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Anyone saying U.S. economy is in decline is peddling fiction.
Barack Obama fiction
As for the square at Meknes, where I used to go every day, it's even simpler: I do not see it at all anymore. All that remains is the vague feeling that it was charming, and these five words that are indivisibly bound together: a charming square at Meknes. … I don't see anything any more: I can search the past in vain, I can only find these scraps of images and I am not sure what they represent, whether they are memories or just fiction.
Jean Paul Sartre fiction
Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
H. L. Mencken fiction
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov fiction
A dialogue between fictional characters Sagredo (named after Galileo's friend Giovanni Francesco Sagredo), Salviati (named after Galileo's friend Filippo Salviati) and Simplicio (named after long dead philosopher Simplicius of Cilicia), from the translations by(1953), unless otherwise noted.
Galileo Galilei fiction
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. (pg. 31)
Richard Dawkins fiction
must ofbethan… for fiction is the creation of the human , and therefore is congenial to it.
G. K. Chesterton fiction
Nothing is more important than the formation of fictional concepts, which teach us at last to understand our own.
Ludwig Wittgenstein fiction
When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.
John Gay fiction
Everyone is mistaken, everyone lives in illusion. At best, we can admit a scale of fictions, a hierarchy of unrealities, giving preference to one rather than to another; but to chose, no, definitely not that...
Emil Cioran fiction
First, think in as homely a way as you can; next, shove your pen under the thought, and lift it by polysyllables to the true level of fiction
Charles Reade fiction
The more I deepen the topic of regions (I'm in Milan for this reason), and the more I am dismayed by having to write about it. Little is needed to understand that what these Lombard regionalists are pursuing, knowingly or unknowingly, is a Cisalpine secessionist plan. And, once they've had the instrument, they'll manage to realize it. It isn't for no reason that Bassetti speaks already no longer of "! It wasn't but a fiction, agreed, and in practice it has failed. But with what will we replace it?
Indro Montanelli fiction
The symmetry of form attainable in pure fiction can not so readily be achieved in a narration essentially having less to do with fable than with fact. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges...
Herman Melville fiction
The necessity for fiction was probably born of the problem of taboo on certain revelations. It was not only a need of the imagination but an answer to the limitations placed on portrayal of others.
AnaЇs Nin fiction
By and large, serious fiction was the work of victims who portrayed victims for an audience of victims who, it was oddly assumed, would want to see their lives realistically portrayed.
Gore Vidal fiction
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
Sherlock Holmes fiction
Let us rid ourselves of the fiction that low oil prices are somehow good for the United States.
Dick Cheney fiction
The quality of feeling is the true psychical representative of the first category of the immediate as it is in its immediacy, of the present in its direct positive presentness. Qualities of feeling show myriad-fold variety, far beyond what the psychologists admit. This variety however is in them only insofar as they are compared and gathered into collections. But as they are in their presentness, each is sole and unique; and all the others are absolute nothingness to it — or rather much less than nothingness, for not even a recognition as absent things or as fictions is accorded to them. The first category, then, is Quality of Feeling, or whatever is such as it is positively and regardless of aught else.
Charles Pierce fiction
I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.
Peter Ackroyd fiction
I am drawn, as a reader, to detail-drenched stories about human lives affected as much by the internal as by the external, the kind of fiction that Jane Smiley nicely describes as 'first and foremost about how individuals fit, or don't fit, into their social worlds.'
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie fiction
Whenever you have two characters in a book, whether it's a novel or nonfiction, you run the risk that the reader is going to like one more than the other. They're going to read one chapter and say, 'I can't wait to get back to the other guy.'
Mitch Albom fiction
Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.
Randy Alcorn fiction
Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
Brian Aldiss fiction
Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
Martin Amis fiction
It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.
Keren Ann fiction
If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
Jean Jacques Annaud fiction
Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.
Piers Anthony fiction
If we truly seek diversity in fiction, we have to let the needs of others come before our need to define ourselves as social justice allies.
Jennifer Armintrout fiction
The legacy of the fairy story in my brain is that everything will work out. In fiction it would be very hard for me, as a writer, to give a bad ending to a good character, or give a good ending to a bad character. That's probably not a very postmodern thing to say.
Kate Atkinson fiction
I prefer fact to fiction.
Richard Attenborough fiction
With literary biographies, you're either shelved with other biographies or next to your subject's fiction.
Blake Bailey fiction
I'm really trying to stop setting my plays in this one fictional town in Vermont.
Annie Baker fiction
Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.
Iain Banks fiction
What I hate in fiction is when the author knows better than the characters what they should do.
Pat Barker fiction
There's not a strong autobiographical strain in my fiction. A few bits of fact here and there.
Donald Barthelme fiction
People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
Cecilia Bartoli fiction
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
Jacques Barzun fiction
Fiction is harder for me than nonfiction - more gratifying, as a result, when it succeeds.
Rick Bass fiction
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
Frederic Bastiat fiction
Science fiction works best when it stimulates debate.
Greg Bear fiction
I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
Peter Benchley fiction
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
A. C. Benson fiction
It's hard to get justice in the real world. It's possible in fiction.
Lauren Beukes fiction
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Aneurin Bevan fiction
I don't read much fiction because I already read a lot of scripts, so I want to learn about the world.
Kirby Bliss Blanton fiction
Nonfiction is both easier and harder to write than fiction. It's easier because the facts are already laid out before you, and there is already a narrative arc. What makes it harder is that you are not free to use your imagination and creativity to fill in any missing gaps within the story.
Amy Bloom fiction
What is most important to me is that my narrator's voice is believable, and that, though it is clearly an absolute fiction, it has the emotional resonance of memoir.
Chris Bohjalian fiction
When your work is nonfiction about low-income communities, pretty much anything that's not nonfiction about low-income communities feels like a guilty pleasure.
Katherine Boo fiction
It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
Bruce Boxleitner fiction
Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
Poppy Z. Brite fiction
The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.
Geraldine Brooks fiction
Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
Terry Brooks fiction
I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
Louise Brown fiction
There's always a slight tension when you sell a book to Hollywood, especially a nonfiction book. The author wants his story told intact; the nonfiction author wants it told accurately.
Bryan Burrough fiction
Science fiction frees you to go anyplace and examine anything.
Octavia E. Butler fiction
James Cain was saddled with being called the father of hardboiled fiction. Apparently, he didn't like this saddle.
Bill Callahan fiction
Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
Vincent Canby fiction
Even a fiction film is hard to end. You can going on shooting and editing a documentary forever.
Leos Carax fiction
There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good', to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
Orson Scott Card fiction
Writers, at least writers of fiction, are always full of anxiety and worry.
Peter Carey fiction
Has there ever been anybody, real or fictional, whiter than Betty Crocker?
Howie Carr fiction
I think that black fiction authors have to work very hard to avoid being typed as seeking only a black audience.
Stephen Carter fiction
The fiction I'm most interested in has lines of reference to the real world.
Raymond Carver fiction
Our sense of self is a kind of construct. It is in some ways like a novel, and it's like a fabric of fictions that we patch together from memory.
Dan Chaon fiction
'Saving Grace,' even though fictionally it was set in Oklahoma, we shot it right outside of L.A.
Bailey Chase fiction
Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.
John Cheever fiction
Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
Gerald Clarke fiction
Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that's my problem.
Jonathan Coe fiction
If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says, then why not scrap the fiction?
J. M. Coetzee fiction
Writing a nonfiction story is like cracking a safe. It seems impossible at the beginning, but once you're in, you're in.
Rich Cohen fiction
We don't experience our lives as plots. If I asked you to tell me what your last week was like, you're not really gonna give me plot. You're gonna give me sort of linked narrative. And I wanted to see how do we bring that into fiction without losing the reader.
Teju Cole fiction
I feel I'm functioning at some level as a journalist because even though I write fiction, I'm trying to get the world accurate.
Michael Connelly fiction
There is a very conservative element of crime writers that don't recognise what I do is crime fiction.
John Connolly fiction
Moms in fiction and memoir get a bad rap.
Kelly Corrigan fiction
I once fell 20 feet from a tree, was knocked unconscious, and when I picked myself up and straggled home, my parents thought I was making it up. However, when my brother and I fabricated a story about an encounter with a bear, they believed that! So maybe I learned very early on that fiction was more interesting to listeners!
Sharon Creech fiction
It's perceived as an accolade to be published as a 'literary' writer, but, actually, it's pompous and it's fake. Literary fiction is often nothing more than a genre in itself.
Neil Cross fiction
Poetry and fiction have grieved for a century now over the loss of some vitality which they think they see in a past from which we are by now irrevocably alienated.
Guy Davenport fiction
Like all of my fictions, 'Sinner' is a mirror. Look into it and you will find yourself. What you do with what you see is your choice.
Ted Dekker fiction
However much, as readers, we lose ourselves in a novel or story, fiction itself is an experience on the order of memory -not on the order of actual occurrence.
Samuel R. Delany fiction
I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.
Don DeLillo fiction
It's such a rich experience when you enter into a subject from a documentary point of view. It's hard for fiction to compete with that.
Jonathan Demme fiction
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
Anita Diament fiction
I am a fictionalizing philosopher, not a novelist.
Philip K. Dick fiction
There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
E. L. Doctorow fiction
For years, we in publishing have been hearing from Catholic readers that they really yearn for Catholic fiction.
Regina Doman fiction
The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
Carl Clinton Van Doren fiction
In the movie 'Wall Street' I play Gordon Gekko, a greedy corporate executive who cheated to profit while innocent investors lost their savings. The movie was fiction, but the problem is real.
Michael Douglas fiction
When I was growing up, the exam system didn't allow you to write fiction, so you never did.
Roddy Doyle fiction
I like a good fun chick-lit book as much as I like historical fiction, mysteries, or biographies, I like to be well-rounded!
Erin Duffy fiction
A story invites both writer and reader into a kind of superficial ease: we want to slide along, pleasingly entertained, lost in the fictional dream.
Steven Erikson fiction
Most everything that happens to me in any significant sense finds its way into my fiction.
Jonathan Evison fiction
Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
Malcolm Forbes fiction
I might not write fiction in the literary sense. But I write very well. My characters are good. My dialogue is good. And my stories are really involving.
Joy Fielding fiction
For every reader and writer of steampunk fiction, there are probably hundreds or thousands of other activists who gleefully embrace some non-written manifestation of the steampunk ethos.
Paul Di Filippo fiction
I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.
Alex Flinn fiction
Detective fiction could not have existed without Edgar Allan Poe.
Giles Foden fiction
There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.
Ken Follett fiction
The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
John M. Ford fiction
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 fiction
I don't always want to read serious fiction. But when I read fiction that's not serious, I don't want to read brain candy. Entertain me, for God's sake.
Dorothea Benton Frank fiction
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