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Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


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


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 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 ~


Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I'm all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It's what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it's entertainment first, otherwise we'd be on a lecture circuit.
~By Joe Flanigan ~


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 ~


The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
~By Jim Rohn ~


I love science fiction.
~By Pam Grier ~


While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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


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


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


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 ~


A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.
~By Thomas M. Disch ~


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


My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
~By James Cameron ~


Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
~By Jessamyn West ~


There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


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 ~


The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
~By John M. Ford ~


For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years.
~By Michael Shanks ~


I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
~By Poppy Z. Brite ~


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


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 part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
~By Cory Doctorow ~


Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!
~By Peter Cushing ~


I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


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


I quite enjoy science fiction.
~By Lexa Doig ~


All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.
~By Richard Stallman ~


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.
~By Fred Saberhagen ~


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 ~


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


I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction, but there has been an almost disproportionate amount of that genre in my body of work. I don't know what to make of it.
~By Daniel Dae Kim ~


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 ~


It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering.
~By Thomas Perry ~


Science fiction still is an idea genre.
~By Sheri S. Tepper ~


I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
~By George Murray ~


For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
~By Aimee Mann ~


I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
~By Buddy Ebsen ~


I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


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 ~


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 could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
~By Ben Okri ~


In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
~By Graham Greene ~


I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.
~By Katherine Anne Porter ~


Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
~By Roald Dahl ~


I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
~By William Hurt ~


When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


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.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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.
~By Cecilia Bartoli ~


Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
~By Peter Straub ~


Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
~By J. G. Ballard ~


First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.
~By Kathy Acker ~


I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
~By Carter Burwell ~


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.
~By Ridley Scott ~


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


I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Roald Dahl ~


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


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


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.
~By Audre Lorde ~


Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.
~By Octavia Butler ~


That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them.
~By James Gunn ~


In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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


There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them.
~By Richard Harris ~


I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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 ~


Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
~By Kazuo Ishiguro ~


Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


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 ~


Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
~By Alain de Botton ~


A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end.
~By Chaim Potok ~


I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies.
~By Rob Morrow ~


Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet. He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings, instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction. That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done.
~By Joe Shuster ~


Fiction is very important to me. It's what I do, it's what I do with my life.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
~By Stephen King ~


Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
~By Arthur C. Clarke ~

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