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Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Leo Rosten
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The dialectic is neither fiction or mysticism, but a science of the forms of our thinking insofar as it is not limited to the daily problems of life but attempts to arrive at an understanding of more complicated and drawn-out processes. The dialectic and formal logic bear a relationship similar to that between higher and lower mathematics.
Leon Trotsky
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The dialectic is neither fiction nor mysticism, but a science of the forms of our thinking insofar as it is not limited to the daily problems of life but attempts to arrive at an understanding of more complicated and drawn-out processes. The dialectic and formal logic bear a relationship similar to that between higher and lower mathematics.
Leon Trotsky
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I wrote for twelve years and collected 250 rejection slips before getting any fiction published, so I guess outside reinforcement isn't all that important to me.
Lisa Alther
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The first flash of fiction arrives without words. It consists of a fixed image like a slide or closer still a freeze frame showing characters in a simple situation....
Mavis Gallant
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Oscar Wilde
When they reached the end of the room he stopped, and muttered some words she could not understand. She opened her eyes, and saw the wall slowly fading away like a mist, and a great black cavern in front of her. A bitter cold wind swept round them, and she felt something pulling at her dress. "Quick, quick," cried the Ghost, "or it will be too late," and, in a moment, the wainscoting had closed behind them, and the Tapestry Chamber was empty.
Oscar Wilde
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George Eliot
I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe.
George Eliot
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The movie is fiction, ... We'd like to keep it that way.
Roland Emmerich
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It is just a really great fiction series that caught the imagination of the nation. And now others are getting on board and want a piece of its success.
Ron Beers
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Ryan Gosling
I tried to find something real in essentially something that's science fiction or something-for me, anyways-not having an experience like this.
Ryan Gosling
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I love science fiction.
Pam Grier
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Fiction is [a form of writing which] reveals truths that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West
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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West
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Whenever you talk about something 10 years from now, it's always basically going to be guesswork, something approaching science fiction and fantasy more than reality.
Stan Collender
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Wolverine is one of the best characters ever created in fiction. I blew it by not coming up with the idea first.
Stan Lee
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It's absolute fiction. Total B.S.. He's got just as big a budget as I've got. He doesn't suffer, let me tell you. If it makes him feel better to talk like that, fine, but that's not what's beating him.
Greg Anderson
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It's interesting that 10 or 15 years ago this was science fiction.
Stephen Kane
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It is a fiction that [Fifth Street] is a four-lane street. It's a two-lane street with two left-turn lanes.
Steve Tracy
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For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
Harry Knowles
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At this point, we still don't know what's fact and what's fiction.
Steve Feldman
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The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
Henry James
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Even the most scientific investigator in science, the most thoroughgoing Positivist, cannot dispense with fiction; he must at least make use of categories, and they are already fictions, analogical fictions, or labels, which give us the same pleasure as children receive when they are told the "name" of a thing.
Henry Ellis
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Susan Sontag
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
Susan Sontag
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She was very important in helping me form a certain sensibility about writing fiction. I read her 13 short stories over and over and over again. I studied them and I loved them.
Sue Kidd
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Issac Asimov
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
Issac Asimov
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It may seem odd that I'm here today - the unapologetic writer of popular fiction - on Faulkner's front porch about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards,
John Grisham
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It may seem odd that I'm here today - the unapologetic writer of popular fiction - on Faulkner's front porch, about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards,
John Grisham
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It may seem odd that I'm here today - the unapologetic writer of popular fiction - on Faulkner's front porch about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards.
John Grisham
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It may seem odd that I'm here today - the unapologetic writer of popular fiction - on Faulkner's front porch, about to announce the finalists for the National Book Award, which are our most prestigious literary awards.
John Grisham
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It's just a fiction that we made progress. The only progresses we have made is we are more culturally accepted today.
R. Ingram
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