Six Word Biographies


Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser from Boingboing had this great concept of the 6-word memoir. There are even great YouTube videos about it.

I absolutely loved the idea! Unfortunately, unless you were Maya Angelou, you should probably just stick to one memoir… even if your memoir were only a 6-word memoir. For the record, mine is Everything Done Will Mean More Later.

However, there’s nothing wrong with writing lots of 6-word biographies, so I’m dedicating this post to the concept. That means I will add other 6-word biographies as I think of them, to this same post, mostly of famous people so others can relate, but also the occasional specific person in my life for an inside joke. Real biography links courtesy of Wikipedia.

If you have any 6-word biographies to share, please add them to the comments. Thank you.


Six Word Memoir

Six Word Memoir

Not enough channels to share everything!
Ted Turner

WTF??? Ask in Facebook survey. LMFAO!!!
– A certain 16 year old distant relative I know

Superman. On screen and off screen.
Christopher Reeve

My Way, with other people’s songs.
Frank Sinatra

My Way. My Songs. My Show.
Paul Anka

Fame became infamy between my legs.
Bill Buckner

Yes we can. Yes we will!
Barack Obama

Born to be Vice-president, not historian.
Joe Biden

Repeat Om mani padme hum forever…
– Any Dalai Lama

Good heart, bad lungs, no wardrobe.
Darth Vader

Six words? I want six memoirs!
Maya Angelou

Great in many ways, relativity speaking.
Albert Einstein


Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 6.7

6 thoughts on “Six Word Biographies

  1. Enjoyed the video on the 6 word memoir. I had not heard of this. Thanks for sharing. “Always live life to the fullest!” “Be all you can be, now!” “You only live once, enjoy it!” “Live, Love, Dance while you can!”

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