Quotes by fiction
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Irish writer 1854-1900
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
American critic and biographer 1885-1950
In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
Russian writer 1890-1960
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's a part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space, and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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.
American-born Canadian novelist 1935-2003
A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.
English writer, broadcaster and critic
A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns - this man should be put in the tower and so on.
Brendan I. Koerner
American author 1974-
A duped newspaper or magazine could contend that a fiction-spouting journalist obtained part of his salary via fraud, and use a criminal proceeding to try and recoup that money. Given the profession's notoriously low wages, however, it's probably not worth the publicity headache and legal fees. No news organization has ever pursued such a case.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
American film director, screenwriter, and producer 1928-1999
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.
American novelist 1946-
A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.
English writer 1904-
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.
English writer 1882-1941
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter 1942-
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)
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.
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