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Picture quote by Virginia Woolf about fiction

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


Picture quote by Stephen King about truth

Fiction is the truth inside the lie. ⏤ Stephen King


Picture quote about fiction

The universe wrote fiction is us. Its called Fear.


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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.

Roald Dahl, novelist

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

Jimi Hendrix, musician

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

Eric Hoffer, writer

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

Mira Nair, director

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.

David Baldacci, novelist

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

Robert Staughton Lynd, sociologist

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

Dorothy Allison, writer

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

John Hersey, writer

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

Chuck Palahniuk, novelist

You learn a lot, writing fiction.

Penelope Lively, author

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.

Vincent Canby, critic

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).

Frederik Pohl, writer

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.

Roald Dahl, novelist

Madness, and then illumination.

Orson Scott Card, writer

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.

Virginia Woolf, author

When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.

Steven Wright, comedian

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.

Doris Lessing, writer

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

Susan Sontag, author

Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.

Wally Lamb, author

Let it be understood, in the first place, that a science fiction story must be an exposition of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.

Hugo Gernsback, inventor

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

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

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.

Jean M. Auel, writer

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.

Theodore Sturgeon, writer

Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.

Buddy Ebsen, actor

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.

Jessamyn West, author

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

David Foster Wallace, writer

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

David Foster Wallace, writer

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.

Jeanne Moreau, actress

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

Frederik Pohl, writer

The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.

Frederik Pohl, writer

I don't read Science Fiction.

Brent Spiner, actor

Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?

Tanith Lee, writer

Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.

Michael Crichton, author

Write me a creature that thinks as well as a man or better than a man, but not like a man.

John W. Campbell, writer

It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.

Haruki Murakami, writer

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

Isaac Asimov, scientist

I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?

J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.

Joan Didion, author

I prefer fact to fiction.

Richard Attenborough, actor

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.

Jeff Vandermeer, writer

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.

Jonathan Lethem, writer

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.

Jonathan Lethem, writer

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

Milton Sapirstein, psychologist

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

Charles de Lint, writer

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.

Charles W. Chesnutt, novelist

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

Mark Twain, author

The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.

Herman Wouk, novelist

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.

Paul Theroux, novelist

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.

Vincent Canby, critic

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

Edward Albee, dramatist

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.

Neil Gaiman, author

I read a lot; fiction and non-fiction are the mediums I find most edifying and inspiring. I watch movies and listen to music and take lots and lots of walks. Nature is a nice reset button for me, it's how I get a lot of thinking done.

Carrie Brownstein, musician

I am an activist. I have a really big pulpit with my fiction and I love knowing that I can make people think.

Jodi Picoult, author

When I think about writers who use fiction as social commentary and to raise social awareness but who are also very popular, I think of Dickens.

Jodi Picoult, author

I write adult fiction, but a good 40 to 50 per cent of my readers are teenagers. I love that if they have to grow up and move past JK Rowling they can move to me. From Jo to Jodi!

Jodi Picoult, author

If you read a book that's fiction and you get caught in the characters and the plot, and swept away, really, by the fiction of it - by the non-reality - you sometimes wind up changing your reality as well. Often, when the last page is turned, it will haunt you.

Jodi Picoult, author

I think the 'New York Times' reviews overall tend to overlook popular fiction, whether you're a man, woman, white, black, purple or pink. I think there are a lot of readers who would like to see reviews that belong in the range of commercial fiction.

Jodi Picoult, author

As a lawyer, as a private citizen, you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who were punished wrongfully are not vindicated. 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.

David Baldacci, novelist

On an average day, we allow ourselves the fiction that we own a piece of our workplace. That's part of what it takes to get the job done. Deeper down, we know it's all on loan.

Mary Schmich, journalist

Whenever you deal with science fiction you are setting up a world of rules. I think you work hard to establish the rules. And you also have to work even harder to maintain those rules, and within that find excitement and unpredictability and all that stuff.

Joel Edgerton, actor

Dramatic fiction - William Shakespeare made his biggest mark writing dramatic love stories.

Nicholas Sparks, author

If you look for me, I'm in the fiction section. Romance has its own section.

Nicholas Sparks, author

My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.

Melissa Gilbert, actress

You look at John Travolta in 'Pulp Fiction,' you look at Donnie Wahlberg in 'The Sixth Sense.' People have liens against them in crazy ways and the audience is always forgiving - if you prove it.

Seth Green, actor

Mark Helprin and Lawrence Durrell, both of whom write fat and florid novels that appall me now but opened my eyes to the power of fiction when I was in my 20s.

Kevin Patterson, writer

Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people's heads.

Kevin Patterson, writer

I did one sci-fi movie. I did 'Gattaca.' I liked 'Gattaca' because that was always the kind of science fiction I really dug, the non-action oriented sci-fi.

Ethan Hawke, actor

I'm a huge science fiction fan.

Emma Caulfield, actress

Words have great cumulative power, but in the 21st century, a single image is much stronger. An image suggests the unvarnished truth. That is its power and its fiction.

Alexandra Kerry, director

I don't actually have a one wellspring of inspiration. Though I'm most often inspired while reading - both fiction and nonfiction. I subscribe to National Geographic, Scientific American, Discover, and a slew of other magazines. And it is while reading articles for pleasure and interest that an interesting 'What if?' will pop into my head.

James Rollins, author

I started writing short stories. I tried writing horror, mystery, science fiction. I joined a little critique group here in town and ran my stories past them. After about three years, I tackled my first novel, Subterranean. It took me 11 months to write.

James Rollins, author

What has bothered and angered radical Muslims is that I'm a non-Muslim writing anything at all about Islam. But this is fiction, and I don't think Islam is above criticism or fictionalization any more so than Judaism, Christianity, Mormonism or Hinduism is.

Brad Thor, novelist

I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.

Mark Zuckerberg, businessman

Writing fiction is for me a fraught business, an occasion of daily dread for at least the first half of the novel, and sometimes all the way through. The work process is totally different from writing nonfiction. You have to sit down every day and make it up.

Joan Didion, author

I think songwriters are more related to fiction writers. The Odyssey was a story in song. To me, that's so beautiful, all those painted characters, all those travels and adventures.

Regina Spektor, musician

The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime.

Karl Rove, politician

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.

Joe Flanigan, actor

In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, politician

Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media.

Robert Lutz,

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

Thomas M. Disch, author

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.

Carol Alt, model

I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled Science Fiction and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.

Terri Windling, artist

I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.

Roland Emmerich, director

I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered the competition instead - I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game.

Paul Kane, writer

Because I'm such a creative person, and I've always got my nose in a book, I suppose it was only a matter of time before non-fiction turned into fiction again. But I never consciously set out to become a writer and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing today.

Paul Kane, writer

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.

Paul Kane, writer

We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week.

Miguel Ferrer, actor

To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.

Sheri S. Tepper, author

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.

Laurell K. Hamilton, writer

Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.

Laurell K. Hamilton, writer

I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.

Peter Benchley, author

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.

Penelope Lively, author

The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.

Penelope Lively, author

I rather like getting away from fiction.

Penelope Lively, author

I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.

Penelope Lively, author

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