Quotes: fiction

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
  • Carol Shields
    Carol Shields
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    A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
  • Stanley Kubrick
    Stanley Kubrick
    American film director, screenwriter, and producer 1928-1999
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    A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
  • Tim O'Brien
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    A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    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.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
  • John Irving
    John Irving
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    A writer's job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
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    Action fiction is driven more by what than by who. Put that ticking nuclear suitcase under Manhattan, and it's relatively easy to create suspense. Literary fiction is driven more by who than by what.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
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    All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told.
  • V.S. Naipaul
    V.S. Naipaul
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    An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.
    Source: The Writer and the World (2012) 225
  • And Shanghai is amazing. I'm a fan of science fiction so when you're there in the night with all the lights and all this modernity, it's like a set in a movie.
  • Carol Berg
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    At one of the first science fiction conventions I ever went to, I saw a guy wearing a sandwich board promoting his book. Count me out of that one.
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