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.
Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma.
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
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.
I had always imagined that Cliché was a suburb of Paris, until I discovered it to be a street in Oxford.
Memorable Quotations: Historians
Historians of the Past (Kindle Book)