03 December 2020

Four quotes regarding memoirs

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know."
Ernest Hemingway (1964), A Moveable Feast

"It's the inescapable problem of the autobiography: how much is left out, how much has been genuinely forgotten, and how much has been touched up to throw the subject into striking relief?"
Robertson Davies (1975), World of Wonders

"Readers of biographies like their meat rare."
Robertson Davies (1988), The Lyre of Orpheus

"He who speaks the truth will need a fast horse."