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We hope that this verdict will go a long way in dispelling this 18-month science fiction argument that they used.
Joe Escobedo
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Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
Gerald Clarke
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His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
Gerald Clarke
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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L. Doctorow
There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
L. Doctorow
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The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
M. Forster
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Edward Albee
A play is fiction-and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
Edward Albee
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Stephen King
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King
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Mark Twain
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain
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Jim Rohn
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.
Jim Rohn
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Sex can no longer be the germ, the seed of fiction. Sex is an episode, most properly conveyed in an episodic manner, quickly, often ironically. It is a bursting forth of only one of the cells in the body of the omnipotent ''I',' the one who hopes by concentration of tone and voice to utter the sound of reality.
Elizabeth Hardwick
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Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction;-Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction
Richard Savage
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It's all the cool stuff from Wolfenstein , a kind of Indiana Jones and X-Files world of science fiction. We're doing away with the concepts of levels, where you go from point A to point B. You won't be removed from the environment. Now it's all seamless and it will not even [have] the little loading bar at the bottom of the screen. Nothing will take you out of the world you are in.
Todd Hollenshead
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Elizabeth Bowen
That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things
Elizabeth Bowen
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Virginia Woolf
A woman must have money and room of her own if she is to write fiction
Virginia Woolf
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Women in general were rare in the science fiction field, and black women, ha.
Steven Barnes
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I think once they get into it and read it, they'll plug right in to it, ... It's not fiction. It's the real thing. The message and underlying theme are serious. There are parts of this book that are downright disturbing.
Carl Hiaasen
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Night' is not a fiction title and we are in the process of updating our database so that the title is not classified as such.
Carolyn Brown
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Night' is not a fiction title, and we are in the process of updating our database so that the title is not classified as such.
Carolyn Brown
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William Maugham
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
William Maugham
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The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
William Trevor
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Richard Feynman
Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which 'are' there.
Richard Feynman
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I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
William Trevor
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If it's (a certain book) not being used, that's a pretty good indicator. Fiction generally has a shorter shelf life than nonfiction, though if, for instance, we have the last copy of 'Tom Sawyer' I don't care if it hasn't been checked our for five years, we're not getting rid of it.
Willie Nelms
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I like science fiction and I read it a lot - if I were a collector, I would bid for his works,
David Anderson
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William Gibson
When I began to write fiction that I knew would be published as science fiction, [and] part of what I brought to it was the critical knowledge that science fiction was always about the period in which it was written. '1984' is really about 1948. It can't really be understood outside the historical context of 1948.
William Gibson
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I don't dictate what humans should read. Only 15-20 percent of men read fiction. The rest don't.
David Booth
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We run into science fiction pretty quickly. Those guys get there before we do and then we have to go do it.
Vijay Saraswat
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Arthur Clarke
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur Clarke
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Iranian fiction has entered a new era...The Islamic Revolution has shaken all values and norms within society. Now, the images of women have to be rethought and redefined. Under extreme pressure, women must look at themselves not only as members of their society or their country but as individuals whose very private lives and liberties are being redefined.
Azar Nafisi
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