Fiction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fiction

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And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here and now that Anglo and European do apply. Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds, so does much of the fiction.
~By Stanley Schmidt ~


To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.
~By Lawrence Clark Powell ~


On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance.
~By George Stephen ~


Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
~By Mark Twain ~


I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
~By Joe Flanigan ~


Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
~By Richard Savage ~


We, being the Western world, wouldn't let Russia off the hook on debt. So there were demands on debt servicing in the early days until they ran out of reserves. There was no real aid program, just a fictional aid program.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
~By William Trevor ~


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


Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
~By Lord Byron ~


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.
~By Martin Amis ~


I'm pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
~By Brian Aldiss ~


Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries.
~By Jeremy Northam ~


I like to get paid for doing basic research, so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
~By John Hersey ~


With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them, whoever they may be.
~By Dwight Schultz ~


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


I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
~By Kate Adie ~


I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
~By Robert Morgan ~


One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
~By Sigourney Weaver ~


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


Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


Let it be understood, in the first place, that a science fiction story must be an exposition of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.
~By Hugo Gernsback ~


Where radio is different than fiction is that even mediocre fiction needs purpose, a driving question.
~By Ira Glass ~


The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.
~By Herman Wouk ~


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.
~By George Stephen ~


They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


There's the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people's lives, things that had really happened.
~By Julius Erving ~


I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
~By Alain de Botton ~


Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
~By Nanci Griffith ~


Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
~By Malcolm Forbes ~


I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
~By Matt Groening ~


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


The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Science Fiction will never run out of things to wonder about until the human race ceases to use its brain.
~By Julian May ~


Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


I'm not a great science fiction fan myself. I probably feel that way about Westerns. Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians, they can act out Will and the Robot.
~By Mark Goddard ~


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.
~By Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~


It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.
~By Christopher Darden ~


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


The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
~By John Cheever ~


Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


The study of law left me unsatisfied, because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves. I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with fictions that did not interest me.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
~By Gerald Clarke ~


I think the darker aspect of my fiction-or anybody's fiction-is by its very nature somehow easier to talk about.
~By Richard Russo ~


Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


It is the creator of fiction's point of view; it is the character who interests him. Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
~By Raymond Queneau ~


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.
~By Jeff Vandermeer ~


I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


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


I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what it means to be human today isn't art.
~By David Foster Wallace ~


It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
~By Mark Twain ~


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.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others.
~By V. S. Naipaul ~


Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.
~By Frank Harris ~


Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
~By Vincent Canby ~


I don't think the scientific method and the science fictional method are really analogous. The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much, at least not consciously. But the fact that they are methodical does relate them.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
~By Jonathan Carroll ~


I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face.
~By Caleb Carr ~


I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


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.
~By Terry Brooks ~


I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction, so I don't really have a genre these days.
~By Anne Lamott ~


If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore.
~By Denis Johnson ~


I've always thought of science fiction as being, at some level, a 19th-century business.
~By Robert Reed ~


One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
~By Raymond Queneau ~


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.
~By John Sladek ~


I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
~By Louise Brown ~


Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
~By Louis Auchincloss ~


When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says, then why not scrap the fiction?
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
~By Edward Albee ~


Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
~By Rose Wilder Lane ~


But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward: Do the research, tell the story.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.
~By Robert Morgan ~


If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


Basically, fiction is people. You can't write fiction about ideas.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
~By J. G. Ballard ~


Science fiction is very healthy in its form.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth.
~By Peter Matthiessen ~


I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


It began as this desire to do this science fiction movie about perhaps one of the last insects left that nobody's done anything on, which is the cockroach - and truly one of the most frightening insects.
~By Michael O'Donoghue ~


No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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


I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
~By David Eddings ~


Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that, because his grades weren't all that great).
~By Frederik Pohl ~


Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.
~By Robert Duvall ~


I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income.
~By George Stephen ~


I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation.
~By Penelope Lively ~

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