Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained.

For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

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

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.

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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

Fiction image quote by Virginia Woolf

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

A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction.

It should be a progression of moods and feelings.

Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.

Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.

Fiction image quote by Stephen King

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

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

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.

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.

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.

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.

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The universe wrote fiction is us. Its called Fear.


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

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.

Journalism allows its readers to witness history;

fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

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

Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted:

Life is a means of extracting fiction.

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. I am Jack's Broken Heart.

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.

Most of the history is a divine work of fiction.

I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed.

And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.

Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.

Victory is a political fiction.

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.

Madness, and then illumination.

[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.

You learn a lot, writing fiction.

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).

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

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.

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric -- and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.

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

The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.

Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism...

Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.

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

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

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