History repeats itself historians repeat each other.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is [as] unfair as only sport can be.
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success
Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment
The detective story is the normal recreation of noble minds.
People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.
Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender.