Quotes 136 till 147 of 147.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.
American writer and criticus 1932-0
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
American writer and criticus 1925-0
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.
Writing fiction is an act of imagination and fantasizing, and it's not relating in prose what you've been doing for the last two or three years.
Writing fiction is like remembering what never happened.Source: A Plea for Eros (2007) 41
Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
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.
American Novelist 1933-0
You can't write good satirical fiction in America because reality will quickly outdo anything you might invent.
Irish writer 1854-19000
You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done.
Alain de Botton
Swiss-born British author 1969--1
I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
French philosopher 1909-1943-1
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.