Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror.
For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects.
I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction: characters, scenes, a big urgent emotional question. And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.
I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
The artist deals with what cannot be said in words.
The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.
The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
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