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Fiction
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Truth may be stranger than fiction, goes the old saw, but it is never as strange as lies.

- John Hodgman
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ROMANCE, n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse to the hitching-post, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination -- free, lawless, immune to bit and rein. Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say -- a mere reporter. He may invent his characters and plot, but he must not imagine anything taking place that might not occur, albeit his entire narrative is candidly a lie. Why he imposes this hard condition on himself, and "drags at each remove a lengthening chain" of his own forging he can explain in ten thick volumes without illuminating by so much as a candle's ray the black profound of his own ignorance of the matter. There are great novels, for great writers have "laid waste their powers" to write them, but it remains true that far and away the most fascinating fiction that we have is "The Thousand and One Nights."

- Ambrose Bierce
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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.

- Kubrick, Stanley
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A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

- Woolf, Virginia
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Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.

- Oscar Wilde
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The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.

- Maurois, Andre
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Our revolution has made me feel the full force of the axiom that history is fiction and I am convinced that chance and intrigue have produced more heroes than genius and virtue.

- Maximilien Robespierre
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I conceived the whole adventure as a short comic -nonfiction novel- the first. That book was an important event for me. While writing it, I realized I just might have found a solution to what had always been my greatest creative quandary. I wanted to produce a journalistic novel, something on a large scale that would have the credibility of fact, the immediacy of film, the depth and freedom of prose, and the precision of poetry.

- Truman Capote
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The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.

- James, Henry
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Thrift of the heart, thrift of the emotions--how are they wasted in these days in reading sensation novels! while British literature--all that the best hearts and intellects among our forefathers have bequeathed to us--is neglected for light fiction, the reading of which is the worst form of intemperance--dram-drinking and opium-eating, intellectual and moral.

- Lecture on Thrift.
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I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.

- Roth, Philip
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Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.

- Vidal, Gore
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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

- Asimov, Isaac
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The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.

- Roosevelt, Eleanor
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Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism -- and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he's writing it -- or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.

- Thompson, Hunter S.
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However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but a spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you. When the play, it may be the tragedy, of life is over, the spectator goes his way. It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.

- Thoreau, Henry David
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I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.

- Stedman, Captain J. G.
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Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

- Heine, Heinrich
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The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.

- Frank Herbert
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Its never too late in fiction or in life to revise.

- Nancy Thayer


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