Fiction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fiction

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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 so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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 ~


When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


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


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 ~


Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
~By David Brin ~


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.
~By Chris Chocola ~


Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
~By Mark Twain ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


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


The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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 ~


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.
~By Barney Oliver ~


Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
~By Herman Wouk ~


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


There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in any fundamental way since the early 1970s, in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
~By Graham Nelson ~


If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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


As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
~By Charles de Lint ~


Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


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 ~


I'd always been a science fiction enthusiast.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


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 ~


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


I think Douglas was a real one-off. He was so clever and so intelligent and so well read in real science that he could make science fiction work as well as it did. And just such fun to have around, he was just such a lovely man.
~By Lalla Ward ~


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


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


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 ~


To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.
~By Sheri S. Tepper ~


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 ~


As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
~By Norman Spinrad ~


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


If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
~By William Gass ~


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


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


His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
~By Gerald Clarke ~


I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
~By Antonia Fraser ~


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


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


But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
~By Dan Simmons ~


The stories have been told so often by those of us who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane, almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
~By William L. Jenkins ~


I quite enjoy science fiction.
~By Lexa Doig ~


Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life - that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
~By Chaim Potok ~


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 think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


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


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


I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
~By Tina Turner ~


I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.
~By Roland Emmerich ~


For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope.
~By James Gunn ~


If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
~By Jean-Jacques Annaud ~


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 ~


Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
~By Fred Savage ~


So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


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


Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction.
~By Saul Steinberg ~


I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way.
~By Piers Anthony ~


In terms of stories I would buy for a science fiction magazine, if they take place in the future, that might do it.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


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


It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?
~By Vin Diesel ~


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 ~


Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
~By John Hume ~


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


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


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 ~


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 think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere.
~By Sharon Olds ~


I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


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


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


Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
~By William Randolph ~


In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
~By Carl Clinton Van Doren ~


Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
~By Eudora Welty ~


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


The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
~By Milton R. Sapirstein ~


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


I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
~By Anita Diament ~


I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
~By Peter Straub ~


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 ~


That's why I have always admired documentaries, because they open windows that can make you understand much better where you come from, much better than fiction, I think.
~By Walter Salles ~

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