, actor

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.

Jim Ramstad, politician

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century.

Li Peng, public servant

If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

No sooner does a great man depart, and leave his character as public property, than a crowd of little men rushes towards it. There they are gathered together, blinking up to it with such vision as they have, scanning it from afar, hovering round it this way and that, each cunningly endeavoring, by all arts, to catch some reflex of it in the little mirror of himself.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

The remarkable thing is that it is the crowded life that is most easily remembered. A life full of turns, achievements, disappointments, surprises, and crises is a life full of landmarks. The empty life has even its few details blurred, and cannot be remembered with certainty.

Eric Hoffer, writer

I'm not looking for a legacy, and you'll never shut up the critics. I've been around 50 years. When you're a catalyst for change, you make enemies - and I'm proud of the ones I've got.

Rupert Murdoch, publisher

When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.

Samuel Butler, poet

You have to know one big thing and stick with it. The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment. This permitted them to create something. Those are the ones who leave a legacy.

Irving Kristol, editor

I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.

King Hussein I, statesman

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

The facts of a person's life will, like murder, come out.

Norman Sherry,

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.


The surrounding that householders crave are glorified autobiographies.

T. H. Gibblings,

Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.

Edward Gibbon, historian

This is the beginning of a new day.You have been given this day to use as you will.You can waste it or use it for good.What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever;in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good.


If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument. If not, no monument can preserve my memory.

Agesilaus II,

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind.

John Allston,

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.

John Arbuthnot, physicist

Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.

Augusto Roa Bastos,

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.

Hilaire Belloc, poet

A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.

Fawn M. Brodie, author

Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.

Italo Calvino, journalist

Such reproductions may not interest the reader; but after all, this is my autobiography, not his; he is under no obligation to read further in it; he was under none to begin. A modest or inhibited autobiography is written without entertainment to the writer and read with distrust by the reader.

Neville Cardus,

There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.

Edward Dahlberg, novelist

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.

Salvador Dali, painter

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.

Rene Descartes, mathematician

The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.

Leon Edel, critic

My Turn is the distilled bathwater of Mrs. Reagan's life. It is for the most part sweetish, with a tart edge of rebuke, but disappointingly free of dirt or particulate matter of any kind.

Barbara Ehrenreich, writer

Feedom has never been free ... I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.

Medgar Evers, activist

We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.

Richard Feynman,

February 13, 1951. No! I cannot claim that with the end of this notebook, of the notebook, all will be settled, that all will have been done. Perhaps I will have the desire to add to this again. To add something. To add. Perhaps. To add to this again at the last moment

Andre Gide, novelist

Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.

John Grigg,

Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.

Philip Guedalla, historian

An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers.

Barbara G. Harris,

A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle.

Richard Holmes,

Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.

Horace, poet

On the trail of another man, the biographer must put up with finding himself at every turn; any biography uneasily shelters an autobiography within it.

Paul Murray Kendall,

The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.

Sister Elizabeth Kenny,

A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.

Andre Maurois, writer

The first thing to be done by a biographer in estimating character is to examine the stubs of his victim's check-books.

Silas Weir Mitchell,

Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.

John L. Motley,

Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.


Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

George Orwell, author

There will be some trouble about 'biography' because I have never troubled myself to supply particulars of my early life to any writer.

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero,

I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.

Philip Roth, novelist

It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.

Philip Roth, novelist

Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as Call Me God) to KCMG (Kindly Call Me God) to GCMG (God Calls Me God).

Anthony Sampson, writer

In this age of specialization, I sometimes think of myself as the last 'generalist' in economics, with interests that range from mathematical economics down to current financial journalism. My real interests are research and teaching...

Paul A. Samuelson,

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