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1. "In Bosnian, there's no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there's no word describing that."
Author: Aleksandar Hemon
2. "Ever hear the expression "write what you know?" My version says "write what you want to know." If you want to know about the history of Spain, write about the history of Spain - fiction or nonfiction. If your fascinated by the old west, maybe your character lives there."
Author: Amelia Atwater Rhodes
3. "I read nonfiction."She reared back as if offended."
Author: Anne Osterlund
4. "Writers imagine that they cull stories from the world. I'm beginning to believe that vanity makes them think so. That it's actually the other way around. Stories cull writers from the world. Stories reveal themselves to us. The public narrative, the private narrative - they colonize us. They commission us. They insist on being told. Fiction and nonfiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons that I don't fully understand, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning."
Author: Arundhati Roy
5. "I write nonfiction in this thriller-esque style. I have all the facts; I research it. I have thousands of pages of court documents... I try to get inside my stories."
Author: Ben Mezrich
6. "I like to get paid for doing basic research, so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it."
Author: Bruce Sterling
7. "Fiction and nonfiction, for me, involve very different processes."
Author: Chad Harbach
8. "Nonfiction. I didn't choose it as much as it chose me. It squatted and birthed me one raw winter day then jerked me up and set me to scribing."
Author: Chila Woychik
9. "Every person comes with a place. It can be a house, a park, a building. When you meet someone, you are unknowingly meeting a place, a two-for-one deal that neither party is really aware of yet. Regular Joe's is Marcus' place. Mine is the library, second floor, nonfiction, the table between the Poker aisle and European History. Two-thousand days of friendship means that we share."
Author: Chloe Rattray
10. "I don't read that many novels, I'm more of a nonfiction fan."
Author: Cory Monteith
11. "Every time I get through the work on a book of nonfiction, I say I'll never do it again; it takes so much out of you."
Author: Dave Eggers
12. "I like nonfiction books about people with wretched lives."
Author: David Sedaris
13. "I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say."
Author: Dirk Benedict
14. "I am led to the proposition that there is no fiction or nonfiction as we commonly understand the distinction: there is only narrative."
Author: E.L. Doctorow
15. "Nonfiction speaks to the head. Fiction speaks to the heart. Poetry speaks to the soul. It's the essence of beauty. The essence of pain. It pleases the eye and the ear."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
16. "I read a lot of nonfiction - especially books about the brain."
Author: Ellen Pompeo
17. "It's exhausting writing nonfiction, particularly when it's personal. It's tiring, always speaking about things that are not necessarily fun retelling."
Author: Ishmael Beah
18. "Fanfiction isn't copying - it's a celebration. One long party, from the first capital letter to the last full stop!"
Author: Jasper Fforde
19. "Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable."
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
20. "I'm not sure what to call 'Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.' Nonfiction? Movie/toy fiction? But it is any Lego/'Star Wars' kid's dream. Call it spectacular."
Author: Jon Scieszka
21. "My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books."
Author: Jon Scieszka
22. "Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that's my problem."
Author: Jonathan Coe
23. "Fiction seems to be more effective at changing beliefs than nonfiction, which is designed to persuade through argument and evidence. Studies show that when we read nonfiction, we read with our shields up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story, we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally, and this seems to make us rubbery and easy to shape."
Author: Jonathan Gottschall
24. "I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again."
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
25. "Few of us make any serious effort to remember what we read. When I read a book, what do I hope will stay with me a year later? If it's a work of nonfiction, the thesis, maybe, if the book has one. A few savory details, perhaps. If it's fiction, the broadest outline of the plot, something about the main characters (at least their names), and an overall critical judgment about the book. Even these are likely to fade. Looking up at my shelves, at the books that have drained so many of my waking hours, is always a dispiriting experience. One Hundred Years of Solitude: I remember magical realism and that I enjoyed it. But that's about it. I don't even recall when I read it. About Wuthering Heights I remember exactly two things: that I read it in a high school English class and that there was a character named Heathcliff. I couldn't say whether I liked the book or not."
Author: Joshua Foer
26. "I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it's such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction."
Author: Judith Krantz
27. "This has been my greatest challenge: because the current reality now seems so unreal, it's hard to make nonfiction seem believable. But you, my friend [Michael Moore], are able to do that."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
28. "But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward: Do the research, tell the story."
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
29. "Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language."
Author: Lev Grossman
30. "The truth is that every writer, whether it's fiction or nonfiction, is trying to write something truly original and that's what I think I'm doing."
Author: Lisa Scottoline
31. "I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas."
Author: Louise Brown
32. "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
33. "One night I begged Robin, a scientist by training, to watch Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' with me on PBS. He lasted about one act, then turned to me in horror: 'This is how you spend your days? Thinking about things like this?' I was ashamed. I could have been learning about string theory or how flowers pollinate themselves. I think his remark was the beginning of my crisis of faith. Like so many of my generation in graduate school, I had turned to literature as a kind of substitute for formal religion, which no longer fed my soul, or for therapy, which I could not afford.... I became interested in exploring the theory of nonfiction and in writing memoir, a genre that gives us access to that lost Middlemarch of reflection and social commentary."
Author: Mary Rose O'Reilley
34. "She believes poetry is 'a way of coming to know the realness of things; fiction is a way of coming to know the world of relationships; nonfiction is a way of coming to know the world of the mind."
Author: Nancy Bunge
35. "I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority."
Author: Peter Matthiessen
36. "Generally, I read nonfiction. There's very little fiction that I enjoy enough to spend my time reading. I am generally a nonfiction guy."
Author: Peter Morgan
37. "Movies feel like work, and reading fiction feels like work, whereas reading nonfiction feels like pleasure."
Author: Peter Morgan
38. "What would we do together?" Cath asked. "He'd want to go to the bar,and I'd want to stay home and write fanfiction."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
39. "Writing a nonfiction story is like cracking a safe. It seems impossible at the beginning, but once you're in, you're in."
Author: Rich Cohen
40. "Fiction is harder for me than nonfiction - more gratifying, as a result, when it succeeds."
Author: Rick Bass
41. "Be so good as to cease to cast yourself in fictions. Pinch yourself, or slap yourself across the face if that's what it takes, but understand, please, that you are nonfictional, and this is real life."
Author: Salman Rushdie
42. "I don't think the potential for comics in nonfiction has been exploited nearly as much as it could be."
Author: Scott McCloud
43. "In December 2011, I will be opening up my production house, Sharmeen Obaid Films, and aspire to change the way Pakistanis approach nonfiction storytelling. There are thousands of stories to be found here."
Author: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
44. "Fanfiction belongs online, books are published to be held."
Author: Sky Diamond
45. "I always squirm when I read what's called 'creative nonfiction,' and the writer is lobbing gobs of emotion and language at the world, hoping some of it will stick."
Author: Stewart O'Nan
46. "I did not set out to write another novel. One day I sat down with the thought of trying my hand at a piece of nonfiction, a personal memoir of youth, but over the next several weeks, without intending it, the work began evolving into what has become 'Tomcat in Love.'"
Author: Tim O'Brien
47. "My entire career, in fiction or nonfiction, I have reported and written about people who are not like me."
Author: Tom Wolfe
48. "Nonfiction is never going to die."
Author: Tom Wolfe
49. "I contend that in the kind of nonfiction I write, and that other people also pursue, anything is permissible provided the reader knows what you're taking liberties with."
Author: William Least Heat Moon
50. "You do not conceive a novel as easily as you conceive a child, nor even half as easily as you create nonfiction work. A journalist amasses facts, anecdotes and interviews with top brass. Enough of these add up to a book. A novelist demands quite different things. He has to find himself in his materials, to know for sure how he would feel and act and the events he writes about. In addition, he requires a catalyst — a person, idea, or emotion which coalesces his ingredients and makes them jell into a solid purpose."
Author: Zelda Popkin

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