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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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 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

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.
- Ken Follet

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential
of lighter fantastic fiction.
I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one,
and it's fun.
- Piers Anthony

I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well.
I could never do it.
I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem,
it's almost written in my head somewhere.
- Sharon Olds

I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction.
This is not however to say that writing good fantasy
does not involve doing good research.
- Sarah Zettel

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

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.
- James Joyce

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

There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to
appearing in a drama about a real piece of history.
A work of fiction is fun.
- James D'arcy

The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be
perceived in other creative endeavors.
- Vernor Vinge

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.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

There's more fiction in my life than in books,
so I don't bother with them.
- Richard Harris

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

I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid,
mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books,
and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
- Matt Groening

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

Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life,
and our fiction should reflect that.
- Rick Moody

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

I quite enjoy science fiction.
- Lexa Doig

You learn a lot, writing fiction.
- Penelope Lively

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

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

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

I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
- George Murray

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

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

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

The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
- Alfred Adler

My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's
always in some way connected to the real world,
to our everyday world.
- Elizabeth Moon

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

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

I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and
started writing science fiction around the same time.
- Octavia Butler

I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
- Stephen King

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

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

Perfection irritates as well as it attracts,
in fiction as in life.
- Louis Auchincloss

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

Character, to me, is the life's blood of fiction.
- Donna Tartt

The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage,
is a fiction.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
- C. J. Cherryh

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

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

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

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

I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.
- Steven Spielberg

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.
- Jean Baudrillard

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
- Herman Wouk

I'd always been a science fiction enthusiast.
- Ivan Reitman

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

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

The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned
in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction,
cash flow is reality.
- Chris Chocola

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

People who love science fiction really do love sex.
- Susie Bright

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind
of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
- Elizabeth Moon

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more
try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists
are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
- Graham Greene

I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction:
characters,
scenes, a big urgent emotional question.
And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
- Ira Glass

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

I think if I'm going to do a science fiction,
I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
- Ridley Scott

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

The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
- Frederik Pohl

I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life.
Is there a risk? Always.
In fiction and in life.
- Alice Hoffman

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

The novel doesn't come into existence until certain
methods of reproducing fiction come along.
- Leslie Fiedler

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


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