The world is full of fictional characters looking for their stories— Diane Arbus
Relaxing Fictional Worlds quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet.
There's no question that how Johannesburg operates is what made me interested in the idea of wealth discrepancy. 'Elysium' could be a metaphor for just Jo'burg, but it's also a metaphor for the Third World and the First World. And in science fiction, separation of wealth is a really interesting idea to mess with.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
But the sensibility of the writer, whether fiction or poetry, comes from paying attention. I tell my students that writing doesn't begin when you sit down to write. It's a way of being in the world, and the essence of it is paying attention.
I have been spending the better part of my professional life trying to create self-driving cars. At Google, I am working with a world-class team of engineers to turn science fiction into reality.
If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
The smallest indivisible human unit is two people, not one;
one is a fiction. From such nets of souls societies, the social world, human life springs.
Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.
Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling.
For reasons I do not fully understand, fiction dances out of me. Non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not.
Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
I feel as if dystopian and utopian representations are historically the most effective way of criticizing modern society. You know, because you don't have to be factually accurate. You can kind of construct some awesome strawman arguments in your fictional world.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
I've always found that when you're trying to create illusions with sound, especially in a science fiction or fantasy movie, that pulling sounds from the world around us is a great way to cement that illusion because you can go out and record an elevator in George Lucas's house or something, and it will have that motor sound.
I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.
... I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories - science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
My fiction is a very accurate reflection of the world we live in.
Certainly, in some stories, that reflection is amplified but America elected a man who enjoys grabbing women by their pussies.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
We live in a violent world, but since the success of films like Pulp Fiction, it seems every movie has some violence in it, and it's now being used as a form of comedy: audiences are now being encouraged to laugh when people get their heads blown off. I just don't like hearing people laugh at violence.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
The world is a stage we walk upon. We are all in a way fictional characters who write ourselves with our beliefs.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.
Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English.
Distribution may not matter in fictional worlds, but it matters in most.
The Field of Dreams conceit is especially popular in Silicon Valley, where engineers are biased toward building cool stuff rather than selling it. But customers will not come just because you build it. You have to make this happen, and it's harder than it looks.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you're supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.
[I am more than happy to invite my five favorite fictional characters.
]Roland Deschain from Stephen King's Dark Tower series. There's a whole world about Roland left to know. I've got questions. He'd have answers. So pour him a glass of wine.
Literature, fiction, poetry, whatever, makes justice in the world.
That's why it almost always has to be on the side of the underdog.
Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.
Fiction does not spring into the world fully grown, like Athena.
It is the process of writing and rewriting that makes a fiction original, if not profound.
As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences.
The cross is the centre of the world's history;
the incarnation of Christ and the crucifiction of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages revolve. The testimony of Christ was the spirit of prophecy, and the growing power of Jesus is the spirit of history
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Writing is the hardest work in the world not involving heavy lifting.
One of the liberating effects of science fiction when I was a teenager was precisely its ability to tune me into all sorts of strange data and make me realize that I wasn’t as totally isolated in perceiving the world as being monstrous and crazy
A science fiction story is just an attempt to solve a problem that exists in the world, sometimes a moral problem, sometimes a physical or social or theological problem.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I have always known that writing fiction had little effect on the world;
that if it did, young men would not have gone to war after The Iliad.
Flip-flop, hippety-hop, offa your rocker and over the top, life's a fiction and the world's a lie, so put on some Creedence and let's get high.
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.
Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
You're in a very nice position as an actor when you're portraying a piece of history that actually happened and portraying characters that actually existed. There's so much more to draw on and your research as an actor becomes much easier than if it's some fiction that you're trying to create a world around and background and history.