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


My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.
~By Clive James ~


I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek.' I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, 'Oh!' and I'm fascinated by it.
~By Leslie Nielsen ~


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 ~


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 spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
~By John Dalton ~


I get offered a lot of science fiction work and there is a new project in the pipeline called Master Race, set in World War II, but that's a little way off yet.
~By Jeremy Bulloch ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.
~By Terri Windling ~


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 ~


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


Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


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


I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
~By Paul Kane ~


A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
~By Richard Schickel ~


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


One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
~By Henry Miller ~


For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
~By Harry Knowles ~


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 ~


Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
~By Neil LaBute ~


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


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.
~By Ira Glass ~


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 ~


According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
~By Allen Tate ~


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 ~


I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.
~By Alice Munro ~


Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.
~By Raymond Queneau ~


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


There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
~By David Brin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
~By Arthur Golden ~


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.
~By James Joyce ~


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


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


Young readers have to be entertained. No child reads fiction because they think it's going to make them a better person.
~By Mark Haddon ~


We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character.
~By Kate Mulgrew ~


I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
~By Nigel Kneale ~


And really the purpose of art - for me, fiction - is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have.
~By Jerzy Kosinski ~


I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
~By Kathy Acker ~


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 ~


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


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


But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do.
~By George Saintsbury ~


I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
~By Octavia Butler ~


When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.
~By Mark Haddon ~


It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


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 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 ~


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


I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


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


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 cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
~By Dean Koontz ~


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


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 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 ~


Star Trek wouldn't die. There were a whole lot of young people who were touched by the thought process of science fiction. If you watched a cop show, there wasn't anything that was going to stimulate your mind.
~By Gary Lockwood ~


I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority.
~By Peter Matthiessen ~


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 ~


When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?
~By Bill Nye ~


Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that area because I feel I've done it.
~By Ridley Scott ~


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


We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


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.
~By Amy Tan ~


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 ~


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


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


I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


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 finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time, I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing. So I finally made a serious effort.
~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 ~


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


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 ~


The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


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


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 ~


I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction.
~By Irvine Welsh ~


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 ~


That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.
~By Anthony Holden ~


The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.
~By Harold Acton ~


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 ~


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 ~


The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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 ~


Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
~By Lactantius ~

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