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Fiction Quotes

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A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.Dirk Benedict

For me, writing essays, prose and fiction is a great way to be self-indulgent.Diablo Cody

As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I don't wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.J. M. Coetzee

Every day, I read books on philosophy and science fiction and human consciousness.Tom DeLonge

Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.Jared Diamond

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.Ralph Waldo Emerson

I read all the Agatha Christies when I was younger and like Sherlock Holmes. Crime fiction has always fascinated me, but I'll read anything anyone gives me.Emilia Fox

My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.Melissa Gilbert

It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!Terry Goodkind

If the moral good of fiction stems mainly from a habit of mind it inculcates in the reader, styles are neither good nor bad, and to describe some fictional enterprises as false is pointless.Mary Gordon

After I'd been a lawyer for about five or six years, I started playing around with fiction.John Grisham

Fiction is socially meaningful.David Guterson

Of course I didn't pioneer the use of food in fiction: it has been a standard literary device since Chaucer and Rabelais, who used food wonderfully as a metaphor for sensuality.Joanne Harris

One of the things that writing has taught me is that fiction has a life of its own. Fictional places are sometimes more real than the view from our bedroom window. Fictional people can sometimes become as close to us as our loved ones.Joanne Harris

There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them.Richard Harris

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.Michael Hayden

I am not interested in producing fiction for Indian television at all, the reason being that I don't understand the medium. I can be a judge or a host; I can do that as an individual. But to produce TV content, you have to know the game.Karan Johar

It's hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.Erica Jong

I know I'm a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few contemporary novelists engage with science.Barbara Kingsolver

I have friends, political scientists, sociologists, who all share an interest at least in certain kinds of science fiction.Paul Krugman