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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 ~


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 ~


At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities of escape are getting fewer. We have jobs, children, partners, debts. This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.
~By Mark Haddon ~


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 ~


If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
~By Paul Theroux ~


I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction.
~By Mary A. Ward ~


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


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


The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
~By Carl Clinton Van Doren ~


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 ~


Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
~By Philip K. Dick ~


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 ~


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 ~


One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


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


Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
~By Robert Lynd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns - this man should be put in the tower and so on.
~By Anthony Holden ~


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


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


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 value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
~By William Trevor ~


However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
~By Wally Lamb ~


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


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


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 ~


The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
~By Reynolds Price ~


A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
~By Stanley Kubrick ~


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've always been interested in science fiction.
~By Martin Landau ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.
~By Jack Vance ~


Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.
~By Wally Lamb ~


A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
~By Susan Sontag ~


For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
~By Louis L'Amour ~


For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
~By Lord Byron ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license to do anything you want to do.
~By Lindsay Wagner ~


We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.
~By Tim Roth ~


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


Creating the fictional background for a game world isn't significantly different from creating a background for fiction.
~By John M. Ford ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In fiction, you have a rough idea what's coming up next - sometimes you even make a little outline - but in fact you don't know. Each day is a whole new - and for me, a very invigorating - experience.
~By Peter Matthiessen ~


One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
~By George Saintsbury ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
~By Philip Guedalla ~


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 ~


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


Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
~By Robert Reed ~


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


I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course.
~By Jerry B. Jenkins ~


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


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


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


I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human.
~By Joe Morton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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