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Virginia Woolf
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
Virginia Woolf
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Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life
Simone Weil
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It's either someone impersonating them, or it's an utter work of fiction.
Andrew Kline
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Neil Gaiman
This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
Neil Gaiman
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For me, a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm.
Vladimir Nabokov
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[Is a fiction film particularly well equipped to do the kind of work we usually associate with investigative or advocacy journalism?] No, I don't think it can be, especially if it has to serve a dramatic narrative, ... Everyone asks questions about the polemical side of the film, but for me it's also about a relationship between two people, their openness with each other, or their decision as a couple not to share, thinking they're respecting each other's privacy. People don't always tell each other what they need to know—not because they've got anything to hide, like a love affair, but because they don't want to invade. Our ability to be honest with each other, to say, I want this or I don't want that, it's all a distant cousin of what happens on the level of social policy, and it's who we are, isn't it? Politics starts in the bedroom.
Ralph Fiennes
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Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously. Journalism was seen as a hack profession that had very little style, very little grace. After In Cold Blood , people saw real-life stories in a different way.
Gerald Clarke
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Ruefulness is one of the classical tones of American fiction. It fosters a native, deglamorized form of anxiety.
Anatole Broyard
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Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain
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I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Aneurin Bevan
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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We're starting to look at the moon as a source of fuel. Maybe it's science fiction right now, but we need to start moving in that direction.
Nikolay Sevastiyanov
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Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting
William Randolph
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By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.
Carlos Fuentes
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There's a lot of great fiction that's been lost in time. I want to bring it back to a new generation of readers who can discover it again.
Gary Hoppenstand
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At the time I was writing it, it started as my own memoirs but transformed into a piece of fiction. All the emotions are mine, the setting is mine, the house is mine. But the characters are a composite of my students' stories.
Sandra Cisneros
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What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?
Joseph Conrad
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I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.
Katherine Porter
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[The Muse of our Fiction of the future] will lead you - if you are humble and honest with her - straight into a World of Working Men, crude of speech, swift of action, strong of passion, straight to the heart of a new life.
Frank Norris
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Garrison Keillor
All fiction comes from a little bit of reality, otherwise it would have no relevance. The fun is in innovation, take something real like this fair, and make it something larger than life.
Garrison Keillor
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I was hoping it would, you know, gross somewhere around $30 million or something, which is what most science fiction films -- the best ones -- had done.
George Lucas
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His naked Ulysses clad in eternal fiction.
George Chapman
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I think it has science-fiction elements, but I would say that overall it's a mystery.
Shaun Cassidy
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Cosmic ray is the worst name. Because people think it's something out of science fiction.
Scott Nutter
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In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space, ... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
Nursultan Nazarbayev
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That's all it's meant to be, ... This is not a literary fiction. This is page-turning fiction that you take to the beach and read for diversion. If I do that, I've done my job.
Stephen Coonts
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If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
Scott Turow
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They are the real ones. We were the future fiction version and they're the ones that are making whatever we did credible. It's their heroism, their commitment, their discipline and their victory that's going to make the Starship Enterprise that much more credible.
George Takei
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This is a record-breaking number for a work of non-fiction,
Sonny Mehta
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