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'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Related topics: Wisdom

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


 

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
- Leo Rosten

A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction.
- Oscar Wilde

Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been
so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
- Robert Morgan

The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license
to do anything you want to do.
- Lindsay Wagner

My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts,
though not in obvious ways, it seems to me.
I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
- Jonathan Lethem

I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it,
and thought I could do better than some of the people
who were getting published.
- Fred Saberhagen

The capacity you're thinking of is imagination;
without it there can be no understanding,
indeed no fiction.
- William Trevor

There's a science fiction project we really want to make,
but it's very expensive.
Hopefully it will happen.
- Larry Wachowski

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
- George Murray

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

I think if I'm going to do a science fiction,
I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
- Ridley Scott

People ask me how I do research for my science fiction.
The answer is, I never do any research.
- Frederik Pohl

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
- C. J. Cherryh

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo,
The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those
writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
- Kathy Acker

The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air,
that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs,
is the point from which fiction begins.
- Salman Rushdie

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

I like going back and writing fiction.
- Julia Sweeney

I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction,
but there has been an almost disproportionate amount
of that genre in my body of work.
I don't know what to make of it.
- Daniel Dae Kim

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

I would like to do a science fiction film some day.
Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre,
which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
- Carter Burwell

Science fiction writers put characters into a world
with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
- Rudy Rucker

Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact
assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
- Alfred de Vigny

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

I was uncomfortable writing fiction.
My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
- Alain de Botton

If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
- William Gass

Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s,
with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and
cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction,
before I was cast.
But Seven's wonderful.
- Jeri Ryan

I have a kind of standard explanation why,
which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of
making sense out of a senseless world.
- John Sladek

I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life.
Is there a risk? Always.
In fiction and in life.
- Alice Hoffman

Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid
of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
- Bodhidharma

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
- Tom Clancy

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events,
locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied,
intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
- Vincent Canby

Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction.
It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth.
In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction
of being in the hub of things.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written
short stories in Fantasy,
Science Fiction and horror.
- Sarah Zettel

As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between
fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
- Charles de Lint

I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
- Quentin Tarantino

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
- Edward Albee

People look for morals in fiction because there has
always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
- John Cheever

I think the darker aspect of my fiction-or anybody's
fiction-is by its very nature somehow easier to talk about.
- Richard Russo

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right.
If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment,
but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall

I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began
writing fiction full-time.
- Peter Straub

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
- Francis Bacon

I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction,
so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
- Peter Benchley

Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
- Doris Lessing

I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.
- Katherine Anne Porter

It's not highly intellectual material.
I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I should think just about every young writer -
which I was at the time -
would be influenced by HPL.
As an American writer of weird fiction,
he was at the top of the class.
- Brian Lumley

Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary
field which has no limits,
no parameters whatsoever.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
- Frederic Bastiat

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth,
part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
- Richard Savage

Young readers have to be entertained.
No child reads fiction because they think it's going
to make them a better person.
- Mark Haddon

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction
in terms of superiority or inferiority.
- Peter Matthiessen

Science fiction encourages us to explore...
all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
- Walter Salles

The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned
in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction,
cash flow is reality.
- Chris Chocola


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