Quotes by fiction
Quotes 46 till 60 of 151.
J. G. Ballard
British author 1930-
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
American novelist, essayist and poet 1955-
Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.
German poet 1797-1856
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
Alain de Botton
Swiss-born British author 1969-
I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
American Essayist 1934-
I could talk more directly in a nonfiction voice than I could in fiction.
American poet and author 1905-1978
I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.
A. E. van Vogt
Canadian-born science fiction author 1912-2000
I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
American author 1951-
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
American writer 1944-
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.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
American novelist 1922-
I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled ''Science Fiction'' and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.
British Labor politician 1897-1960
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
American writer 1944-
I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
South African-born Australian novelist 1940-
I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
Irish writer 1882-1941
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.
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