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1. "That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination."
Author: Alice Hoffman
2. "File under "Hard Truths": the creative muse is fiction. If you sit around waiting for the right moment to create, you will die waiting."
Author: Antony Johnston
3. "Much blood has also been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. I have suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that COULD happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that COULDN'T happen - though often you only wish that it could."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
4. "I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer's office above the coffee shop where we'd been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, 'By the time you get this, Daddy, I'll already be Mrs. Blaise!'"
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
5. "I agree, it is a pity I never saw the pfifltriggi at home. I know nearly enough about them to "fake" a visit to them as an episode in the story, but I don't think we ought to introduce any mere fiction. "True in substance" sounds all very well on earth, but I can't imagine myself explaining it to Oyarsa, and I have a shrewd suspicion (see my last letter) that I have not heard the end of him. Anyway, why should our "readers" (you seem to know the devil of a lot about them!) who are so determined to hear nothing about the language, be so anxious to know more of the pfiflltriggi."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "Every good book should be entertaining. A good book will be more; it must not be less. Entertainment…is like a qualifying examination. If a fiction can't provide that, we may be excused from inquiring into its higher qualities."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "Real life doesn't grant us many of the more than useful possibilities people can come out with in fiction."
Author: Camilo Gomes Jr.
8. "Sadness such as mine is not depression; it can be blown away by an interesting conversation, a welcome telephone call, or a compelling idea for an essay or piece of fiction. It returns without evident cause, however obvious the cause of its banishment, and it belongs, I have come to suspect, to both youth and age, less frequently to the years between.[pp.177-178]"
Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun
9. "A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end."
Author: Chaim Potok
10. "How much of my fever-induced dream was real? I felt safe assuming that my time as a bee was fiction, as well as a few mythological animals that I swear I'd seen. Then I'd lived on the sun with aliens."
Author: Cora Carmack
11. "In other words, that works of history are mere collections of facts. It is fiction alone that can show us the true nature of human beings"
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
12. "But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms."
Author: Dan Simmons
13. "Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists."
Author: Eudora Welty
14. "Extremely self-conscious in its craft, in many ways The Hand of Ethelberta is an exploration of fiction as illusion, which involves parody of the conventions it employs; romance, melodrama and farce, and a rejection of realism for absurdist and surrealistic effects. The ‘hand' of Ethelberta is an obvious, ironic allusion to courtship, and the sub-title, ‘A Comedy in Chapters', suggests the novel's affinity with the conventions of Restoration and eighteenth-century comedy of manners."
Author: Geoffrey Harvey
15. "The finest SF comes to grips with life's mysteries, with our resentments against our own natures and our limited societies. It does so by asking basic questions in the artful, liberating way that is unique to this form of writing. Echoes of it are found in other forms of fiction - in the novel of ideas, in the historical novel, in the writings of the great philosophers and scientists; but the best SF does this all more searchingly, by taking what is in most people only a moment of wonder and rebellion against the arbitrariness of existence and making of it an art enriched by knowledge and possibility, expressing our deepest human longing to penetrate into the dark heart of the unknown."
Author: George Zebrowski
16. "The theatre is a tragic place, full of endings and partings and heartbreak. You dedicate yourself passionately to something, to a project, to people, to a family, you think of nothing else for weeks and months, then suddenly it's over, it's perpetual destruction, perpetual divorce, perpetual adieu. It's like éternel retour, it's a koan. It's like falling in love and being smashed over and over again.''You do, then fall in love.''Only with fictions, I love players, but actors are so ephemeral. And then there's waiting for the perfect part, and being offered it the day after you've committed yourself to something utterly rotten. The remorse, and the envy and the jealousy. An old actor told me if I wanted to stay in the trade I had better kill off envy and jealousy at the start."
Author: Iris Murdoch
17. "On Fiction:(Martin) had discovered, in the course of his reading, two schools of fiction. One treated of man as a god, ignoring his earthly origin; the other treated of man as a clod, ignoring his heaven-sent dreams and divine possibilities. Both god and clod schools erred, in Martin's estimation, and erred though too great singleness of sight and purpose. There was a compromise that approximated the truth, though it flattered not the school of god, while it challenged the brute-savageness of the school of clod. It was his story, "Adventure," which had dragged Ruth, that Martin believed had achieved his ideal of the true in fiction; and it was in an essay, "God and Clod," that he had expressed his views on the whole subject."
Author: Jack London
18. "I think truth is weirder than fiction."
Author: James Marsters
19. "In his 30 years of broadcasting and publishing fiction, Garrison Keillor has set the laugh bar pretty high."
Author: Jane Smiley
20. "All wars are full of stories that sound like fiction."
Author: Javier Cercas
21. "All true readers have a book, a moment when real life is never going to be able to compete with fiction again."
Author: Kate Morton
22. "I don't know if it's good or bad, but when I first started writing I imitated the narrative thrust of a movie. And as I worked, I learned what you can do in fiction that you can't do in movies, and vice-versa."
Author: Kevin Wilson
23. "I'm always in the kitchen, cooking and experimenting - I love it. And every now and then I think, 'I should write a cookbook' or, 'I should write for food magazines.' And then I get drawn back to writing fiction again."
Author: Kiran Desai
24. "Rosewater was twice as smart as Billy, but he and Billy were dealing with similar crises in similar ways. They had both found life meaningless, partly because of what they had seen in war. Rosewater, for instance, had shot a fourteen-year-old fireman, mistaking for a German soldier. So it goes. And Billy had seen the greatest massacre in European history, which was the fire-bombing of Dresden. So it goes. So they were trying to re-invent themselves and their universe. Science fiction was a big help."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
25. "Fiction is about telling a good story, first and foremost. But of course, everything I'm interested in or angry about leaks into my writing, from art to violence against women."
Author: Lauren Beukes
26. "Love is a fiction, a fable, an ode spun by poets and drunks, a fantastical tale told across one thousand and one nights, it is the genie in the bottle, it is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it's the lie designed to seduce you."
Author: Lauren Blakely
27. "Time limits are fictional. Losing all sense of time is actually the way to reality. We use clocks and calendars for convenience sake, not because that kind of time is real."
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
28. "I love making fiction films as well as nonfiction ones, and hope to keep challenging myself to make better and better work."
Author: Lucy Walker
29. "For feel-good fiction to work, there has to be an element of darkness."
Author: Marian Keyes
30. "Accident is as much a part of fiction as anything else, symbolic of the grace that, along with will, conspires to put words on the page."
Author: Mark Helprin
31. "In fiction: we find the predictable boring. In real life: we find the unpredictable terrifying."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
32. "I have friends, political scientists, sociologists, who all share an interest at least in certain kinds of science fiction."
Author: Paul Krugman
33. "I read secular fiction, but also enjoy novels with a Christian worldview."
Author: Randy Alcorn
34. "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."
Author: Richard Dawkins
35. "I was digging for stuff in a used bookstore, and I came upon 'Little Sister.' I fell in love with Chandler that night. I fell right down the rabbit hole of crime fiction."
Author: Robert Crais
36. "Francesca said nothing, wondering about a man to whom the difference between a pasture and a meadow seemed important, who got excited about sky color, who wrote a little poetry but not much fiction. Who played the guitar, who earned his living by images and carried his tools in knapsacks. Who seemed like the wind. And moved like it. Came from it, perhaps."
Author: Robert James Waller
37. "There were no absolutes in fiction, no certain way to deliver what was needed. So it was no surprise most technical writers considered novel-writing a gateway to madness."
Author: S.A. Reid
38. "The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction."
Author: Sara Sheridan
39. "The Jetsons had them in the 1960s. They were the defining element of 'Knight Rider' in the 1980s: cars that drive themselves. Self-driving cars appear in countless science fiction movies. By Hollywood standards, they are so normal we don't even notice them. But in real life, they still don't exist. What if you could buy one today?"
Author: Sebastian Thrun
40. "When I write fiction, I struggle to decide the fate of two people created by my mind and spend countless hours to give them a happy ending. God, the Almighty has created infinite human beings till date and runs all our lives with such ease. He is the BEST WRITER of all."
Author: Shahla Khan
41. "And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here and now that Anglo and European do apply. Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds, so does much of the fiction."
Author: Stanley Schmidt
42. "Perhaps all the science-fiction stories he read about time travel when he was a teenager had it right: you can't change the past, no matter how you try."
Author: Stephen King
43. "There is some fiction, in all fact; and some fact, in all fiction."
Author: T. Scott McLeod
44. "Basically, fiction is people. You can't write fiction about ideas."
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
45. "I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing."
Author: Tim LaHaye
46. "I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift."
Author: Tim LaHaye
47. "That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth."
Author: Tim O'Brien
48. "She needed a break from me. Well, real ones anyway. Fictional men were fine: they knew their place. You could just pick up a book, flick through to the right page, take your fill of your favorite hero and then return them to the shelf. Job done."
Author: Victoria Connelly
49. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction."
Author: William Blake

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