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I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
~By George Stephen ~


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


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 ~


Fiction's about what it is to be a human being.
~By David Foster Wallace ~


The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction. Keep writing, and keep sending things out, not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy. A lot of additional, useful tips could be added, but this is fundamental.
~By Fred Saberhagen ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.
~By S. E. Hinton ~


I quite enjoy science fiction.
~By Lexa Doig ~


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 ~


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


I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.
~By Bodhidharma ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


I'm not really a science-fiction fan, I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it, for two episodes. It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
~By Sarah Sutton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven's wonderful.
~By Jeri Ryan ~


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 ~


Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


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


As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
~By Charles W. Chesnutt ~


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


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 ~


Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
~By David Brin ~


I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


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


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 ~


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


I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994.
~By Jonathan Franzen ~


It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


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 ~


Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.
~By John Cheever ~


I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life.
~By Amy Tan ~


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 ~


For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
~By C. J. Cherryh ~


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


Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
~By Marion Zimmer Bradley ~


I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
~By Penelope Lively ~


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


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 ~


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


Every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.
~By John Le Carre ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
~By Joe Flanigan ~


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


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 ~


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 quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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


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 ~


Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
~By Tony Visconti ~


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


There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them.
~By Richard Harris ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
~By Joseph Wambaugh ~


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


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


I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction, but there has been an almost disproportionate amount of that genre in my body of work. I don't know what to make of it.
~By Daniel Dae Kim ~


I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


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 ~


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 ~


If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.
~By Richard Bach ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
~By Martin Amis ~


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 ~


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 ~


People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly interested in comic books.
~By Harvey Pekar ~


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 ~


As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction, and I've forgotten most of what I did read.
~By Mark Haddon ~


Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
~By William Blake ~

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