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Positive Quotes about Fiction

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

 

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Fiction is very important to me.
It's what I do, it's what I do with my life.
- Theodore Sturgeon

In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts...
It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important...
truth with fiction.
- Janet Leigh

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

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry,
as in fiction.
I just think it's harder to write.
It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray

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

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

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

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

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the
fantasy and science fiction cons.
- Fred Saberhagen

I've always been interested in science fiction.
- Martin Landau

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

What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory.
The best non-fiction is also creative.
- Tracy Kidder

I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
- Tina Turner

Fiction is about intimacy with characters,
events, places.
- Robert Morgan

For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction.
They were clearly failures.
- Mary A. Ward

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

Good fiction is made of that which is real,
and reality is difficult to come by.
- Ralph Ellison

I like going back and writing fiction.
- Julia Sweeney

I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction,
before I was cast.
But Seven's wonderful.
- Jeri Ryan

I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as
a writer of fiction by writing all those songs.
I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction,
and I've forgotten most of what I did read.
- Mark Haddon

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

I don't read fiction at all.
- Brent Spiner

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

I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or
other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
- John Hawkes

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.
- Frederik Pohl

Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that
it is human destiny to expand from Earth,
to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
- Barney Oliver

My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction
in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic
goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options
as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years.
- Michael Shanks

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

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

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

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

That's why I have always admired documentaries,
because they open windows that can make you understand
much better where you come from,
much better than fiction, I think.
- Walter Salles

Writers of fiction, when they begin,
are more likely to try the short form.
- Irwin Shaw

I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s
I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
- Robert Morgan

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind,
generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
- Nora Roberts

There's no end to the inventiveness of critics,
I tell you.
Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse
into their analysis of work.
- Dennis Potter

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s,
with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and
cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I first read science fiction in the old British Chum
annual when I was about 12 years old.
- A. E. van Vogt

But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood
and enjoyed as science fiction,
on their own terms.
- Dan Simmons

I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began
writing fiction full-time.
- Peter Straub

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

Creating the fictional background for a game world
isn't significantly different from creating a background for fiction.
- John M. Ford

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

Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.
- Clive James

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature
should explore how people deal with it.
The best science fiction does that, head-on.
- David Brin

Where radio is different than fiction is that even
mediocre fiction needs purpose,
a driving question.
- Ira Glass

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one
had to really guide me towards science fiction.
It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
- Octavia Butler

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

Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot,
play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
- Rudy Rucker

Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty,
and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as
a writer enjoys providing one.
- Walter Jon Williams

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

I'm a fan of short horror fiction...
in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety...
but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
- George Stephen

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I
deconstruct classic science fiction.
- Cory Doctorow

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

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

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

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

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

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


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