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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 ~


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


I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


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


There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.
~By Ken Follet ~


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


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


The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
~By Lord Byron ~


I don't know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


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 ~


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 ~


We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
~By Ben Okri ~


His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
~By Gerald Clarke ~


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 ~


The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.
~By Sheri S. Tepper ~


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 ~


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 ~


Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization.
~By Edmund White ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
~By David Eddings ~


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 ~


Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


I think Douglas was a real one-off. He was so clever and so intelligent and so well read in real science that he could make science fiction work as well as it did. And just such fun to have around, he was just such a lovely man.
~By Lalla Ward ~


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


I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


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 ~


Fiction is socially meaningful.
~By David Guterson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
~By Vincent Canby ~


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


There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
~By William Trevor ~


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


I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being.
~By Jack Nicholson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
~By Rose Wilder Lane ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I quite enjoy science fiction.
~By Lexa Doig ~


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 ~


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 should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class.
~By Brian Lumley ~


Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


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


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


The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.
~By Herman Wouk ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that it is human destiny to expand from Earth, to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
~By Barney Oliver ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


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


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


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 ~


One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
~By Raymond Queneau ~


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


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


Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere.
~By Octavia Butler ~


Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
~By Herman Wouk ~


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 ~


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 ~


Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.
~By Robert Morgan ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others.
~By V. S. Naipaul ~

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