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.
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.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
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.
People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.
In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
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