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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
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.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
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.
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.
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand.
A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
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.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.
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