Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. Carter G. Woodson
Sometimes I read a biography of some tempestuous artist and find myself longing for fireworks! booze! bloody fights!; I do think that life must be so much more thrilling when you're actively miserable. Lauren Groff
The library of my elementary school had this great biography section, and I read all of these paperback biographies until they were dog-eared. The story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Curie and Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver and on and on and on. Christine Quinn
I'm not one of those people who writes a biography or tries to figure out what kind of ice cream the character liked when he was 10. Miguel Ferrer
You can use a biography to examine political power, but only if you pick the right guy. Robert Caro