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.
  • 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.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coleman Dowell
    Coleman Dowell
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    Being is a fiction invented by those who suffer from becoming.
  • Philip Guedalla
    Philip Guedalla
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    Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric - and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
  • Alfred de Vigny
    Alfred de Vigny
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    Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not. His influence on the dissident writers of the Soviet Uniton was enormous. Figures like Grossman or Solzhenitsyn, although their language is less elevated, were dominated by a Tolstoyan desire to use fiction to tell the truth of history.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    Fiction is based on reality unless you're a fairytale artist.

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