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A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
~By Edward Albee ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Jigsaw Lady is the working title of a science fiction novel I've had in my head for darn near 15 years. I think I'll start work on it next year (in all my spare time) but I'd like to get it finished some day.
~By Raymond E. Feist ~


I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.
~By Steven Spielberg ~


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 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 ~


In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
~By Carl Clinton Van Doren ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
~By John Dalton ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
~By Alain de Botton ~


Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
~By George Murray ~


So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
~By Octavia Butler ~


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


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 ~


IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
~By Carl Clinton Van Doren ~


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 ~


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 ~


It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?
~By Vin Diesel ~


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 wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


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


Young readers have to be entertained. No child reads fiction because they think it's going to make them a better person.
~By Mark Haddon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions.
~By Ethan A. Hitchcock ~


There are some subjects that can only be tackled in fiction.
~By John Le Carre ~


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 ~


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


Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.
~By Piers Anthony ~


Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
~By Terry Brooks ~


People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
~By Audre Lorde ~


I don't read Science Fiction.
~By Brent Spiner ~


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


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


I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
~By John McGahern ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
~By Al Sharpton ~


Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet. He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings, instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction. That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done.
~By Joe Shuster ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
~By Jonathan Carroll ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
~By Susan Sontag ~


Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that, because his grades weren't all that great).
~By Frederik Pohl ~


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


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 ~


Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
~By Ivana Trump ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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

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