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Writing a book is something I actually feel like I could do. I don’t know when that would happen, but I feel like if the right idea strikes, whether it be short stories or a novel or even a memoir that would be more substantial than most of the comedian memoirs people put out where it’s big font and all the chapters are like ten pages long.
1.Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
2.’Undertones of War’ by Edmund Blunden seems to get less attention than the memoirs of Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves, but it is a great book.Memoirs Quotes
3.I make video art pieces, take photographs, and dabble in acting ever since my screen test for ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ with Steven Spielberg. But music is my first love and always will be my priority.
4.I don’t like memoirs. I think they’re self-serving, and people use them to settle scores, and I really tried not to do that. You have to have a really interesting life to justify memoir, and my life has been pretty ho-hum.
5.My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
6.I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the ‘message,’ even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
7.It is important to understand how leaders have adapted and thought about war and warfare across their careers. ‘The Autobiography of General Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs of the Civil War’ is perhaps the best war memoir ever written.
8.At its best, fiction cultivates fantasy and compassion; at its worst, memoir provokes schadenfreude and prurience. The ugly truth, I fear, is that many people are drawn to sensational memoirs for the same reason they watch ‘The Apprentice’: they like to witness actual suffering, before-your-very-eyes humiliation.
9.A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
10.My father was highbrow: writing long biographies of Dante and stuff like that. Ghostwriting sportsman memoirs? That was sort of the lowest of the low.
11.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.
12.What are you going to do with astronauts who first reach the surface of Mars and then turn around and rocket back home-ward? What are they going to do, write their memoirs? Would they go again? Having them repeat the voyage, in my view, is dim-witted. Why don’t they stay there on Mars?
13.I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.
14.Someone asked me if I was afraid to write my memoirs. I told him: ‘We have to stop drawing up accounts of fear! We live in a society in which people are allowed to tell their story, and that is what I do.’
15.Writing a book is something I actually feel like I could do. I don’t know when that would happen, but I feel like if the right idea strikes, whether it be short stories or a novel or even a memoir that would be more substantial than most of the comedian memoirs people put out where it’s big font and all the chapters are like ten pages long.
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