Six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure


225 Responses to “Six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure”

  1. LOLcat Stevens says:


    My name’s on Mars – Hell yes!


    Illegible microscopic scribble. Who’s this chump?

  2. Rossifumi says:

    Life, don’t leave home without it.

  3. Umpqua says:

    I’m making sure it never reads:

    “Sat on couch a lot. Damn.”

  4. whenindeepshit says:

    Don’t waste it blogging. Get laid!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Everything done will mean more someday

  6. anthony says:

    sweeter and simpler than you’d expect.

  7. anthony says:

    All wounds were slight save one?

  8. Russell Letson says:

    For the halves of my life:

    Always got his essays graded promptly.
    Did his best writing on deadline.

  9. modati says:

    its one of two i guess:
    alas, i guess i wont understand

    eternity: i can see it now

  10. Antinous says:

    Guns and drag don’t mix well.

  11. trillyumyum says:

    I have not lived in vain—Samuel Hahnemann

  12. mathus says:

    Saw seeing, lost equilibrium redirected experiments

    right about them, they’re us, fuck

  13. yatima says:

    You are what life is for.

  14. certron says:

    Can’t sleep, clowns will eat me.
    What does this button do? Oh.
    Should have bought Wal-mart, Exxon, Berkshire.
    Packed spare parachute? Maybe next time.

  15. Van Diemen says:

    Roamed many countries. Like mine best.

  16. evener says:

    “Energy equals mass times squared lightspeed” – A. Einstein

  17. Jeff says:

    The End Is Near. Repent Now!

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  18. License Farm says:

    Wrote everything but what I wanted.


    Anything I could say depresses me.

  19. xesnrocinu says:

    material possession is not human progression

  20. themindfantastic says:

    Definitely afraid of falling from heights.

  21. starcadia says:

    Only 10,000 more years until enlightenment!

  22. windybt says:

    Hesitation took away all my chances.

  23. JY Yang says:

    Everything all for this, I guess.

  24. insomma says:

    living as long as life permits


    never really worried, resting in peace

  25. Anonymous says:

    life of the party, designated driver.

  26. lmegliol says:

    Learned much. Never really knew anything.

  27. Rickmccl says:

    Bye, thanks for all the fish.

    for Doctor Nakamats:

    Floppy disk first in long string.

  28. johnnycomelately says:

    I lost, feared loss, lost everything.

    …then I thought I might escape…

    I knew she had a husband?

  29. carlton says:

    What? Me flunk English? That’s unpossible!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Crazier every day, wiser every year.

  31. Adam Keck says:

    Died with most toys. I win.

  32. Adam Keck says:

    Cancer. Wish I had more time…

  33. InnerPeacenik says:

    That was fun! What happens now?


    Played Hide and Seek with God


    Old too soon, wise too late

  34. Rossifumi says:

    Freewill and fate always converged

  35. Rinchen says:

    Live in hope. Die in despair.

  36. The Thompson Five says:

    Hey, does red mean it’s on?

  37. Anonymous says:

    Life left me, now you too.
    Back to the beginning, but worse.
    I’m losing you and you’re here.
    When you leave, who’ll be here?
    I’ll be next to you forever.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Rules are meant to be broken

  39. Anonymous says:

    will she ever know my feelings?

  40. xesnrocinu says:

    i just thought of more, and i do realize that wasn’t really a direct memoir.

    i’m proud i stopped shaving


    not too cool to have fun.


  41. Hell's Donut House says:

    Pay attention, you will be tested.

  42. Takuan says:

    I can quit anytime I want

  43. jcartan says:

    Came, saw, took lots of naps

    Danced, wondered, searched, found, lost, accepted

    Life takes longer than you think

  44. cassiet says:

    waiting for what’s next.. always waiting.

  45. sphenga says:

    with timid gumption adventures were found.

  46. LucyLee says:

    silent screams drown out screaming silence

  47. Spinningmind says:

    Thought much. Accomplished little. Still happy.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Wake me up for my graduation.

  49. Zuty says:

    All I Need: Soap, Socks, Sandwiches.

  50. joanna says:

    Despite warnings, never minded the gap.

  51. mdhatter says:

    A little dab will do you.

  52. Jeff says:

    What a waste of good words.

  53. Takuan says:

    I told you I was sick

  54. Who says:

    Tricycles, girls, sunrises, sushi, begin again.

  55. Takuan says:

    conveyor or not, it takes off

  56. Anonymous says:

    great life, flipped upside down, unstoppable.

  57. V says:

    I thought there’d be more monkeys.

  58. triakter says:

    There actually is no secret sauce.

  59. kmiranda says:

    Without love, exists life without happiness

  60. Anonymous says:

    Born mature… went downhill from there

  61. Fnarf says:

    Told you I wasn’t feeling well.

  62. Anonymous says:

    College sucks. Classes fine. Friends insincere.

  63. Nobilis says:

    At forty, you figure it out.

  64. lors15 says:

    Silence isn’t golden; need my voice.

  65. tempophage says:

    Child, Soldier, Husband, Father, next . . . death.

  66. Sweet Petunia says:

    Stay out of the mud, hon.

  67. mikeout says:

    Amassed a most impressive CD collection.

  68. Alan says:

    Alone. Proved man IS an island

  69. Ian70 says:

    I’ll just use Freddie Mercury’s 6-word bigraphy:
    “Singer of songs, lover of life.”

  70. mkhobson says:

    I never knew what hit me.

  71. wildweasel says:

    Please, Mom, just one more game!

  72. ill lich says:

    This cemetery is just wasted space.

  73. Anonymous says:

    Brevity is not my strong suit.

  74. Anonymous says:

    These violent delights have violent ends.

  75. adamblast says:

    Acted. Like he had a life.

  76. plousia says:

    Desperate misery, but God, redeemed living.

  77. thesarahbird says:

    Film school was a bad idea.

  78. Anonymous says:

    Hey, is anyone recording this?

  79. Anonymous says:

    7 words? Never was good at math.

  80. thesarahbird says:

    Film school was a bad idea.

  81. o0oo00o0o says:

    Maybe I should have compromised more?

  82. Anonymous says:

    Oh shit! I forgot to do that!

  83. phill says:

    Coffee, code and marijuana. Terrible lover.

  84. tinyghosts says:

    “Save me!” she begged. I couldn’t.


    The water’s rising faster now. Goodbye.


    He seemed so sweet. At first.

  85. Anonymous says:

    A Happening waiting for an accident. –Tristan MacAvery

  86. luistxo says:

    I have never been good at math

  87. korrontean says:

    Had fun, tried to be good.

  88. Goob says:

    Married to exwife 150 pounds ago.

  89. whenindeepshit says:

    When in thought, rode a bicycle

  90. ryan says:

    Thought I’d be awesome by now.

  91. reliable says:

    Dont procrastinate now – do it later.

  92. darlinwench says:

    This is your life- you’re lost.

  93. Chickie Pants says:

    This hurts more than I thought.

  94. jcartan says:

    Provided warm lap for numerous cats

  95. A Salty Dog says:

    life scientist: experimented with everything (period)

  96. Nato Welch says:

    Savored Slack.
    Loved All.
    Prefer myself.

  97. Anonymous says:

    Scared of heights, bored on ground.

  98. art by bennett says:

    Let gratitude be your attitude. There!
    -an AA slogan

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. Nothing more needed.

    Will someone please buy my Art!

    Jesus is coming! Hide your bong!
    -a bumper sticker

  99. mercedes says:

    This time is THE. LAST. TIME.

  100. Barkalounger says:

    Always cared enough to follow directions properly.

  101. jaguarcy says:

    Too bored to finish anything

  102. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t slowed by hesitation; lives on.

  103. Anonymous says:

    Are you going to eat that?

  104. robin_hood says:

    Believe mother. Toast in bathtub bad.

  105. ill lich says:

    He was some guy, now compost.

  106. Tenn says:

    Despite warnings, walked into the light.
    We’ll see who’s right now, Christianity!
    Would be, she is, she was.
    You kids get off my crypt!
    I’m six feet closer to China!
    Warning. Don’t hold beer and watch.

  107. lf says:

    Never stopped moving until the end

  108. Cazart says:

    Never was any good at rules.

  109. Tenn says:

    Was late to her own funeral.

  110. morestuff says:

    what happens if I do this?

  111. Lauren E16 says:

    “Feeling stronger, after all the pain”

    “They only know who i was”

    “Being 16 isn’t always so sweet”

  112. mesrop says:

    before my time, by thousand years.

  113. aluxeterna says:

    These comments have jumped the shark.

  114. mesrop says:

    Killed my god, love my humanity.

  115. jcartan says:

    What is there to say, really?

  116. Kristi says:

    Found her time to emerge amaranthine.

  117. WardenStreets says:

    Divorce almost final, things looking up.

  118. Wordweaverlynn says:

    Stories saved me, so I write.

    Oh, how I loved the world.

  119. Hawkman says:

    I think therefore I am late

  120. andyhavens says:

    More words! More words! What a

  121. morestuff says:

    you must be present to win.

  122. Jeff says:

    Very telling words, inner truths revealed.

    What is this, a flash confession?

  123. megachan says:

    Try it, you might like it!

  124. Anonymous says:

    I’ve your mistake in my body.

  125. tom s says:

    Unfortunately, five words is enough.

  126. PeaceLove says:

    Act One: ADHD. Act Two: Pending.

  127. Adventure Books of Seattle says:

    People YES, Corporations WATCH, Exploration GO.

  128. DaedalusAloft says:

    Re-spawn in 3, 2, 1… Crap.

  129. palindromic says:

    Born, lived, exhaled, recursed, trepidation and?

  130. stuartcw says:

    Went to Japan, never came back.

  131. Takuan says:

    I’m off to kick god’s ass

  132. Takuan says:

    old too soon, smart too late (alright, not mine, but good)

  133. guru dorian verve fone says:

    Who am I to say no?

  134. Takuan says:

    You! Quit standing on my grave!

  135. Anonymous says:

    it’s just you and me world…..

  136. fnord says:

    Must I live this life alone?

  137. obdan says:

    I couldn’t get it to go

  138. CrossCompiler says:

    Stopped anthropomorphizing theists at age five.

  139. Doctor Device says:

    Not sure, not done living yet.

  140. Cheqyr says:

    Comment number twenty-three nails it.

  141. minTphresh says:

    never had much use for it.

  142. DRensin says:

    Been there. Done that. What’s next?

  143. Anonymous says:

    Smart; yet so many hidden layers


    The extreme master of suspense is

  144. zhivago says:

    Life is a chair of bullies

  145. Guru says:

    Loved God, Kids, Wife, work. Happiness!

  146. wayn3w says:

    This is all there is — really.

  147. raisedbywolves says:

    Reckless leaper finds soft landing.

  148. minTphresh says:

    a side note in art history.

  149. Anonymous says:

    Ruth fills empty void: Wife disagree’s

    read this somewhere, a guy was describing his affair

  150. Anonymous says:


  151. Chinpokomon says:

    I can’t in less than seven.

  152. faroutfive says:

    Did the best I could. Tired.

  153. Anonymous says:

    that crazy kid on the roof
    frootloop in a bowl of cheerios
    scared of heights and still climbing
    go green, live large, then die

  154. potatocube says:

    Emptied by women, swimming in booze.

  155. franklymydear says:

    Craving order, loving chaos, making due.

  156. franklymydear says:

    It’s a dog’s life. If only!

  157. Chinpokomon says:

    Learn this one thing, it’s critical,


    Before I passed, I wished I’d


    Take time to finish what you

  158. Adventure Books of Seattle says:

    ‘I took an online explosives cour…’

  159. bxrguy says:

    My two favourites from the article that started all this:

    Margaret Atwood: “Longed for him. Got him. Shit.”

    Joss Whedon: “Gown removed carefully. Head less so.”

  160. Anonymous says:

    born a patriot, died knowing better

  161. Chinpokomon says:

    And my favorite… OK, really two for 12 words, but they could be used on their own or together:

    I’m just to the good part,
    Now I’ll never know what happens.

  162. rEVDAVID says:

    A tourist returned home as carry on.

  163. Anonymous says:

    lonely. junk. Christ. adoption. joy. eternity.

  164. m3ch4h0m0 says:

    Screwed up childhood, still reliving it.

  165. Eduardo says:

    Too long for me.

  166. Anonymous says:

    You? Different? Yeah, i thought so

  167. Anonymous says:

    my favorites that i made

    ~I’m a person, not a door mat.~
    ~Zebra Print: no exact match; unique.~

  168. phill says:

    Explosion. What awesome way to die.

  169. Abbey says:

    Not like I planned. It’s better.

  170. William Cline says:

    No mom, no dad, just me,

  171. Alpinwolf says:

    Watch me do this new trick!


    Now I’ll attempt the Triple Lindy…


    Phooey, I hate cliff hanger endings


    I have you now!… wait, what?

    {My first post! Kthxbai}

  172. arkizzle says:

    can i haz wun moar go?

  173. Rinchen says:

    Live in hope. Die in despair.

  174. Maxopera says:

    I came. I saw. I plagiarized.

  175. ash says:

    just drinkin, smokin, straight west coastin

    (ok not my words, but appropriate anyway)

  176. zeman says:

    Really? Is that all there is?

  177. AlamoTippery says:

    A crooked past straightens my future

  178. Jack Caesar says:

    Middle bit

    The Future


    Getting somewhere? Revisit square one, again.

  179. RuTemple says:

    Live and learn; die and forget.

  180. Takuan says:

    like a band of unwavering light

  181. Takuan says:

    didn’t file last years tax return

  182. sebastia says:

    oh that’s what that smell was

  183. Anonymous says:

    dad died, you held it together.


    at wedding, should’ve been the bride.


    refuse to ever live without you.


    lucky to have you all along.

  184. Anonymous says:

    long suicidal nights not worth it
    she stood me up, game over
    parents don’t agree with my decisions

  185. InnerPeacenik says:

    Thanks, Prem Rawat, for inner peace.

  186. morestuff says:

    how much now do I get?

  187. Anonymous says:

    Disappointment should not be anything new

  188. legotech says:

    Grow up? What? Why do that?

  189. cuteoverlord says:

    Abortion at 25, adoption at 40.

  190. dculberson says:

    That’s all there is. Awesome, huh?

  191. Anonymous says:

    Raised Pentecostal. Now I’m in Hell.

  192. elizavery says:

    Got over it. Then fun began.

  193. Anonymous says:

    I’m loved and hated by everyone.

  194. gurpreet singh eng101a says:

    Should’ve “went” to school… but didn’t.

  195. joiwind says:

    Older. No wiser. Still having fun.

  196. annsoforth says:

    Love and marriage;
    Death and taxes.

    Rising tide
    Didn’t lift
    This ship

  197. sswaan says:

    Two careers so far, still time.

  198. garymoos says:

    Never recovered from a happy childhood.

  199. eustace says:

    Love fast, regret a long time.

  200. Tenn says:

    Wished upon stars- found them planets.

  201. edgeplot says:

    Slept by day and read all night.

  202. afrostygirl says:

    Always figuring it out too late.

  203. Anonymous says:

    They should have used protection

  204. xadrian says:

    Art as life, just not mine.

  205. Machinehead says:

    Had all the sex I wanted

  206. Chocolatey Shatner says:

    gay vegetarian librarian, wants kids/husband

    hmmm, sounds more like a personals ad…

  207. Halloween Jack says:

    It’s true: everybody plays the fool.

  208. jody says:

    Saw the truth, was not impressed.

  209. Anonymous says:

    living each day, walking with Jesus.

  210. Takuan says:

    was drunk, was sober, drunk better

  211. says:

    it was death that killed him

  212. nicolebee says:

    An open mind, an open heart.

  213. Worthydog says:

    Struggled with depression, overcame medication stigma.

  214. Ape Lad says:

    Never could beat Super Mario Brothers.

  215. Takuan says:

    lived to see a black president

  216. Dave Hecht says:

    woke up light in life out

  217. NarbYehoot says:

    Took my damn time with everything.

  218. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    It went faster than I figured.

  219. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    Wanted life to always be fair

  220. Anonymous says:

    Not good at following instructions

  221. Ashe says:

    Was born, I lived, now dead…

    Now this is jolly good living…

    Forgot to look before I leapt…

    Was an oxygen thief. Finally caught

    That last potion did not work…

    Failed at life, suceeded in death…

  222. Ashe says:

    She did me in I tell ya!

    My death, a left-wing conspiracy…

  223. Registrado says:

    Fortunately this is just a dream.

    There’s much good in this thread.
    Personal agreements go to Nonlis, Ryan,
    Jaguarcy, Doctor Device, m3ch4h0m0, and Edgeplot.

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