Quotes: fiction

Quotes 91 till 105 of 147.

  • Bernard Werber
    Bernard Werber
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    Science fiction is my way of pushing the imagination onward. It's a way to understand how the world will look in the future.
  • Iain Banks
    Iain Banks
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    Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.
  • Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov
    American writer 1920-1992
    Isaac Asimov
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    Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
  • Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    American science fiction writer 1928-1982
    Philip K. Dick
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    Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing
    British novelist 1919-
    Doris Lessing
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    Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Successfully (whatever that may mean) or unsuccessfully, we all overact the part of our favorite character in fiction.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
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    That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
    Salman Rushdie
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    The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
  • James Kelman
    James Kelman
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    The beauty of prose fiction that I see is simply that in order to create something you need only pay attention to personal exigency.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
  • Aaron Allston
    Aaron Allston
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    The chief difference between horror fans and science fiction fans lies in why they won't walk backwards. A horror fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll be knifed by a madman. A science fiction fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll step on the cat.
  • J.G. Ballard
    J.G. Ballard
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    The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
    Source: The God Delusion
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
    Boris Pasternak
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    The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's a part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space, and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity.