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Fiction Quotes

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'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Related topics: Wisdom

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

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Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't read fiction at all.
- Brent Spiner

I read everything: fiction, history,
science,
mathematics, biography, travel.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special -
and True -
is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I quit my job just to quit.
I didn't quit my job to write fiction.
I just didn't want to work anymore.
- Don DeLillo

I think a child should be allowed to take his father's
or mother's name at will on coming of age.
Paternity is a legal fiction.
- James Joyce

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction
of being in the hub of things.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I read the newspaper avidly.
It is my one form of continuous fiction.
- A. C. Benson

The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license
to do anything you want to do.
- Lindsay Wagner

The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
- Frederik Pohl

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in
science-fiction films when the human characters are
often so astoundingly wooden.
- John Podhoretz

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
- Doris Lessing

I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction:
characters,
scenes, a big urgent emotional question.
And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
- Ira Glass

I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas,
and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream
public that chooses my books for the most part.
- Jean M. Auel

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the
fantasy and science fiction cons.
- Fred Saberhagen

Science fiction writers put characters into a world
with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
- Rudy Rucker

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
- George Murray

People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie.
That man had no talent.
It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
- Cecilia Bartoli

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction,
something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still,
which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
- Gil Gerard

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate
the imagination and the unconscious,
it's essential to be free.
- Manuel Puig

To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction,
you need an invented language.
- Jeanette Winterson

Writing is writing, and stories are stories.
Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction.
And even there, who can be sure?
- Tanith Lee

I have a kind of standard explanation why,
which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of
making sense out of a senseless world.
- John Sladek

I have never been a critic of science fiction as a whole.
- Robert Sheckley

I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues:
Lesbian parenting,
the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
- Audre Lorde

In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts...
It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important...
truth with fiction.
- Janet Leigh

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
- Alfred Adler

Creating the fictional background for a game world
isn't significantly different from creating a background for fiction.
- John M. Ford

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction.
So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement,
because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
- Amy Tan

Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary
field which has no limits,
no parameters whatsoever.
- Theodore Sturgeon

When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.
- Steven Wright

Truth is more peculiar than fiction.
Life is really a startling place.
- Mira Nair

There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy
books with the main character being an old person.
- Elizabeth Moon

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind
of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
- Elizabeth Moon

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential
of lighter fantastic fiction.
I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one,
and it's fun.
- Piers Anthony

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind,
generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
- Nora Roberts

It's always good when women win things in fiction because
it tends to be more male-dominated,
unlike poetry, which is more equal.
- Carol Ann Duffy

I think if I'm going to do a science fiction,
I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
- Ridley Scott

I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
- Walter Salles

I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction.
This is not however to say that writing good fantasy
does not involve doing good research.
- Sarah Zettel

I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written
short stories in Fantasy,
Science Fiction and horror.
- Sarah Zettel

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil,
it goes from strength to strength.
It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
- Martin Amis

A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as
such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The novel doesn't come into existence until certain
methods of reproducing fiction come along.
- Leslie Fiedler

I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it,
and thought I could do better than some of the people
who were getting published.
- Fred Saberhagen

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction.
This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's
stranger than non-fiction as well.
- Brad Holland

In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
- Theodore Sturgeon

New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation,
and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested,
but I remember being led by God.
- Tim LaHaye

I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
- J. M. Coetzee

And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction.
You'll note there's no science in it.
It's a kind of grim fantasy.
- Octavia Butler

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and
told his wife that he was three days late because he
had been swallowed by a whale.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot,
play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
- Rudy Rucker

The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned
in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction,
cash flow is reality.
- Chris Chocola

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained.
For those two hours he has been in a different place
with totally different people.
- Roald Dahl

Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head.
In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to
convey the intended effect.
- Jeff Vandermeer

The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction)
is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
- Jacques Barzun

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction,
On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
- Mark Haddon

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

Fiction writing is great.
You can make up almost anything.
- Ivana Trump

I'm a fan of short horror fiction...
in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety...
but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
- George Stephen


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