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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


I've been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my Star Trek character and I've been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
~By Marina Sirtis ~


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 ~


We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


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


If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
~By Scott Turow ~


The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
~By Alfred Adler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
~By Nanci Griffith ~


I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


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


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 ~


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


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


When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that's the end. Here's another who's never going to write well again.
~By Richard Russo ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


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


I like going back and writing fiction.
~By Julia Sweeney ~


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 ~


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


And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong.
~By Terry Zwigoff ~


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


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 tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


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 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 ~


My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


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 ~


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


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


Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?
~By Tanith Lee ~


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 ~


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 ~


I quite enjoy science fiction.
~By Lexa Doig ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The idea that I'm going to have to sit down to write some fiction where I'm going to have to think of a plot would really scare me, because it would come out a mess.
~By Tracey Emin ~


In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
~By Catherine Drinker Bowen ~


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 ~


I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
~By Peter Benchley ~


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


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


I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
~By Walter Salles ~


Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.
~By Janet Street-Porter ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


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 ~


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


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


It began as this desire to do this science fiction movie about perhaps one of the last insects left that nobody's done anything on, which is the cockroach - and truly one of the most frightening insects.
~By Michael O'Donoghue ~


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


If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
~By Matthew Modine ~


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 ~


See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.
~By John Sladek ~


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


I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not a great science-fiction fan. I just never got off on space ships and space costumes, things like that.
~By Gary Oldman ~


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


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 ~


Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
~By Manuel Puig ~


I don't think the scientific method and the science fictional method are really analogous. The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much, at least not consciously. But the fact that they are methodical does relate them.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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 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'm pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


Palaeontologists use fiction all the time.
~By Norman Macleod ~


I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.
~By David Guterson ~


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


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 ~


Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week.
~By Miguel Ferrer ~


Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
~By George Murray ~


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


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 ~


Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
~By George Murray ~


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

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