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.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
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.
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
I think it's hard to have a full-time job and write fiction, but for essays, you need to be in the world.
In New York and L.A., there is sort of that silent competition to be on the cutting edge of something. You end up having a conversation with how the world receives your work, especially if you are writing narrative, not fiction. Sometimes it is an awkward conversation. It's like group therapy.
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
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