Words, Well Said…

I love them because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautiful expressed with much authority by someone recognized wise than oneself. – Marlene Dietrich, on quotations.

I may feel that without some recognizability I cannot live. But I may also feel that the terms by which i am recognized make life unlivable. – Judith Butler

Without deviation from the norm, progress isnt possible. – Frank Zappa

When it comes to autobiography, narrative and identity, are so intimiately linked that each constantly and properly graviates into the conceptual field of the other. Thus, narrative is not merely a literary form but a mode of phenomenological and cognitive self-experience, while self – the autobiographical discourse – does not nessarily precede its constitution in narrative.  – Paul John Eakin

To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. – Oscar Wilde.

A biography is considered complete if it merely accounts for six or seven selves, whereas a person may well have as many as a thousand. – Virginia Woolf

“The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know wha tyou are and yet to be that thing” – Gertrude Stein

Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before. – Willa Cather.

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


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