Quotes: fiction

Quotes 106 till 120 of 147.

  • Paul Auster
    Paul Auster
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    The kind of fiction I'm trying to write is about telling the truth.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
    Alfred Adler
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    The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas Wolfe
    American writer and journalist 1931-
    Thomas Wolfe
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    The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
  • The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower - Stieg Larsson's the exception. And I think we use the environment more.
  • Tom Wolfe
    Tom Wolfe
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    The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That's not true with non-fiction.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
    Eleanor Roosevelt
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    The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
  • The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    The trouble with fiction, said John Rivers, is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.
  • Iain Banks
    Iain Banks
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    The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't.
  • Vance Palmer
    Vance Palmer
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    The truth is that literature, particularly fiction, is not the pure medium we sometimes assume it to be. Response to it is affected by things other than its own intrinsic quality; by a curiosity or lack of it about the people it deals with, their outlook, their way of life.
  • The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure.
  • Candace Camp
    Candace Camp
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    There are several authors who are also lawyers - and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books.
  • Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz
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    There is a lot of scepticism today as to whether memoir is real. But when fiction is done at a certain level there is scepticism as to whether it is really fiction.
  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    American writer 1931-
    E. L. Doctorow
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    There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.