Quotes: fiction

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  • A. E. van Vogt
    A. E. van Vogt
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    I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
  • Anita Diament
    Anita Diament
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    I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
  • I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
    Aneurin Bevan
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    I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
  • I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
  • J.M. Coetzee
    J.M. Coetzee
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    I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
    James Joyce
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    I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
    Peter Ackroyd
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    I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.
  • John McGahern
    John McGahern
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    I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    I think that fiction. history and biography are immensely important, because they provide a picture of life now and of life in the past.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
    Ursula K. Le Guin
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    If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
  • Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess
    British writer, criticus 1917-1993
    Anthony Burgess
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    If you write fiction you are, in a sense, corrupted. There's a tremendous corruptibility for the fiction writer because you're dealing mainly with sex and violence. These remain the basic themes, they're the basic themes of Shakespeare whether you like it or not.
  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell
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    Implausible truth can serve one better than plausible fiction.
    Source: Wolkenatlas (2008) 53