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I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.

Tags: Modern, Read  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.

Tags: Cross, Neurotic  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

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

Tags: Stranger, Truth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

Tags: Stick, Truth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is always the unreadable that occurs.

Tags: Duty, Painful  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur.

Tags: Justice, Straight  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

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

 ✍ Author: William Blake

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Tags: Literature, Necessity  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The truth is always less interesting than the fiction.

Tags: Less, Truth  ✍ Author: Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Tags: Reality, Truth  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?

Tags: Biography, Why  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.

Tags: Feminine, Genres  ✍ Author: William H. Gass

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

Tags: Child, Young  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

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.

Tags: Contrary, Mean  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

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.

Tags: Coming, Heard  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

I'm not a representative of Pakistan; I'm just an example that Pakistanis are different from each other. I believe it in my fiction and I believe it personally.

Tags: Example, Pakistan  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I've always had a great fondness for English detective fiction such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.

Tags: English, Great  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.

Tags: Left, Life  ✍ Author: Clive James

Science fiction without the science just becomes, you know, sword and sorcery, basically stories about heroism and not much more.

Tags: Science, Stories  ✍ Author: Michio Kaku
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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.

Tags: Respect, Writing  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

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

Tags: Conclusion, Writer  ✍ Author: Tim LaHaye

I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing.

Tags: Jerry, Writing  ✍ Author: Tim LaHaye

The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower - Stieg Larsson's the exception. And I think we use the environment more.

Tags: Crime, Exception  ✍ Author: Camilla Lackberg

I've always been interested in science fiction.

Tags: Interested, Science  ✍ Author: Martin Landau

I collect books, primarily first-edition 20th-century fiction.

Tags: Books, Collect  ✍ Author: John Larroquette

Palaeontologists use fiction all the time.

Tags: Time  ✍ Author: Norman Maclean

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

Tags: Fit, Original  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Whenever I have had to write fiction, I've always had to invent a character who roughly has my background.

Tags: Character, Write  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

As a fiction writer, my favorite tools are my imagination and the peculiar opportunities offered by different points of view.

Tags: View, Writer  ✍ Author: Stewart O\'Nan

A typical biography relying upon individuals' notorious memories and the anecdotes they've invented contains a high degree of fiction, yet is considered 'nonfiction.'

Tags: High, Memories  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

I like science fiction. Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Vonnegut, and I really like Margaret Atwood, 'The Handmaid's Tale.' And you know, so much of science fiction has to do with predicting what's to come, so I think that's really interesting.

Tags: Predicting, Science  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

The best fiction stays with you and changes you.

Tags: Best, Changes  ✍ Author: Tea Obreht

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

Tags: Either, Works  ✍ Author: Raymond Queneau

Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.

Tags: Stranger, Truth  ✍ Author: A. Philip Randolph

'The Wire' really drew on a lot of real-life situations and real-life organizations - it created fiction to make a social statement about reality.

Tags: Reality, Social  ✍ Author: Lance Reddick

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

Tags: Films, Maybe  ✍ Author: Walter Salles

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.

Tags: Marriage, Mother  ✍ Author: Edward Sapir

I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.

Tags: Hard, Watch  ✍ Author: Quentin Tarantino

Science fiction still is an idea genre.

Tags: Idea, Science  ✍ Author: Sheri S. Tepper

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

Tags: Science, View  ✍ Author: Sheri S. Tepper

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

Tags: Late, Life  ✍ Author: John Thaw

Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.

Tags: False, Writers  ✍ Author: Barry Unsworth

But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.

Tags: Sake, Science  ✍ Author: Jack Vance

I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.

Tags: Read, Science  ✍ Author: Jack Vance

Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?

Tags: Eyes, Fact  ✍ Author: Alfred de Vigny

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

Tags: Science, Today  ✍ Author: Tony Visconti

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

Tags: Happen, Science  ✍ Author: Larry Wachowski

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

Tags: Fact, Science  ✍ Author: Lindsay Wagner

Fiction's about what it is to be a human being.

Tags: Human  ✍ Author: David Foster Wallace

The first seven years that I wrote fiction, I sent out stories and a novel and made a total of $25.

Tags: Novel, Stories  ✍ Author: Jess Walter

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.

Tags: Fact, Truth  ✍ Author: Edward Albee

It's fun to tease people about where fiction and life intersect.

Tags: Fun, Life  ✍ Author: Dorothy Allison

It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.

Tags: Songs, Story  ✍ Author: Keren Ann

It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.

Tags: Novel, Write  ✍ Author: Piers Anthony

Because I write fiction, I don't write autobiography, and to me they are very different things. The first-person narrative is a very intimate thing, but you are not addressing other people as 'I' - you are inhabiting that 'I.'

Tags: Intimate, Write  ✍ Author: John Atkinson

I prefer fact to fiction.

Tags: Fact, Prefer  ✍ Author: Richard Attenborough

Science fiction, to me, has not only things that wouldn't happen, but other planets.

Tags: Happen, Science  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.

Tags: Life, Perfection  ✍ Author: Louis Auchincloss

Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.

Tags: Science, Work  ✍ Author: Jean M. Auel

With crime fiction, you have to write a half-dozen before they catch on.

Tags: Crime, Write  ✍ Author: John Banville

Most crime fiction, no matter how 'hard-boiled' or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.

Tags: Crime, Matter  ✍ Author: John Banville

Fiction is harder for me than nonfiction - more gratifying, as a result, when it succeeds.

Tags: Harder, Result  ✍ Author: Rick Bass

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.

Tags: America, Indeed  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

I go to readings by fiction writers like Alice Walker, and I'm envious of the level of attention they generate.

Tags: Attention, Level  ✍ Author: Derrick Bell

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

Tags: Book, Stage  ✍ Author: Dirk Benedict

The exquisite truth is to believe in something that maybe you know is a fiction, but you believe in it willingly.

Tags: Maybe, Truth  ✍ Author: Roberto Benigni

Fiction novels, that's my game.

Tags: Game, Novels  ✍ Author: Annette Bening

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

Tags: Newspaper, Read  ✍ Author: A. C. Benson

I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

Tags: Newspapers, Read  ✍ Author: Aneurin Bevan

I don't plan an awful lot in life just as I don't plan an awful lot in my fiction.

Tags: Life, Plan  ✍ Author: Lawrence Block

I love science fiction.

Tags: Love, Science  ✍ Author: Moon Bloodgood

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

Tags: Material, Past  ✍ Author: Bruce Boxleitner

Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.

Tags: Food, Liquor  ✍ Author: Poppy Z. Brite

The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.

Tags: Open, Science  ✍ Author: Octavia Butler

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

Tags: Science, Though  ✍ Author: Yancy Butler

There are some subjects that can only be tackled in fiction.

Tags: Subjects, Tackled  ✍ Author: John le Carre

The fiction I'm most interested in has lines of reference to the real world.

Tags: Interested, Real  ✍ Author: Raymond Carver

I'm a huge science fiction fan.

Tags: Fan, Science  ✍ Author: Emma Caulfield

Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.

Tags: Ceases  ✍ Author: John Cheever

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.

Tags: Art, Science  ✍ Author: C. J. Cherryh

His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.

Tags: Artful, Theory  ✍ Author: Cyril Clarke

I'm the Jerry Lewis of crime fiction.

Tags: Crime, Jerry  ✍ Author: Harlan Coben

For me, writing essays, prose and fiction is a great way to be self-indulgent.

Tags: Great, Writing  ✍ Author: Diablo Cody

I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.

Tags: Resist, Tend  ✍ Author: J. M. Coetzee

There is a very conservative element of crime writers that don't recognise what I do is crime fiction.

Tags: Crime, Writers  ✍ Author: John Connolly

And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction.

Tags: Diet, Science  ✍ Author: Joe Cronin

I'm an ecumenical reader, grew up with all sorts of fiction, teach writing, went to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, so my tastes and interests are broad.

Tags: Teach, Writing  ✍ Author: Joe Cronin

I could talk more directly in a nonfiction voice than I could in fiction.

Tags: Talk, Voice  ✍ Author: Joan Didion

A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.

Tags: Arrested, Genre  ✍ Author: Thomas M. Disch

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.

Tags: Longer, Narrative  ✍ Author: E. L. Doctorow

One thing I like about historical fiction is that I'm not constantly focusing on me, or people like me; you're obliged to concentrate on lives that are completely other than your own.

Tags: Historical, Lives  ✍ Author: Emma Donoghue

If I'm going to invest the time in a novel, I want something more than the entertainment you get out of most genre fiction.

Tags: Novel, Time  ✍ Author: Arne Duncan

I hate science fiction.

Tags: Hate, Science  ✍ Author: James Dyson

I wouldn't define myself as the girl from 'Pulp Fiction.'

Tags: Define, Girl  ✍ Author: Maria de Medeiros

I think that when you're writing fiction what you're doing is reflecting life as you see it, and putting down how you think and how other people think, and the sort of confusions that you don't normally like to admit to.

Tags: Life, Writing  ✍ Author: Helen Fielding

I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.

Tags: Read, Write  ✍ Author: Abraham Flexner

Fiction works when it makes a reader feel something strongly.

Tags: Makes, Works  ✍ Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

Invented languages have often been created in tandem with entire invented universes, and most conlangers come to their craft by way of fantasy and science fiction.

Tags: Often, Science  ✍ Author: Joshua Foer

I read mostly fiction, a lot of 19th-century novels.

Tags: Novels, Read  ✍ Author: Ken Follett

There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.

Tags: Between, Real  ✍ Author: Ken Follett
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