190 Total Quotes

Fiction Quotes

Brian Aldiss
Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
Brian Aldiss
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Jimi Hendrix
Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
Jimi Hendrix
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Philip Dick
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.
Philip Dick
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It's really comprehensive. I wasn't familiar with early science fiction. It's cool to see the roots of sci-fi.
Brian Anderson
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Issac Asimov
I sit here and think, with more than a little astonishment, that I have been writing and publishing Science Fiction now for just three-eighths of a century. This isn't bad for someone who only admits to being in his late youth- or a little over thirty, if pinned down.
Issac Asimov
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Stanley Kubrick
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Stanley Kubrick
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Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
Doris Lessing
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I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
William Hurt
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I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face.
Caleb Carr
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Jesus of Nazareth could have chosen simply to express Himself in moral precepts; but like a great poet He chose the form of the parable, wonderful short stories that entertained and clothed the moral precept in an eternal form. It is not sufficient to catch man's mind, you must also catch the imaginative faculties of his mind.
Dudley Nichols
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.
Jean Baudrillard
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Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
G. Ballard
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Ralph Ellison
Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.
Ralph Ellison
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Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
John Hersey
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A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
William Faulkner
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Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Ivana Trump
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Ernest Hemingway
You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it.
Ernest Hemingway
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Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
Eudora Welty
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Benjamin Disraeli
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Issac Asimov
In 1936, I first wrote science fiction. It was a long-winded attempt at writing an endless novel...which died. I remember one sentence, "Whole forests stood sere and brown in midsummer".
Issac Asimov
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Virginia Woolf
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
Virginia Woolf
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[Interestingly,] Thick As Thieves, ... a joyfully witty piece of pulp fiction.
Alec Baldwin
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Mark Twain
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain
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It's not really science-fiction, ... It's the world 30 years from now, [a time] in which for 18 years no human child has been born, for unknown reasons. Civilizations are falling apart. England is the last remaining civilization as we know it, because it's an island that's insulated itself from Europe, which is in civil wars and complete pandemonium. So the story takes place in that context. It's a story about hope and faith.
Alfonso Cuaron
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It's not science fiction. The fact is that the world will exist in 100 years, 300 years and one thousand years from now...This makes good sense.
David Akin
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Alfred Adler
The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
Alfred Adler
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The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.
Herman Wouk
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Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
Herman Wouk
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Every song I write, even if it's fiction, I have to draw from something in my life to connect it with before it rings true, ... Early on in my career, I had points where I felt like I may have run out of ideas. Now I know that if I'm short of ideas, I need to take some time off and let the well fill up ... and live life because that's where the best songs come from.
Allen Shamblin
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