Quotes by fiction

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  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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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-
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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
    American game designer and author 1960-2014
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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
    English novelist, short story writer 1930-2009
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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-
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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
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    The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
  • Paul Auster
    Paul Auster
    American writer and film 1947-
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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-
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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.
  • Camilla Lackberg
    Camilla Lackberg
    Swedish author 1974-
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    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
    American author and journalist 1930-2018
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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.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    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.
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