„It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my experiments with truth…as my life consists of nothing but those experiments.“

Introduction
1920s, An Autobiography (1927)

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„At this point in my life, I don’t worry about telling a literary story or the right story; I tell the story I want to tell, the story that makes me feel alive, the questions I want to answer.“

—  Amulya Malladi Indian writer 1974

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„I depict my life and experiences in my works of art.“

—  Otto Mueller German painter and printmaker of the expressionist movement 1874 - 1930

quoted by his sister Emmy Muellers in her 'Recollections'; as cited in Otto Mueller: A Stand-Alone Modernist, Dieter W. Posselt; 2006 / new edition 2010, Books on Demand, GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany - ISBN:978-3-8448-6866-1

„I don't care what they might think of me; but I don't want lies about my life used to invalidate the stories. My characters seem real because they are drawn from the realities of my life.“

—  Charles de Lint author 1951

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„To tell you the truth although it would put £500 in my pockets to specify my own patent rails, I cannot do so after the experience I have had.“

—  George Stephenson English civil engineer and mechanical engineer 1781 - 1848

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„Today I read your autobiography in two volumes, Living My Life.“

—  Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005

These two books full of life, shocked me greatly. Your roaring of forty years like spring thunder, knocked at the door of my living grave throughout the whole book. At this time, silence lost its effect, the fire of my life was lit, I want to come to life and go through great anguish, immeasurable joy, dark despair and enthusiastic hope, throughout the peak and the abyss of life. I will calmly go on living with an attitude you taught me until I spend my whole life.
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„My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth.“

—  Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

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„I would like to express my longing for happy experiences. I do not want us to be for ever regretting. Art has been and remains the part of my life that brings me happiness.“

—  Max Pechstein German artist 1881 - 1955

as quoted by de:Wolf-Dieter Dube, in Expressionism, de:Wolf-Dieter Dube; Praeger Publishers, New York, 1973, p. 89

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„My life was as crammed with strenuous work and highly interesting experiences alike.“

—  Alexandra Kollontai Soviet diplomat 1872 - 1952

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