fiction quotes

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.Kathy Acker

I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.Peter Ackroyd

'No Sweetness Here' is the kind of old-fashioned social realism I have always been drawn to in fiction, and it does what I think all good literature should: It entertains you.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.Edward Albee

Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.Randy Alcorn

It's not just what Christian fiction lacks I appreciate - it's what it offers. The variety is vast: contemporary, historical, suspense, mysteries, adventure, young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction.Randy Alcorn

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.Brian Aldiss

I like historical fiction. I fell in love with New Orleans the first time I visited it. And I wanted to place a story in New Orleans.Isabel Allende

I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.Isabel Allende

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.Dorothy Allison

It's fun to tease people about where fiction and life intersect.Dorothy Allison

Every kid I meet who's a reader has got something like that, their fantasy world. And science fiction is the best, especially for girls because it's the one place where you can do the forbidden.Dorothy Allison

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.Carol Alt

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.Martin Amis

All writers of fiction will at some point find themselves abandoning a piece of work - or find themselves putting it aside, as we gently say.Martin Amis

People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.Martin Amis

Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes. Big surprises only draw attention to the writer's hand.Steven Amsterdam

Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too.Kevin J. Anderson

I don't think there's such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind.Maya Angelou

It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.Keren Ann