Quotes: fiction

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  • 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.
  • Billy Campbell
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    Oh, I'm nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading, and I'm nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I'm working on right now. It's a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare, and it's going to be fun.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
  • Bernard Malamud
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    One can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction.
    Source: Dubins Lives p. 27.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    Personalization is everywhere. We are constantly asked, directly or indirectly, to create Our Own Whatever - containing and limited to our 'favorite sources of information.' Republicans do that; Democrats do it; environmentalists do it; terrorists do it; science fiction enthusiasts do it. That's a real problem, I think.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
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    Poetry is the supreme fiction.
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    Arthur C. Clarke
    British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist 1917-2008
    Arthur C. Clarke
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    Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
  • Bell Hooks
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    Popular escapist fiction enchants adult readers without challenging them to be educated for critical consciousness. - From (2003) Rock My Soul
  • Ben Shapiro
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    Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning.
  • Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that's brave. I never get over being thankful for that - for the courage of my readers.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction.
  • Isaac Disraeli
    Isaac Disraeli
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    Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
  • Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.