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Ive told youngsters not to write their autobiographical novel at the age of twenty-one; to save it for the time when theyre fifty-one or sixty-one. They should write other novels first, to learn their craft; they shouldnt cut their teeth on the valuable material of childhood because theyll never have better material, ever, to work with.
— Laura Z. Hobson —

All art is autobiographical.

— Federico Fellini

Everyone knows that a lot of memoirs have made-up scenes; it's obvious. And everyone knows that half the time at least fictions contain literal autobiographical truths. So how do we decide what's what, and does it even matter?

— Lauren Slater

There's not a strong autobiographical strain in my fiction. A few bits of fact here and there.

— Donald Barthelme

Autobiographical comics, I love them. I love them.

— Alison Bechdel

When I started writing at 18 or 19, I had a fear of anything autobiographical, but I've come to realise that my writing is very autobiographical at the emotional level.

— Ben Marcus

Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them.

— John Barton

I occasionally experience the discomfort of people assuming my work is autobiographical.

— Jonathan Tropper

I've yet to write a stand-up show that isn't autobiographical.

— Mike Birbiglia

The songs are not necessarily autobiographical. A lot of songs are a combination of influences. It might be some part of my life, or something I've felt, or something somebody's told me. It all comes together.

— Tracy Chapman

If I like hardcore straight-edge punk music, gentle psychedelic folk music, gangster rap, indie-rock with a lot of guitar pedals, and I find inspiration from all these things in different songs of mine, shouldn't I be allowed to make any of this kind of music that I want? And it's the same for the comic books, why should I only make autobiographical stories? Or only political stories? Or only superhero stories? Or only comedy stories? I am a bit creatively desperate, when I sit with a pen and paper I am desperate for ANY idea that makes me excited, I don't care what kind of idea it is!

— Jeffrey Lewis

Just because I write in the first person doesn't mean that all my songs are autobiographical.

— Thalia Zedek

I think my painting is so autobiographical if anyone can take the trouble to read it.

— Lee Krasner

The things that I write are autobiographical in a surreal sense, like when you have a dream and you go to the doctor's office, but then you turn around and it's actually your childhood home and the doctor has turned into Ryan Reynolds.

— Diablo Cody

It is a little remarkable, that - though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends - an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

All art is autobiographical. You can only create what you are.

— Dale Carnegie

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