Fiction Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Fiction

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I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it's such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction.
~By Judith Krantz ~


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


A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


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 ~


I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
~By Judith Krantz ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Basically, fiction is people. You can't write fiction about ideas.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
~By Jessamyn West ~


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


Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media.
~By Robert Lutz ~


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.
~By Robert Anton Wilson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


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


Having spent so much time in a fictional world, I prefer to read about the real world.
~By Brent Spiner ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
~By John Updike ~


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 ~


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 ~


The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
~By Jim Rohn ~


I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


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 ~


A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Science fiction is very healthy in its form.
~By Robert Sheckley ~


I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time, I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing. So I finally made a serious effort.
~By Fred Saberhagen ~


If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.
~By Joseph Wambaugh ~


Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
~By Jeremy Northam ~


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


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 love science fiction.
~By Pam Grier ~


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


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 ~


As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
~By Charles de Lint ~


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


Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
~By Simone Weil ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
~By William Trevor ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts... It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important... truth with fiction.
~By Janet Leigh ~


I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
~By William Hurt ~


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


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 ~


Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


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 ~


The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
~By Milton R. Sapirstein ~


Character, to me, is the life's blood of fiction.
~By Donna Tartt ~


I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction: characters, scenes, a big urgent emotional question. And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
~By Ira Glass ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Whether you've done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it's just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it's just fictional stories for entertainment.
~By Holly Valance ~


In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
~By Robert Morgan ~


When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life.
~By Ralph Peters ~


Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
~By Brian Aldiss ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 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 ~


Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
~By Vincent Canby ~


Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head. In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to convey the intended effect.
~By Jeff Vandermeer ~

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