personal quotes

I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.Peter Ackroyd

Whenever I go to Germany I find that my readers have T-shirts with my book covers printed on them. They come to all the events, they have gifts and they come with their families. They are always very open to sharing their personal stories.Cecelia Ahern

An album is such a personal thing. It's something I always wanted to do. It's me doing me, singing as me.Danny Aiello

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over.Alvin Ailey

In my early 30s, I started to realise I was avoiding something on a personal level, but also as a writer. I was in denial about who I was, and was trying to be someone who I was not.Ayad Akhtar

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.Amos Bronson Alcott

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.Amos Bronson Alcott

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.Nelson Algren

I went along doing the one-salad-a-night routine for a year. And I remember feeling so tired and depressed and irritable. I had no personal life. I was always flying someplace - weekends, holidays, vacations. Dinners at night were no fun because I couldn't eat.Carol Alt

And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.Christiane Amanpour

To the extent that I considered the personal burden of harming the people who had trusted me, plus the Agency, or the United States, I wasn't processing that.Aldrich Ames

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.Aldrich Ames

This subsistence, or manner of being of God is his one essence so far as it has personal properties.William Ames

I think I've owned all the models of iPods so far. And these days between my iPod, iPhone and my personal laptop computer, I'm someone who is very, very grateful for all the ways to listen to music and completely switch off from people around me and listen to the music in detail, which is very hard to do if you're in a room with other people.Ian Anderson

People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for.Laurie Anderson

I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.Victoria de los Angeles

If I look at it, it's about being able to get lost in New York, to explore the city, to have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris.Keren Ann

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.Katharine Anthony

I've always had a strong feeling for the Statue of Liberty, because it became the statue of my personal liberty.David Antin

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.Mary Antin