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

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'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West


Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

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

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One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Science fiction writers put characters into a world
with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
- Rudy Rucker

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.
- Rudy Rucker

It's always good when women win things in fiction because
it tends to be more male-dominated,
unlike poetry, which is more equal.
- Carol Ann Duffy

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

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

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.
- George Murray

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.
- Tim LaHaye

I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell.
But I kept trying.
- Anita Diament

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the
mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
- Susan Sontag

I came to the conclusion that I am not a fiction writer.
- Tim LaHaye

I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s
I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
- Robert Morgan

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.
- Martin Amis

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Barney Oliver

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

The older I've got the less I find myself going back
and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
- Reynolds Price

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo,
The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those
writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
- Kathy Acker

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

I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what
it means to be human today isn't art.
- David Foster Wallace

If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says,
then why not scrap the fiction?
- J. M. Coetzee

There's a science fiction project we really want to make,
but it's very expensive.
Hopefully it will happen.
- Larry Wachowski

I'm not a great science fiction fan myself.
I probably feel that way about Westerns.
Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians,
they can act out Will and the Robot.
- Mark Goddard

What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory.
The best non-fiction is also creative.
- Tracy Kidder

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
- Elizabeth Moon

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

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in
science-fiction films when the human characters are
often so astoundingly wooden.
- John Podhoretz

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

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

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

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.
- Norman Spinrad

I like working closely with artists.
I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction -
the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters.
- Margaret Weis

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

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

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

I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction,
something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still,
which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
- Gil Gerard

I love science fiction.
- Pam Grier

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

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable,
and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable,
solutions are not.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable,
while successful fiction must be believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction.
But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history
and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
- John Hume

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

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

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.
- Sarah Sutton

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

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.
- Octavia Butler

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction
of being in the hub of things.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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

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

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.
- Fred Saberhagen

Science fiction still is an idea genre.
- Sheri S. Tepper

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

I like going back and writing fiction.
- Julia Sweeney


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