biography

A Quote by Sol Luckman on halloween, imagination, imaginary, imaginal, consciousness, experience, biography, metaphor, mask, persona, reality, spy, fiction, fictitious, luke soloman, reality creation, and manifestation

It would be Halloween. It’s always Halloween in my imaginary life. Even in my earliest years, the ones I never technically experienced but only heard about from my biographers, it was Halloween—Halloween a metaphor for donning a mask of “reality” and becoming a spy in order to expose the “real” world’s fictitious underbelly.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 197

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Bill Clinton on biography, mortality, and challenge

My father left me with the feeling that I had to live for two people, and that if I did it well enough, somehow I could make up for the life he should have had. And his memory infused me, at a younger age than most, with a sense of my own mortality. The knowledge that I, too, could die young drove me both to try to drain the most out of every moment of life and to get on with the next big challenge. Even when I wasn't sure where I was going, I was always in a hurry.

Bill Clinton

Source: My Life, Pages: A Chapter from My Life

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on anecdotes, biography, and worth

One personal anecdote of a man is worth a volume of biography.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on acceptance, achievement, argument, biography, company, concern, effort, government, home, individuality, leadership, liberals, life, nations, responsibility, support, thought, vacation, and writers

DEAR Tom: A thought that has occurred and reoccurred to me during my vacation is that some capable writer should do a biography of your life. This thought came to me because of my constant concern, publicly and privately, in the combating of the trend toward excessive paternalism in Government. As you know, I constantly preach individual initiative and acceptance of individual responsibility if we are in the long run to avert Statism. It seems to me that an account of your life would be a story of practicable achievement in the free enterprise system that would be far more effective in support of my argument than almost anything else could be. You have been known as one of the liberal leaders of industry; your own personal record as well as that of your company under your leadership should bring home many lessons to the participants in the industrial strife that now plagues the nation. There are undoubtedly many writers and scholars who would like to write a biography of you. It might even be done best as a "collaboration" effort by two or more writers. In any event, it is my thought that maybe you will be sufficiently interested to talk it over with me when I am in New York. Cordially, IKE

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: letter from Dwight David Eisenhower to Thomas J. Watson, August 22, 1949, Denver, Colorado

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on biography, death, existence, future, heaven, life, nations, past, sacred, suffering, present, and universe

All life is figured by them as a Tree. Igdrasil, the Ash-tree of existence, has its roots deep-down in the kingdoms of Death: its trunk reaches up heaven-high, spreads its boughs over the whole Universe: it is the Tree of Existence. At the foot of it, in the Death-Kingdom, sit the three Fates - the Past, Present and Future; watering its roots from the Sacred Well. It's "bough," with their buddings and disleafings, - events, things suffered, things done, catastrophes, - stretch through all lands and times. Is not every leaf of it a biography, every fiber there an act or word? Its boughs are the Histories of Nations. The rustle of it is the noise of Human Existence, onwards from of old. . . . I find no similitude so true as this of a Tree. Beautiful; altogether beautiful and great.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on biography, history, men, and world

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Sir Robert Baden-Powell on biography, christ, life, and success

Almost any biography will have its useful suggestions for making life a success, but none better or more unfailing than the biography of Christ.

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941)

Source: Lessons from the varsity of life

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on biography

I can find my biography in every fable that I read.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on biography, fishing, foolishness, history, and reality

But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on biography and history

There is properly no history; only biography.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. History

Contributed by: Zaady

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