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Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
~By Frederic Bastiat ~


I've always been a fan of science fiction films, and I've never been able to put my particular spin on it.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


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


I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
~By Judith Krantz ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!
~By Terry Goodkind ~


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 ~


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


A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
~By Jack Vance ~


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.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction.
~By Helen Garner ~


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


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


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.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By Brad Holland ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that.
~By Joe Wilson ~


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 ~


I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating.
~By Curtis Sittenfeld ~


I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!
~By Philip Pullman ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


I think what makes compelling fiction or cinema is when you're basically taking the most intense moments of experience and you're creating a song or a narrative out of it.
~By David O. Russell ~


I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
~By Louise Brown ~


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


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


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 ~


I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
~By Sigourney Weaver ~


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


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


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 thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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 ~


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


There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun.
~By James D'arcy ~


Because I'm such a creative person, and I've always got my nose in a book, I suppose it was only a matter of time before non-fiction turned into fiction again. But I never consciously set out to become a writer and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing today.
~By Paul Kane ~


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 ~


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 ~


All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.
~By Richard Hughes ~


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 ~


Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
~By Bodhidharma ~


I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
~By Yancy Butler ~


I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
~By A. E. van Vogt ~


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


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


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


Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
~By Walter Jon Williams ~


You learn a lot, writing fiction.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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.
~By Mark Haddon ~


I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime.
~By Karl Rove ~


Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


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 ~


It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.
~By Nancy Thayer ~


It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does.
~By Daniel Keys Moran ~


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 ~


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


I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning.
~By Carol Ann Duffy ~


People who love science fiction really do love sex.
~By Susie Bright ~


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.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


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 ~


I rather like getting away from fiction.
~By Penelope Lively ~


We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
~By Plato ~


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


I prefer fact to fiction.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


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 ~

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