Quotes: fiction

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  • Ben Marcus
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    In some sense, prose fiction is just a way of unlocking a space. If I can unlock the space, it comes out and it's vivid, I find that I care about it, and it's part of me.
  • In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov
    American writer 1920-1992
    Isaac Asimov
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    Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
  • IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
  • David Leavitt
    David Leavitt
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    It is so common to write autobiographical fiction in which your own experience is thinly disguised.
  • Flannery O'Connor
    Flannery O'Connor
    American writer and essayist 1925-1964
    Flannery O'Connor
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    It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
  • Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy
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    It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
  • Robert Stone
    Robert Stone
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    Life is a means of extracting fiction.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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    Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
  • Brad Holland
    Brad Holland
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    Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well.
  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    British novelist 1949-
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    Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
  • Amy Tan
    Amy Tan
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    No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.