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Fawn M. Brodie Quotes

(1915-1981), American Biographer

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.

Category: Autobiography

Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.

Category: Biography

There is, of course, a gold mine or a buried treasure on every mortgaged homestead. Whether the farmer ever digs for it or not, it is there, haunting his daydreams when the burden of debt is most unbearable.

Category: Farming And Farmers

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Category: Politicians And Politics

Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.

Category: Teachers And Teaching