Francis Asbury - First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.
[ Best Certainly Fiction First Magic More Think Writing]
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Arthur Ashe - I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
[ Collective Fiction Get Influenced Literature Means Postmodern Probably Really Theorists Those Understand Writers]
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Dave Attell - The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time.
[ Among Autobiographies Best Biographies Decades Fiction Impressive Last Least Likely More Sellers Test Than Them Time Two Whole Withstand]
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William Bennett - I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
[ Also Am Fiction Had Judges Just Modern Novels Orange Prize Read]
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Ben Bernanke - The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
[ Cross Fiction His Nailed Neurotic]
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William Jennings Bryan - A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
[ Distilled Fact Fiction Into Play Truth]
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Jane Byrne - Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
[ Fiction Ghost Ghosts More Science Scientists Stories Written]
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Roger Corman - Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.
[ Fiction Lies Meaning Piece Truth Turns]
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Jackie DeShannon - Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
[ Addiction Conspiracy Evil Fiction Goes Mind Money Say Strength Tacit]
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Arnie Duncan - Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too.
[ Book Dune Everyone Fiction Going Lifetime Lord Need Read Really Rings Science Should Something Then Time Too Which Your]
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Tim Duncan - I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
[ Cutting-Edge Day Editing Every Fiction Getting Go Got Home Into Learned Night Paid Papers Reading Research Science Spend Stories Technical Then Time Turn Work]
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Kirsten Dunst - We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
[ Anything Around Balcony Blowing Bottle Conversations Fiction Figure Football Get Go Hotel How Kind Out Planet Sat Science Talk Together Tried Up Wine Would Writers]
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Neil Finn - It's always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It's more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.
[ Always Atmospheres Fiction Mixture Moods More Own Recreate Songs Story Through Your]
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Edward Fitzgerald - If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue is her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
[ Audiences Dialogue Elizabeth Fiction Go Her How Know Make Movie Much Real See Words]
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Gene Fowler - Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.
[ Adams Also Douglas Fantastic Fiction First Fun Later Lighter Listened Potential Read Series Shows Tape]
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Robbie Fowler - I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way.
[ Accept Any Because Fiction Moment Novel Other Pays Publishers Type Want Way Will Year]
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Liam Fox - It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
[ Easier Feel Fiction Input Novel Reader Richer Without Would Write]
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Napolean Hill - Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
[ Become Core Critics Crucial Essence Ever Fiction Individual May Our Philosophers Salvation Saved Science Seem Stories Today Trivial]
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Carol B. Hillman - Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
[ Although Catastrophes Fiction Foresee Inevitable May Problems Science Solutions Writers]
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Frank Iero - I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
[ Classics Deal Fiction Great Other Read Shame Than]
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Bob Iger - I prefer fact to fiction.
[ Fact Fiction Prefer]
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Allen Iverson - I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
[ Fact Fiction General Love Only Science Star Trek]
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Bruce Jackson - Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
[ Attracts Fiction Irritates Life Perfection Well]
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Robert Jenkins - I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it.
[ Based Clues Continue Could Develop Fascinating Fiction Find Historical Know Little Mystery Period Probably Research Science Since Some Story Will Write]
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William L. Jenkins - I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
[ Been Books Enjoy Fantasy Fiction Genre Long Might Reader Readers Science Since Surprised Think Time Understand]
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Tom Jenkinson - I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
[ Books Chooses Definition Fantasy Fiction Heard Ideas Mainstream Most Part Public Referred Science]
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Johannes Vilhelm Jensen - My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.
[ Archaeological Devoted Fiction Including Journals Magazines Mainstream Material Other Press Publications Reviewed Romance Science Small Some Usually Various]
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Edgar Jepson - Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
[ Closer Fantasy Fiction Science Than Think Two Work Would]
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Maria Jeritza - Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
[ Am Archaeology Astronomy Based Basis Fiction Future Just Other Palaeontology Physics Planets Prehistory Rather Science Ships Space Than Travelling Using]
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Stephen LaBerge - If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.
[ Being Bodies Characters Fictional Heartbeats More Practice Real Sometimes Than Understand While Will]
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Christopher Lee - Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
[ Fiction Hard Make Needs Plausible Sometimes Tell Truth]
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John M. McHugh - Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
[ Almost Becoming Century Everything Fiction Intact Invisible Literature Margins Reality Science Sprung]
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John McHugh - Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
[ Almost Already Because Does External Fiction Given Invent Need Reality Role Superfluous Writer]
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Renzo Piano - People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
[ Amadeus Big Character Fiction Great Had Man Movie Realize Salieri Saw Talent]
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Victoria Pratt - The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
[ Crime Danger Fiction May More Readers Really Soon Than Threaten Will Writers]
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Nick Rahall - Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
[ Else Endeavors Everybody Expense Fiction Government Great Live Through Which]
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Ralph Richardson - What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
[ America Basis Dominates Enter Fiction Fictive Indeed World]
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John Spratt - I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
[ Both Fiction Influences Non-Fiction Read Single Think Very Widely Writer]
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Harold Stassen - A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay.
[ Book Craft Different Fiction Otherwise Play Requires Screenplay Stage Very]
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Barbara Steele - I have written two nonfiction books, I'm embarrassed to say.
[ Books Embarrassed Nonfiction Say Two Written]
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George Szell - I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
[ Avidly Continuous Fiction Form Newspaper Read]
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Walt Whitman - I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
[ Avidly Continuous Fiction Form Newspapers Read]
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- Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
[ Contradiction Fiction Made Up Will World]
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- Whoever knows that the mind is a fiction and devoid of anything real knows that his own mind neither exists nor doesn't exist.
[ Anything Devoid Exist Exists Fiction His Knows Mind Neither Nor Own Real Whoever]
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- Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.
[ Anywhere Body Buddhas Fictions Five Language Located Real Realizes Senses Six Such Things Understands Whoever]
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- I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing. It's always surprised me how little attention many non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
[ Always Am Aspects Attention Boundaries Conscious Formal How Little Many Non-Fiction Pay Stretch Surprised Their Trying Work Writers Writing]
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- I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
[ Essay Fiction Love Novel Personal Rather Than Uncomfortable Writing]
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- In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
[ Biography Black Fact Facts Fiction Fictional Ink Mixed Points Printed Red Should Writing]
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- That is partly why women marry - to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things.
[ Being Fiction Hub Keep Marry Partly Things Up Why Women]
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- It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
[ Dedicating Fiction Highly Intellectual Material Past Pulp]
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- They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in.
[ After Also Another Area Asked Crime Division Earth Fiction Frontier Gonna Interested More Mystery Now Science Series Start Very]
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- Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
[ Bad Encourages Envision Explore Fiction Futures Good Human Mind Science Us]
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- People who love science fiction really do love sex.
[ Fiction Love Really Science Sex]
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- Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
[ Age Best Change Deal Does Explore Feature Fiction Head-On How Literature Our Principal Science Should]
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- Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
[ Also Berlin Cases Failures Fall Fiction Fundamentalist Had Hand Happy Islam Other Predicted Predicting Record Right Rise Science Some Those Wall]
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- There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.
[ Authors Best Better Could Differential Doubt English Equation Fiction Helps Lives Majors Many Parse Save Science Scientific Several Their Training Very Were Write Yet]
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- I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
[ Certain Cliched Effect Fiction Film Had Hollywood Horror Movies Out Particularly Slick Stuff Terrible Think Turning Writers]
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- Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
[ Eaten Fiction Filtered Food Liquor Really Some Through Veil]
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- If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
[ Drunk Fiction Go Illumination Interesting Just Looking Poet Read Reality See Sober Sometimes Word Writer]
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- Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
[ Anyway Become Bestseller Books Del Did Fiction First Later List New Novel Paperback Publish Rewrites Several Times Trade Work York]
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- I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again.
[ Again Because Despite Doing Done Enjoyed Figured Had Looking Lot Matter Mom Non-Fiction Process Reading Really Research Schizophrenic Something Strip Subject]
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- I bought a selection of short, romantic fiction novels, studied them, decided that I had found a formula and then wrote a book that I figured was the perfect story. Thank goodness it was rejected.
[ Book Bought Decided Fiction Figured Formula Found Goodness Had Novels Perfect Rejected Romantic Selection Short Story Studied Thank Them Then Wrote]
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- I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
[ Book Nepal Nonfiction Novel Working]
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- I get offered a lot of science fiction work and there is a new project in the pipeline called Master Race, set in World War II, but that's a little way off yet.
[ Called Fiction Get Ii Little Lot Master New Off Offered Pipeline Project Race Science Set War Way Work World Yet]
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- I would like to do a science fiction film some day. Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre, which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
[ Day Destroyed Fiction Film Genre Great Musical Offered Opportunities Really Science Seems Some Star Time Wars Which Would]
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- And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction. You'll note there's no science in it. It's a kind of grim fantasy.
[ Fantasy Fiction Grim Kind Kindred Note Out Point Science Wanted Way]
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- I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
[ Around Before Began Fiction Reading Same Science Started Time Writing]
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- I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.
[ Able Anything Attracted Because Condition Examining Fiction Hem Human Open Science Stopped Walls Were Wide]
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- No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
[ Fiction Going Guide Had Interest Natural Really Science Stop Take Towards Would Writing]
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- Science fiction let me do both. It let me look into science and stick my nose in everywhere.
[ Both Everywhere Fiction Into Look Nose Science Stick]
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- So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
[ Astronomy Because Came Discovered Early Fantasy Fiction Fine First Happy Interest Science Very]
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- The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
[ Conditional Fiction Open Science Thing Totally Way Wide]
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- While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything.
[ Anything Because Book Books Call Cautionary Clearly Country Different Direction Fiction Parable Save Series Serve Tales Type While World Wrote]
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- I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
[ Dig Fiction Never Really Science Thing Though]
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- For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
[ Always Fiction Strange Stranger Than Truth]
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- Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
[ Always Fiction Strange Stranger Than Truth]
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- I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
[ Environments Escapism Fantasy Fascinated Fiction Had Other Pure Read Science Sense Tons Worlds]
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- Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.
[ Events Experience Feeling Fiction Good Importance Intensifies Lives Living Methods Mysterious Our Own Reveals Though Varied]
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- Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
[ Anything Between Connections Curiosity Else Exploits Fiction Hack Making Really Satisfying Without World]
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- My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
[ Again All-Time Answer Ask Book Different Favourite Fiction Germs Get Guns Lord Next Nonfiction Rings Steel Week Work]
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- There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
[ Behave Benefit Community Every Fiction Good How Human Reason Society Teaches Us Way Whole Why]
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- I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face.
[ Artist Face Fiction Grew Had Kid Laughed Less Nothing Novelist Than Told Up Wanted Would Writer Your]
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- 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.
[ Audience Between Conventions Crowd Different Entirely Fantasy Fiction Harvard Poland Schizophrenic Science Women]
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- I have taught history on the high school and college levels, and am or have been a lecturer at the Smithsonian, The National Institutes of Health, and numerous colleges and universities, mostly on science fiction and technology subjects.
[ Am Been College Colleges Fiction Health High History Institutes Lecturer Levels Mostly National Numerous School Science Smithsonian Subjects Taught Technology Universities]
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- Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
[ Art Away Craft Desire End Everything Fiction His Just Knows Learns Little Need Nothing Say Takes Tricks Write Writer]
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- For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
[ Acts Assaults Bothered Civil Fiction Follow Future Imagine Injustice Liberties Non-Fiction Reason See Seem Some Vein Whenever Whether Will Write]
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- Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.
[ Ceases Experimentation Fiction]
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- People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
[ Always Because Been Between Confusion Fiction Look Morals Philosophy]
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- For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
[ Art Fiction Purest Science Truest World]
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- As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
[ Change Converted Dust Fiction Into Life Man Men More Natures Often Real Reap Shall Sometimes Sows Such Their Until Works]
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- Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
[ Another Fiction Journalism Life Mainly Newspapers Popular Seen World]
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- Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
[ Fiction Literature Luxury Necessity]
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- The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.
[ Balance Business Cash Earliest Fact Fiction Flow Income Learned Lessons Reality Sheets Statements]
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- The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
[ Between Difference Fiction Make Reality Sense]
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- Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
[ Detective Fiction Politicians Read Science Should Stories Westerns]
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- Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
[ Before Capote Journalism Non-Fiction Seriously Taken Truman Very Weren]
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- Before Truman, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
[ Before Journalism Non-Fiction Seriously Taken Truman Very Weren]
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- His theory was that non-fiction could be as artful as fiction.
[ Artful Could Fiction His Non-Fiction Theory]
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- Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that's my problem.
[ Ah Nonfiction Problem Talent Well]
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- As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.
[ Abstract Creation Deny Development Dont Fantasies Fiction Form Intellect Intuition Invention Itself Lead Nowhere Say See Sometimes Thought Treat Uses Will Wish]
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- I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
[ Fiction Interpret Invitations Own Resist Tend]
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- If there were a better, clearer, shorter way of saying what the fiction says, then why not scrap the fiction?
[ Better Clearer Fiction Saying Says Scrap Shorter Then Way Were Why]
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- I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
[ Any Care Corman Could Dialogue English Fiction Job Landed Make Picture Roger Russian Saying Science Speak Understand Up Wanted Were Whether Write]
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- Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!
[ Abiding Affection Cannot Characters Creations Current Fear Fictional Impact Influence Into Known Last Man Mine Miss Never Something Sore Splendid Such Their Today Whose Will Yellow Youth]
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- There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun.
[ Appearing Attached Drama Fiction Fun History Odd Piece Real Responsibility Sense Work]
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- 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.
[ Come Day Demands Each Fear Fiction Going Ideas Lives Never New Sure Them Up Whether Writer]
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- 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.
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
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- I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.
[ Acquiring Day-To-Day Discipline Fiction Highly Iowa More Needed Obsessive Professionally Several Spent Studying Then University Valuable Want Write Writing Years]
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- It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.
[ Assume Because Been Context Easier Entirety Even Fictional Her Hill Interested Just Lot Male Nikki Protagonist Reading Think Want Would]
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- I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.
[ Beauty Felt Fiction General Influence Inspiration Joyce Kind Language Model Very Way]
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- I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.
[ Anymore Fiction Job Just Quit Want Work Write]
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- I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
[ Difficult Explaining Fiction Got Historical Kept Nice Rejections Sell Trying]
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- Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.
[ Complete Except Fiction History Human Humans Isolation Namely Other Science Study Unprecedented Years]
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- Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
[ Am Anything Because Dreadful Fiction Know Knowledge Limited Our Really Say Science Sorry Talk Unofficial Usually Writers]
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- It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?
[ Able Aspects Challenge Completely Emotions Fictional Going How Identify Incorporate Interesting Know Piece Private Real Ryan Saving]
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- A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.
[ Arrested Development Fiction Genre Kind]
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- It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
[ Classic Cycle Fiction Part Science Stories Where Writing]
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- There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
[ Any Fiction Longer Narrative Nonfiction Only Such Thing]
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- I quite enjoy science fiction.
[ Enjoy Fiction Quite Science]
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- In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
[ After Already Away Borders Closer Conquest Cooper Cultivation Death East Fiction Generation Ground Main Marked Mississippi Nearly New Tendency Too]
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- IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
[ Almost American Born Cabin Coincidence Cooper Died Exactly Fiction First Great His Life Limits Mark Mere Passing Period Power Produced Serial Stage Sympathy Through Tom Uncle Which Year Yet]
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- The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
[ Continued Cooper Did Explorers Few Fiction Followers Had Land Mind Mississippi Popular Prairie Region Reports Strange Travellers West Which Work]
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- The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure.
[ Against Before Both Broken Charges Common Discovery Down Except Fiction Fitted Had Honest Most Nothing Novel Older Pleased Pleasure Sects Taught Two Use]
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- It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.
[ Always Because Equal Fiction Good More Poetry Tends Things Unlike Which Win Women]
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- Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning.
[ Beginning Creative Each Fictional Irritant Oyster Poem Reveal Sand Truth Trying]
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- Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
[ Began Came Children Fiction Later Quite Short Stories While]
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- Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other.
[ Bear Cannot Content Desire Each Fictions Manufacture Only Other Our Out Perhaps Rather Rest Sickness Than Truth Which]
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- For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
[ Coexistence Created Critical Critically Entity Facilitate Fiction Human Man Mythical Order Rational State Think Those]
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- You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.
[ Culture Entertainment Fiction Film Get Making Possible Real Really Right Soak Up Want]
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- Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on.
[ Fiction Increases Limits Long Paper Value Write Writing]
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- 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.
[ Extreme Fiction General Hesitate Mankind Opinion Optimistic Period Popularity Predict Science Then Theory True Whether]
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- Good fiction is made of that which is real, and reality is difficult to come by.
[ Come Difficult Fiction Good Made Real Reality Which]
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- There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
[ Arrive Bright Case Condition Fairy Fiction Here Histories Human Leaving Magic Must Now Possible Scientists Sociology Tale Truth Which]
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- The idea that I'm going to have to sit down to write some fiction where I'm going to have to think of a plot would really scare me, because it would come out a mess.
[ Because Come Down Fiction Going Idea Mess Out Plot Really Scare Sit Some Think Where Would Write]
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- I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.
[ Acquire Actually Articles Behind Book Checked Decided Everything Fiction Found Incredible Lot Magazine Must Out Pure Rights Science Supported Theory Thought Went Which]
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- There's the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people's lives, things that had really happened.
[ Adult Began Biographies Books Fiction Guess Had Happened Life Lives Moby More Other Read Really Relate Started Than Things Typical Want]
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- Jigsaw Lady is the working title of a science fiction novel I've had in my head for darn near 15 years. I think I'll start work on it next year (in all my spare time) but I'd like to get it finished some day.
[ Darn Day Fiction Finished Get Had Head Jigsaw Lady Near Next Novel Science Some Spare Start Think Time Title Work Working Year Years]
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- We were given clear concrete tools. The course did a great job demystifying the art of fiction writing and fostering confidence. The instructor brought complex concepts down to earth. I will miss coming here every week.
[ Art Brought Clear Coming Complex Concepts Concrete Confidence Course Did Down Earth Every Fiction Fostering Given Great Here Instructor Job Miss Tools Week Were Will Writing]
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- I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
[ American Because Become Force Had Henry Huge Influence Literature Memoir Miller Monumental Nonfiction Novel Publishing Sex Such Think Wrote]
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- The novel doesn't come into existence until certain methods of reproducing fiction come along.
[ Along Certain Come Existence Fiction Into Methods Novel Reproducing Until]
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- I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I'm all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It's what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it's entertainment first, otherwise we'd be on a lecture circuit.
[ Being Believe Circuit Clear Come Deeply Entertainment Every Fiction First Home Lecture Need Now Otherwise Pedantic Profound Science Simple Something Steer Tend Then Think Too Very Want Watch]
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- I wasn't a big science fiction aficionado, there were a few films like 2001 or Blade Runner that were favorites of mine, but since I started this series I have gained more respect for the genre and become more of a fan myself.
[ Become Big Blade Fan Favorites Few Fiction Films Gained Genre Mine More Myself Respect Runner Science Series Since Started Were]
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- There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.
[ Between Connection Fiction Real]
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- Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.
[ Anyone Businessmen Deal Facts Fiction Five-Year Never Old Projections Read Says]
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- Creating the fictional background for a game world isn't significantly different from creating a background for fiction.
[ Background Creating Different Fiction Fictional Game Significantly World]
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- The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
[ Author Characters Chosen Concentrating Effect Fictional Language Least Use]
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- Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.
[ Allowed Being Ever Explorer Gave Go Going Got Growing Inaccessible Lawyer Never Otherwise Places Reading Saved Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Started Thought Traveler Up Wanted Were Which Why Writer]
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- I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994.
[ Both Doing Enjoy Nonfiction Really Until Write]
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- I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
[ Because Fiction Find Historical Interesting More Much Read Real Thing]
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- This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
[ Casting Certain Characters Doubts Excepting Existence Fairy Fiction Folk Human Imaginary Lack Might Offend Only Otherwise Their Thereof Unwise Whom Work]
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- We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?
[ Biography Escapist Fiction Why]
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- But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground.
[ Back Both Completely Consciously Contested Doing Fiction Getting Ground Husband Look Might Now Off Rivals See Think Turf Unconscious Way Were Where Working]
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- Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction.
[ Advance Because Crossroads Enough Established Fiction Get Kind Know Life Mean Money Now Reasonable Some Take Wanted Way Well Which Writer]
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- If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
[ Feminine Fiction Genders Genres Unquestionably Were Would]
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- I'd always wanted the show to be more reality based science fiction, something along the lines of The Day the Earth Stood Still, which I consider to be the classic science fiction film.
[ Along Always Based Classic Consider Day Earth Fiction Film Lines More Reality Science Show Something Still Stood Wanted Which]
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- Let it be understood, in the first place, that a science fiction story must be an exposition of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.
[ Also Exposition Fiction First Must Place Science Scientific Story Theme Understood]
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- 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.
[ Best Big Characters Counts Emotional Fiction Good Lot Often Question Radio Scenes Techniques Think Tone Urgent Uses]
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- Where radio is different than fiction is that even mediocre fiction needs purpose, a driving question.
[ Different Driving Even Fiction Mediocre Needs Purpose Question Radio Than Where]
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- I'm not a great science fiction fan myself. I probably feel that way about Westerns. Like I used to play Cowboys and Indians, they can act out Will and the Robot.
[ Act Cowboys Fan Feel Fiction Great Indians Myself Out Play Probably Robot Science Used Way Westerns Will]
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- Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
[ Because Ended Fascinating Fellow Fiction Geisha Getting Interested Japan Just Kind Living Met Mother Reading Same Subject Thought Time Up Whose Writing]
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- It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!
[ Allows Away Characters Down Dramatic Driving Fiction Get Had Ludicrous Modern Same Say Sound Street Things Very]
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- A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
[ Distance Fiction Journalists Keep More Novelists Perhaps Petty Reason Truth Try Trying Why Write]
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- I love science fiction.
[ Fiction Love Science]
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- Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener.
[ Able Because Else Even Fantasy Fiction Get Great Half Just Life Listener Live May Minutes Most Personal Someone Someplace Songs Sound Them Though Three Very Way Writer]
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- I've loved science fiction ever since I was a little kid, mainly from looking at the covers of science-fiction magazines and books, and I've read quite extensively as an adult.
[ Adult Books Covers Ever Extensively Fiction Kid Little Looking Loved Magazines Mainly Quite Read Science Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Since]
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- Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.
[ Biography Bounded Definite East Fiction History North Obituary Region South Tedium Very West]
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- If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
[ Fiction Modern Myth Mythology Science Technology Then Tragic]
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- In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope.
[ Caused Change Character Characters Cope Environment Fail Fiction Hard-Core How Nature Present Readers Responding Science See Technology Universe Want Which]
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- That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them.
[ Acknowledge Approach Build Certainly Child Content Discard Drive Fascination Fiction First Idea Inner Narrative Own Rather Science Take Than Them Tried Try Work]
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- Fiction is socially meaningful.
[ Fiction Meaningful Socially]
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- I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.
[ Absorbed Could Fictional Finally Find Fits History Into Just News Novel Politics Real Return Starts Totally Way World Writing]
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- As a kid, I didn't read a great deal of fiction, and I've forgotten most of what I did read.
[ Deal Did Fiction Forgotten Great Kid Most Read]
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- At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities of escape are getting fewer. We have jobs, children, partners, debts. This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.
[ Begin Children Debts Escape Fewer Fiction Getting Jobs Literary Part Partners Possibilities Realise Speaks Us Which]
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- I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction, On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
[ Better Contrary Fiction Functions Genre Literary Mean Most Novels Only Perform Than Two]
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- When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.
[ Chair Children Comfortable Fiction Four Genre Good Had Height Legs Length Making Needed Right Same Writing]
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- Young readers have to be entertained. No child reads fiction because they think it's going to make them a better person.
[ Because Better Child Entertained Fiction Going Make Person Readers Reads Them Think Young]
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- I don't know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up.
[ Being Coming Concerning Contemporary Diverse Evolve Fiction Heard Helped Identity Issues Know Lot More Now Published Range Than Up Voices]
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- I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
[ Cannot Especially Fantasy Fiction Horror How Just Non-Fiction Object Other Research Say Science Strongly Take Using Writing Your]
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- Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
[ Concept Fiction Folks Just Seem Some True Understand]
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- Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction.
[ Fiction Form Memoirs Well-Known]
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- There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them.
[ Books Bother Fiction Life More Than Them]
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- I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
[ Becomes Fiction Interested More Personal Prose Recognized Want Writing]
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- I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
[ Conceiving Fiction Imagination Interested Only Other Some Very Voices Way Which]
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- When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately.
[ Fiction Good How Immediately Knew Started Writing]
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- I often imagine that the longer he studies English literature the more the Japanese student must be astonished at the extraordinary predominance given to the passion of love both in fiction and in poetry.
[ Astonished Both English Extraordinary Fiction Given Imagine Japanese Literature Longer Love More Must Often Passion Poetry Student Studies]
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- Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
[ Another Assimilation Contact Fiction Genius Great Less Shape Takes Than]
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- Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
[ Fiction Imagination Key Little Lyrics Painted Rest Science]
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- Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
[ Allows Fiction Gives History Journalism Live Opportunity Readers Witness]
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- But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward: Do the research, tell the story.
[ Nonfiction Research Story Straightforward Task Tell Very]
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- I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen.
[ Been Creativity Dependent Directions Entirely Fiction Frozen Had Infinite Might Narrative Potential Take Think Where Work Writer Writing]
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- My work was entirely nonfiction.
[ Entirely Nonfiction Work]
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- My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.
[ Always Characters Exist Fictional Get Head Ideas Only Real Sometimes]
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- They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions.
[ Absolutely Alone Away Being Carried Danger Dreams Entirely Fictions Foundation Hold Immovable Into Mere Nature Reality Save Should Themselves Truth Upon Whereby]
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- I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.
[ Always Factor Fiction Huge Life Love Real Risk Think]
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- A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns - this man should be put in the tower and so on.
[ Associate Being Book Close Columns Couple Described End Fiction Gave His Insults Interview Lots Man Press Put Quotes Should Suffered Tabloid Tower Trial Weeks Which]
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- That was par for the course but I also found that commissions were being canceled and in fact I considered this directly libelous - I write biographies for a living as well as being a journalist - for a non fiction book to be called fiction from beginning to end.
[ Also Beginning Being Biographies Book Called Canceled Commissions Considered Course Directly End Fact Fiction Found Journalist Living Non Par Well Were Write]
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- Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well.
[ Conclude Fiction Intellectuals Led Many Non-Fiction Observed Some Stranger Than Truth Well]
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- All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.
[ Answer Ask Business Fiction Non-Fiction Questions Them]
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- Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
[ Age Also Awful Bit Curriculum Everybody Fiction History Lot Much Part Pleasure Pulp Quite Read Same Time]
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- Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
[ Actors Anything Because Before Else Experience Fiction Film Funny Games Little More Sacrifice Screen Space Than Theoretical Very Violence Want Wanted Way Which Yes]
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- I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
[ Fiction Junkie Long Science Time]
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- The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
[ Any Baseless Been Doctrine Equal Fiction Free Men Sense Time Utterly]
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- It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
[ Autobiography Becomes Biography Conversation Detective Down Fiction Matter Means Novel Soon Street Write]
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- I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff.
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
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- Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.
[ Bits Dull Fiction Left Life Out]
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- The study of law left me unsatisfied, because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves. I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with fictions that did not interest me.
[ Aspects Because Did Fictions Interest Intricate Juggling Know Law Left Life Mental Only Perceived Serves Study Unsatisfied Which]
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- Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile.
[ Capital Conveying Fact Fiction Only Role Truth Unique Worthwhile]
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- Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
[ Allows Carry Entertaining Fiction Good Larger Makes Message Must Novel Realness Special True]
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- I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course.
[ Christian Course Except Fair Fiction Game Market Should Think]
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- Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable.
[ Believable Fiction Ironically Marketplace Must Nonfiction Successful Today Unbelievable While]
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- My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas.
[ Compete Dream Entertain Fiction Form Ideas Inform Marketplace Movies Novels Remains Through]
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- The stories have been told so often by those of us who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane, almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
[ Almost Been Fictional Movie Mundane Novel Often Over President Reagan Script Seem Stories Supported Those Told Us Years]
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- If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore.
[ Advantages Anybody Anymore Anything Certain Enterprise Explain Fiction Get Loneliness Lonely Others Share Whole Write Yourself]
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- I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
[ Age Allowed Child Coming Father Fiction His Legal Mother Name Should Take Think Will]
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- Because I'm such a creative person, and I've always got my nose in a book, I suppose it was only a matter of time before non-fiction turned into fiction again. But I never consciously set out to become a writer and I never thought I'd be doing the things I'm doing today.
[ Again Always Because Become Before Book Consciously Creative Doing Fiction Got Into Matter Never Non-Fiction Nose Only Out Person Set Such Suppose Things Thought Time Today Turned Writer]
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- I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction. So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
[ Any Author Believe Comes Fiction Most Other Personality Really Respect Through Writers Writing]
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- I sometimes wonder what would've happened if I'd entered the competition instead - I'd probably have come nowhere and given up on the whole fiction game.
[ Come Competition Entered Fiction Game Given Happened Instead Nowhere Probably Sometimes Up Whole Wonder Would]
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- What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory. The best non-fiction is also creative.
[ Also Best Covers Creative Huge Non-Fiction Such Territory]
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- I have done a lot of things outside of Science Fiction, but there has been an almost disproportionate amount of that genre in my body of work. I don't know what to make of it.
[ Almost Amount Been Body Disproportionate Done Fiction Genre Know Lot Make Outside Science Things Work]
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- Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
[ Fiction Inside Lie Truth]
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- I never really saw myself as writing science fiction anyway.
[ Anyway Fiction Myself Never Really Saw Science Writing]
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- For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
[ Absolute Been Cinemas Done Fantasy Fiction Films Good Had Haven Hope Horror Last Our Perfection Period Project Ruled Science Seen Some Still Tastes Time Very Years]
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- I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s.
[ Been Certainly Course Fiction Influenced Know Late Love Much Music Nearly Overwhelmed Painting Peace Poetry Read Them Until War]
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- Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
[ Dead Fiction Flourish Genre Genres Literary Meanwhile Most Strict]
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- And really the purpose of art - for me, fiction - is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have.
[ Alert Art Certain Fiction Had Indicate Make Might Miss Moment Purpose Really Rush Say Still Stop Through Which Will]
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- I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
[ After Articles College Dating Department Dozens Editor Entry Experience Fashion Fiction Getting Good Got Housekeeping Job Level Magazine Many Men Six Then Through Well Working Writing Years]
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- I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did, because it's such great fun to do, many times more creative than nonfiction.
[ Actually Because Before Creative Did Fiction Fun Great However Many More Nonfiction Start Such Than Times Would Writing Years]
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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.
[ Behind Comes Emotion Feelings Fiction Film Later Meaning Moods More Music Progression Should Than Theme]
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- For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
[ Biography Fiction History Inexhaustible Limit Lived Lives Many May Number Offer Parts Periods Reads Time World]
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- I would be more frightened as a writer if people thought my movies were like science fiction.
[ Fiction Frightened More Movies Science Thought Were Would Writer]
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- Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth.
[ Attention Authority Because Believed Come Fiction Greater Investigation Judgment Matters More Paid Philosophers Relied Their Truth Us Weight Whose]
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- And then I met Jerry and he's such a creative fiction writer, and I don't know if there's ever been a team put together the way we are - where one person does the theological way out and suggestions, and the other person goes into the cave and does the fiction writing.
[ Been Cave Creative Does Ever Fiction Goes Into Jerry Know Met Other Out Person Put Such Suggestions Team Then Theological Together Way Where Writer Writing]
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- I came to the conclusion that I am not a fiction writer.
[ Am Came Conclusion Fiction Writer]
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- I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing.
[ Fiction Jerry Masterful Think Writing]
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- I've written many nonfiction books, but that's a special gift.
[ Books Gift Many Nonfiction Special Written]
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- New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation, and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested, but I remember being led by God.
[ Being Breed Dreamed Estimation Fiction God Interested Led Many Never New Remember Special Would Writers]
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- However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
[ Albeit Experiences Far Fiction However Lives May Mine Need Own Pretty Some Stray Their Think Ultimately Unconsciously Way Write Writers Writing]
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- I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.
[ Beyond Fiction Get Life Limits Opportunity Own Think Write]
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- I've written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction, so I don't really have a genre these days.
[ Days Four Genre Nonfiction Novels Pieces Really Six These Written]
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- I've always been interested in science fiction.
[ Always Been Fiction Interested Science]
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- Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
[ Always Capture Defeated Effort Endless Fiction Killing Life Quality Some Without Writing]
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- Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?
[ Even Fiction Genres Non-Fiction Only Perhaps Stories Sure True Writing]
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- In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts... It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important... truth with fiction.
[ Dream Facts Fiction Gives Important Need Order Quite Reality Springboard Think Touch Truth Which]
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- Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
[ Become Dialect Fiction Our Science Space Time]
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- I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction - by skipping the parts that bored me.
[ Bored Fiction Learned Parts Read Skipping Way Write]
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- I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
[ Able Arts Been Cartoonist Else Extended Fiction Filmmaker Hadn Into Making Narratives Shift Something Visual Which]
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- My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
[ Amounts Arts Been Fiction Influenced Information Obvious Offer Seems Though Tremendous Visual Ways Work]
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- As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
[ Between Call Concerned Dictionary Difference Fact Far Fiction Fifteen Most Only Pages]
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- I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation.
[ Character Fictional Firmly Occupation]
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- I rather like getting away from fiction.
[ Away Fiction Getting Rather]
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- I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
[ After Again Another Fiction Going Know May Maybe Mixture More Non-Fiction Novel Some Something Strange Which Writing]
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- The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
[ Alternative Always Approach Characters Fiction Flexible Form Manipulating New Novel Pleasure Some Story Such Telling Way Wonderfully Writing]
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- The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
[ After Becomes Central Concerns Even Exists Fiction Happens Hardly Medium Past Present Time Tricky]
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- You learn a lot, writing fiction.
[ Fiction Learn Lot Writing]
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- Star Trek wouldn't die. There were a whole lot of young people who were touched by the thought process of science fiction. If you watched a cop show, there wasn't anything that was going to stimulate your mind.
[ Anything Cop Die Fiction Going Lot Mind Process Science Show Star Stimulate Thought Touched Trek Watched Were Whole Young Your]
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- I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
[ Another Community Dealing Fiction Gay Issues Lesbian Number Parenting Piece Relationships Would]
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- I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class.
[ American Class Every Fiction Influenced Just Should Think Time Top Weird Which Would Writer Young]
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- Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction, created by Wall Street and the media.
[ Always Bankruptcy Created Fiction Gm Imminent Media Street Wall]
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- Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
[ Cut Drama Epic Fiction History Left Literature Little Out Poetry Quarrels Very Will]
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- Palaeontologists use fiction all the time.
[ Fiction Time Use]
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- For me, there's a fine line between telling a story that's fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
[ Between Bloodless Details Fictional Fine Line Little Lots Much Removing Story Telling Then Too Yourself]
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- 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.
[ Arrived Because Been Day Days Fiction Had His Home Invented Late Swallowed Three Told Whale Wife]
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- I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority.
[ Between Distinguish Fiction Inferiority Nonfiction Superiority Terms Used]
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- In fiction, you have a rough idea what's coming up next - sometimes you even make a little outline - but in fact you don't know. Each day is a whole new - and for me, a very invigorating - experience.
[ Coming Day Each Even Experience Fact Fiction Idea Invigorating Know Little Make New Next Outline Rough Sometimes Up Very Whole]
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- In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth.
[ Constraint Limitation Nonfiction Telling Truth]
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- I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
[ Always Claiming Easier Fiction Get Memoir Memoirs Never Said Some Speaking Tend Things Through Truth Write]
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- I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
[ Fiction Prefer Shelter Tend]
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- Science Fiction will never run out of things to wonder about until the human race ceases to use its brain.
[ Brain Ceases Fiction Human Never Out Race Run Science Things Until Use Will Wonder]
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- I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
[ Also Facts Fiction Revelation Serious Thing Think Truth Very While]
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- One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
[ Absolutely Admittedly Even Fabric Fiction Invention Liar Life Most Outrageous Sincere Though Truthful Very]
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- If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
[ Able Accomplish Art Creates Direction Etc Example Fiction Film Gold Language Lighting New Odyssey Photography Science Somebody Space Standard Still Take]
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- Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that.
[ Bisexuality Bondage Facts Fiction Impotence Life Our Reflect Should]
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- Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That's material that I really like.
[ Devices Material Nonfiction Really Shape Strategies Uses Work]
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- I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
[ Fiction Finishing Writing]
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- It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
[ Far Fiction Future Get Kind Logical May Science Some Way Where]
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- My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world.
[ Always Connected Everyday Feeling Fiction Our Personal Real Science Some Way World]
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- There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
[ Being Books Character Fantasy Few Fiction Main Old Person Relatively Science]
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- When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
[ Because Books Did Fiction Kept Out Short Starting Wanting Well Write]
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- It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does.
[ Does Fast Fiction Moves Ours Science Strange Very World Writing]
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- All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
[ Author Autobiographical Becomes Fiction Talent True]
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- Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places.
[ Characters Events Fiction Intimacy Places]
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- I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that.
[ American Any Been Better Creative Enough Fiction Good Gotten Oddly Past Poetry Predicted Programs Seem Think Would Writing Years]
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- I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
[ Fiction Likely More Poetry Rather Than Think Will Writing]
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- In the best fiction, the language itself can become almost invisible.
[ Almost Become Best Fiction Invisible Itself Language]
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- Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
[ Been Example Fiction Maybe Poets Powerful Sort Southern Themselves Writing]
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- I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies.
[ Fiction Learned Lot Morality Movies]
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- I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human.
[ Characters Fact Fiction Human Know Mean More Movie Much Need Science Than Thing Think]
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- The easiest songs to write are pure fiction. There is no limit to how you can tell the story. I find it difficult when I'm replaying an event through a song.
[ Difficult Easiest Event Fiction Find How Limit Pure Song Songs Story Tell Through Write]
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- We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character.
[ According Actor Any Channel Character Every Fictional Honored Kind Lived Marriage Must Respect Someone Take Talking]
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- Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
[ Ambitious Babylon Big Biggest Different Ever Fiction Five Made Most Novel Over Probably Science Series Stories Television Told Within Years]
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- I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.
[ Astonishing Best Everything Feel Fictions Happens Long Reader Short Something Story These Want Way]
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- Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
[ Big Books Deal Even Feel Fiction Had Just Made Money Natural Need Often Part Perceived Poetry Prestige Pretend Progression Really Seem Success These Writing]
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- Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
[ Fiction Fine Harder Humour Just Keep Line Poetry Reader Respect Think Too Walk Write]
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- I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
[ Feel Fiction Longer Pressure Produce]
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- Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
[ Discovered Fiction Loved More Poetry Than Then Writing]
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- A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
[ Fiction Fit Likely Masterpiece Original Reader Such World]
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- Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
[ Actual Among Bullet Clean Embedded Fiction Flabby Flesh Happy Letter Lives Love Manages Novelist Preserve Quite Received Secure Spurious Within Work Young]
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- Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others.
[ Any Been Before Book Career Case Contained Could Each Feel Fiction Gone Grows Intuitively Last Literary Others Out Said Sensed Stage Stands Worked]
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- Truth is more peculiar than fiction. Life is really a startling place.
[ Fiction Life More Peculiar Place Really Startling Than Truth]
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- In the past, it was only in science fiction novels that you could read about ordinary people being able to go to space... But you laid the foundation for space tourism.
[ Able Being Could Fiction Foundation Go Laid Novels Only Ordinary Past Read Science Space Tourism]
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- The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in any fundamental way since the early 1970s, in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
[ Any Changed Early Fiction Format Fundamental Hasn Interactive Novel Same Since Way]
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- I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being.
[ Appealing Audience Being Device Distinguishes Dramatic Fiction Human Just Melodrama Movies Much Now Really Science Simply Think]
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- I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek.' I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, 'Oh!' and I'm fascinated by it.
[ Always Because Drops Fascinated Favorite Fiction Give Loved Mind Off Oh Premise Say Science Shows Star Sudden Trek Trips Where]
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- All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries.
[ Actually Being Documentaries Documentary Dramas Events Fictions Films Great Human Into Just Make Might Nature Novels Otherwise Situations Tell Tied Truth Us Well Without]
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- Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
[ Actually Any Fiction Heart Job Kind Paradox Storytelling Surely Tell Truth]
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- When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?
[ Ago Earth Fiction Images Mars Minutes Now Observed Our Problems Science See Seeing Shadow Then Time Travel]
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- It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
[ Attachment Concerned Even Fiction Lack More Poor Revolting Rich Seems Than Writer Writes]
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- It began as this desire to do this science fiction movie about perhaps one of the last insects left that nobody's done anything on, which is the cockroach - and truly one of the most frightening insects.
[ Anything Began Cockroach Desire Done Fiction Frightening Insects Last Left Most Movie Nobody Perhaps Science Truly Which]
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- We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
[ Beings Definition Description Fallen Fiction Human Humanity Into Mean Naturalism Too Very]
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- I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not a great science-fiction fan. I just never got off on space ships and space costumes, things like that.
[ Audience Because Best Costumes Fan Got Great Just Never Off Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Ships Space Things]
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- I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere.
[ Almost Could Feel Fiction Head Never Poem See Somewhere Think Time Well Whom Works Writers Written]
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- Years of science fiction have produced a mindset that it is human destiny to expand from Earth, to the Moon, to Mars, to the stars.
[ Destiny Earth Expand Fiction Human Mars Mindset Moon Produced Science Stars Years]
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- People who are readers of fiction aren't particularly interested in comic books.
[ Books Comic Fiction Interested Particularly Readers]
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- I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel.
[ Biography Everything Fiction History Mathematics Read Science Travel]
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- I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade, because I loved it.
[ Because Been Eighth Fiction Grade Had Loved Since Writing]
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- It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering.
[ Awareness Book Chattering Fiction Important Maintain Making Object Pace Shape Should Think Writer Writing]
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- When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life.
[ Death Fiction Life Reality Writing]
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- We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
[ Adapted Children Esteem Fictions First Greatest Hear Importance Manner Most Ought Perfect Promotion Should Virtue Which]
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- The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
[ Characters Come Films Great Human Mystery Off Often Robots Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Well Why Wooden]
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- A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
[ Been Clearly Fiction Had Lot Reading Science]
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- I don't think the scientific method and the science fictional method are really analogous. The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much, at least not consciously. But the fact that they are methodical does relate them.
[ Analogous Consciously Does Fact Fictional Least Method Methodical Much Neither Practiced Really Relate Science Scientific Them Thing Think Very]
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- I'm pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
[ Catholic Constitutes Fiction Pretty Science]
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- If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want.
[ Care Ellison Enough Fiction Hard Interested Much Own Ray Science Try Want Write]
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- In terms of stories I would buy for a science fiction magazine, if they take place in the future, that might do it.
[ Buy Fiction Future Magazine Might Place Science Stories Take Terms Would]
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- It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.
[ Clear Fiction Overlapping Populations Science]
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- My old English buddy, John Rackham, wrote and told me what made science fiction different from all other kinds of literature - science fiction is written according to the science fiction method.
[ According Buddy Different English Fiction John Kinds Literature Made Method Old Other Science Told Written Wrote]
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- People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research.
[ Answer Any Ask Fiction How Never Research Science]
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- Stephen Hawking said he spent most of his first couple of years at Cambridge reading science fiction (and I believe that, because his grades weren't all that great).
[ Because Believe Cambridge Couple Fiction First Grades Great Hawking His Most Reading Said Science Spent Stephen Weren Years]
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- The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
[ Fiction Method Reconstruction Science]
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- I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.
[ Fiction Result Shall Tell Truth Try Will]
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- A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it's not as satisfying in the end.
[ Difficult End Fiction Figure Front Goes Her Him Much Non-Fiction Pretty Refining Satisfying Shape Work Write Writer]
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- To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life - that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
[ Been Beginnings Come Constitutes Contending Deeply Early Extent Fiction Life Much Religious Subject Those Tradition]
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- There's no end to the inventiveness of critics, I tell you. Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse into their analysis of work.
[ Analysis Because Critics End Fiction Impulse Into Inventiveness Put Tell Their Work Write]
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- I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.
[ America Early Ever Fiction First Heard Nobody President Racket Science Sixth Started Which Writers]
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- There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years.
[ Active Couple Every Hundred Members Probably Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Selling Sense Something Were Whom Year Years]
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- We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.
[ Before Dead Fantasy Fiction Hard Military Probably Science Single-Handedly Started Think Well Working]
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- To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.
[ Achieve Capacity Creative Factual Fictional Lasting Literature Needs Perceptive Strength Vision Writer]
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- The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
[ Back Fiction Find Going Got Less Myself New Older Poetry Re-Reading Reading Really]
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- Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
[ Always Contrary Does Fictions Hand Imaginary Kafka Leaves Level Other Reality Refer Them]
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- For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
[ Activate Essential Fiction Free Imagination Order Someone Unconscious Writes]
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- I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they'd never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!
[ Basic British Education English Entire Fiction Had Importance Literature Never Oxford Passed Point Reading Something Studying System Three Through Told View Years]
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- Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.
[ Characters Consisted Either Fiction General Having Historical Iliad Imaginary Individual Odyssey Placing Presenting Story True Value Which]
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- It is the creator of fiction's point of view; it is the character who interests him. Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
[ Character Convince Creator Fiction Him History Interesting Interests Point Reader Sometimes Story Telling Universal View Wants]
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- One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
[ Classify Descendants Easily Either Fiction Iliad Odyssey Works]
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- Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
[ Fiction Interesting More Only Stranger Than Truth]
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- Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
[ Adult Arms Before Book Came Deal Development Ends Everything Farewell Fiction First Great Hemingway Insight Meant Novel Read Reading Said Science Terms Those Times Well Where]
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- I've always thought of science fiction as being, at some level, a 19th-century business.
[ Always Being Business Fiction Level Science Some Thought]
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- I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.
[ Beyond Certainly Dave Fiction Junior Premise Science Think Twins]
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- I'd always been a science fiction enthusiast.
[ Always Been Enthusiast Fiction Science]
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- I've always been a fan of science fiction films, and I've never been able to put my particular spin on it.
[ Able Always Been Fan Fiction Films Never Particular Put Science Spin]
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- Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
[ Any Fiction Generally Goes Heroines Heros Kind Men Most Real Romance Same Superior Women]
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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.
[ Any Author Fiction Form Himself Humiliating Interesting Literature More Other Really Reason Study Tell Than Those Truth Without]
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- Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
[ Fiction Make Sense Stranger Than Truth]
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- You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', and it goes right in the bin.
[ Based Bin Dogs Fiction Goes Pulp Read Reservoir Right Script]
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- The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime.
[ Claim Costs Country Dollar Economic Ever Every Fiction Future Growth Into Itself Made Obama Obama Paid Price Prosperity Reduce Sometime Spent Stimulus Team Translates]
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- Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.
[ Being Could Fail Fiction Natural Now Principle Science See Wonder Writer]
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- One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.
[ Carry Experiments Fiction Lets Nice Out Science Things Thought Us]
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- Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
[ Arbitrary Characters Fiction Happens Into Out Put Rules Science Work World Writers]
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- Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
[ Around Before Chew Fiction Funky Ideas Into Lot Play Roll Science Some Them Then Turn]
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- 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.
[ Acceptance Air Begins Constructs Fiction Givens Human Imperfect Into Melted Morality Point Reality Solid Which]
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- When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays, everybody assumes that's the end. Here's another who's never going to write well again.
[ Again Another Assumes Authors Begin End Everybody Fiction Going Here Literary Never Screenplays Well Write]
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- I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven's wonderful.
[ Any Before Cast Fiction Had Much Never Other Science Seen Seven Star Trek Wonderful]
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- I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time, I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing. So I finally made a serious effort.
[ Could Day Decided Doing Effort Fiction Finally Least Made Magazines Reading Science Serious Some These Time Well]
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- I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it, and thought I could do better than some of the people who were getting published.
[ Because Better Could Fiction Getting Loved Published Read Some Speculative Than Thought Were Wrote]
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- The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction. Keep writing, and keep sending things out, not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy. A lot of additional, useful tips could be added, but this is fundamental.
[ Added Additional Advice Any Buy Could Fiction Friends Fundamental Keep Kind Lot Out Power Relatives Same Sending Things Tips Useful Would Writing]
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- There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.
[ Big Cons Fantasy Fiction Meet Overlap Science]
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- We, being the Western world, wouldn't let Russia off the hook on debt. So there were demands on debt servicing in the early days until they ran out of reserves. There was no real aid program, just a fictional aid program.
[ Aid Being Days Debt Demands Early Fictional Hook Just Off Out Program Ran Real Reserves Russia Servicing Until Were Western World]
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- Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
[ Far Fiction Imagination Less Than Truth]
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- But even gold is not everything: and only a fanatic, and a rather foolish fanatic, would say that this style of fiction summed up and exhausted all the good that fiction could give and do.
[ Could Even Everything Exhausted Fanatic Fiction Foolish Give Gold Good Only Rather Say Style Summed Up Would]
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- One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
[ Absence Any Best Call Classical Comparative European Facts Fiction Great History Intelligible Known Languages Least Literary Literature Name Prose Rate Two Western]
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- I did documentaries for maybe 10 years before I turned to fiction films.
[ Before Did Documentaries Fiction Films Maybe Turned Years]
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- That's why I have always admired documentaries, because they open windows that can make you understand much better where you come from, much better than fiction, I think.
[ Admired Always Because Better Come Documentaries Fiction Make Much Open Than Think Understand Where Why Windows]
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- The ideal mother, like the ideal marriage, is a fiction.
[ Fiction Ideal Marriage Mother]
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- Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
[ Accounts Actors Been Classics Directors Everything Forget Lot Make Mostly Nonfiction Now Off Reading School Some Sure Taking Time Writers]
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- Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
[ Contradiction Fiction Much Part Polly Sex Some Such Thought Truth Whim Your]
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- A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
[ Adaptations Because Become Characters Concerned Decoration Exercises Fail Fate Fictions Great Imposes Inconvenient Interior Lives Mere Monumental Movie Narratives Novel Often Primarily Respond Them These]
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- And, of course, some SF is set close enough to here and now that Anglo and European do apply. Since many of the writers come from those backgrounds, so does much of the fiction.
[ Anglo Apply Backgrounds Close Come Course Does Enough European Fiction Here Many Much Now Set Sf Since Some Those Writers]
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- With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them, whoever they may be.
[ Contact Fiction May Ourselves Preparing Science Them Think Whoever]
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- Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it's why I've never re-visited that area because I feel I've done it.
[ Appears Area Because Blade Done Essentially Feel Fiction Forms Future Never Pace Regularly Runner Science Set Shapes Three Times Two Urban Various Why Year]
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- I think if I'm going to do a science fiction, I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
[ Down Fiction Go Going New Path Science Think Want]
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- In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years.
[ Actor Been Create Fact Fiction Goals Just Meantime Options Realistic Science Show Those Ton Years]
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- I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
[ Any Biographies Fiction Kinds Love Philosophy Rarely Read Some Theology Very]
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- Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.
[ Begin Fiction Form Likely More Short Try Writers]
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- I have never been a critic of science fiction as a whole.
[ Been Critic Fiction Never Science Whole]
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- I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way.
[ Any Deal Excellent Fiction Go Goes Great How Interested Into More Own Science Star Their Things Trek Wars Way Which]
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- Science fiction is very healthy in its form.
[ Fiction Form Healthy Science Very]
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- So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
[ Acceptable Comes Consciously Even Fiction Hoped Humour Out Part Say Science Sure Would Wrote]
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- Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet. He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings, instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction. That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done.
[ Another Around Been Done Ever Familiar Fiction First Formula Goes Had Instead Jerry Most Ordinary Other Planet Put Recall Reversed Science Superhero Surroundings Time Usual Way]
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- But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
[ Enjoyed Fiction Hope Novels Own Science Terms Their Think Understood]
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- I've been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my Star Trek character and I've been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
[ Been Character Contained Down Feel Fiction Getting Lot Next Role Science Scripts Should Star Strongly Them Trek Turning Variations Wearing Which]
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- I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating.
[ Concentrating Few Fiction Hours Into Minimum Mode Really Rituals Settle Special Takes Truly Try Unless Where While Write]
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- I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world.
[ Explanation Fiction Goes Kind Making Out Science Sense Senseless Standard Way Which Why World]
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- See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.
[ Answers Background Call Halt Handling Journalism Journalistic Journalists Kept Know Looking Non-Fiction Nor Practised Research See Something Truth Way Write Writing]
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- Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but that's not reality, it's just another aesthetic form of fiction.
[ Aesthetic Another Fiction Form Just Moment Rage Reality Shows Tv]
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- A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
[ Considered Deaths Demeaning Diseases Easy Fiction Most Mythology Part Shameful Soft]
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- Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.
[ Art Disaster Fiction Films Oldest Science Subjects Which]
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- I want to be the Cecil B. DeMille of science fiction.
[ Cecil Demille Fiction Science Want]
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- Having spent so much time in a fictional world, I prefer to read about the real world.
[ Fictional Having Much Prefer Read Real Spent Time World]
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- I don't read fiction at all.
[ Fiction Read]
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- I don't read Science Fiction.
[ Fiction Read Science]
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- As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
[ Beginnings Biography Child Fiction Historical History Lot Particularly Pleasure Read Reading Science Very]
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- The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.
[ Ancient Authors Copied Copyright Did Even Exist Frequently Idea Length Many Non-Fiction Only Other Part Practice Survived Times Useful Way Works]
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- Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction.
[ Answers Anything Fiction More Questions Science-Fiction Science-Fiction]
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- I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
[ Fact Fan Fiction Hard Horror Memorable Most Myself Off Pulling Read Short Time Variety]
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- I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income.
[ Advertising Business Depend Developing Devoted During Effort Family Few Fiction Income Lot Past Point Support Time Where Writing Years]
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- On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance.
[ Been Cemetery Dance Dependent Despite Fact Fiction Hand Horror Income Market More Now Other Paying Real Short Stories Than Writing]
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- I like to get paid for doing basic research, so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it.
[ Basic Doing Get Nonfiction Paid Pleasant Research Some Write]
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- Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.
[ Atmosphere Changes Child Fiction Grown His Life Man Play Tenor]
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- Life is a means of extracting fiction.
[ Extracting Fiction Life Means]
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- I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
[ Academic Ambitions Began Fiction Full-Time Instantly Writing]
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- Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
[ Entity Eventually Feel Fiction Forms Many Single Their Unified Want Work Writers]
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- Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.
[ Book Fiction Forget Found Go Good Most Rather Read Romantic Sex Shopping Sleep Survey Than Women Would]
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- Basically, fiction is people. You can't write fiction about ideas.
[ Basically Fiction Ideas Write]
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- Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether.
[ Against Altogether Another Create Even Exist Extended Fiction May Reader Reality Recognize Some Talking Test These Things Though Way Which Will World]
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- Fiction is very important to me. It's what I do, it's what I do with my life.
[ Fiction Important Life Very]
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- I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
[ Affair Dealt Fiction First Green Homosexuality Lost Monkey Science Stories Very Well Which World Wrote]
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- In science fiction, you can also test out your own realities.
[ Also Fiction Out Own Realities Science Test Your]
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- Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.
[ Fiction Field Limits Literary Only Outside Parameters Poetry Science Whatsoever Which]
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- Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers Writing]
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- I'm not really a science-fiction fan, I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it, for two episodes. It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
[ Away Episodes Fan Fun Getting Great Idea Lovely Quite Really Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Side Story Super Two]
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- I like going back and writing fiction.
[ Back Fiction Going Writing]
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- I also thought of playing improvisational jazz and I did take lessons for a while. At first I tried to write fiction by making up things that were completely alien to my life.
[ Alien Also Completely Did Fiction First Improvisational Jazz Lessons Life Making Playing Take Things Thought Tried Up Were While Write]
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- No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
[ Anybody Because Discouragement Encouragement Family Fiction Knew Literary Meant Reader Think]
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- I don't think Pulp Fiction is hard to watch at all.
[ Fiction Hard Pulp Think Watch]
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- I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
[ Brown Character Fiction Go Jackie Make Modest More Movie Pulp Study Top Trying Underneath Wanted]
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- Character, to me, is the life's blood of fiction.
[ Blood Character Fiction Life]
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- According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
[ According Ambitions Anything Because Become Been Beg Confederate Could Desire Doctors Else Fictions General Invent Personal Poet Set Society Up Use Would]
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- Science fiction still is an idea genre.
[ Fiction Genre Idea Science Still]
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- The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.
[ Fiction Long Only Science Scientists Some View Writers]
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- To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.
[ Always Been Between Escape Fantasy Fiction Genre Idea Ideas Kind Little Maybe Science Some Two Well]
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- It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.
[ Fiction Late Life Never Revise Too]
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- Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
[ Chance Denies Fiction Gives Life Second Us]
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- I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
[ Abusive Dozen Enormously Every Fiction Find Inattentive Mother Motherhood Mothers Neither Think Value]
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- The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
[ Capacity Fiction Imagination Indeed Thinking Understanding Without]
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- There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
[ Author Autobiography Based Case Distress Element Far Fiction Goes Own Pain Pleasure]
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- Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
[ Almost Anything Fiction Great Make Up Writing]
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- I was always attracted to science fiction movies.
[ Always Attracted Fiction Movies Science]
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- If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
[ Could Fiction Lessons Life Need Reduced Sentences Single Would]
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- Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
[ Criticism Fiction Hugging Open Poetry Sailing Sea Shore Writing]
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- Whether you've done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it's just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it's just fictional stories for entertainment.
[ Anything Buying Done Entertainment Fictional Hopefully Into Just Matter Read Reading Realise Stories Want Whatever Whether Will Write Wrong]
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- But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
[ Fiction Roy Sake Science]
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- I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.
[ Any Fiction Other Read Science]
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- Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head. In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to convey the intended effect.
[ Convey Effect Enough Fiction Film Fixes Head Hope Image Intended Just Precise Viewer Visual]
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- Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.
[ Become Business Countries Faith Fiction Lost Priestly Their Writing]
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- Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
[ Assume Chrysalis Degrees Eyes Fact Fiction Own See Wings Your]
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- Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction.
[ Bestseller Beyond Both Climb Compelled Enjoy Even Fantasy Fiction Genre Likely Lists Literature More Mysteries Nonfiction Onto Other Rather Reading Science Seem Some Than Though Variety Wide Write]
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- The dilemma felt by science fiction writers will be perceived in other creative endeavors.
[ Creative Dilemma Endeavors Felt Fiction Other Perceived Science Will Writers]
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- When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
[ Began Consciousness Cultural Decades Easy Eighteen Fiction Find Ideas Into Lead Middle Months More Now Science Seemed Seems Time Took Very Writing]
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- Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
[ Ago Been Fiction Forty Recording Regarded Science Techniques Today Would Years]
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- I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
[ Annual British Fiction First Old Read Science Years]
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- There's a science fiction project we really want to make, but it's very expensive. Hopefully it will happen.
[ Expensive Fiction Happen Hopefully Make Project Really Science Very Want Will]
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- The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license to do anything you want to do.
[ Anything Fact Fiction Gives License Science Want]
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- Fiction's about what it is to be a human being.
[ Being Fiction Human]
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- I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what it means to be human today isn't art.
[ Art Exploring Fiction Human Just Means Think Today]
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- Every time I write a nonfiction book I get sued.
[ Book Every Get Nonfiction Sued Time Write]
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- I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
[ Again Being Detective Doing Enjoy Gives Nonfiction Pleasure Research Some]
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- I think Douglas was a real one-off. He was so clever and so intelligent and so well read in real science that he could make science fiction work as well as it did. And just such fun to have around, he was just such a lovely man.
[ Around Clever Could Did Douglas Fiction Fun Intelligent Just Lovely Make Man Read Real Science Such Think Well Work]
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- For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
[ After Attempts Clearly Failures Fiction Had Made Marriage Various Were Write]
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- In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century, I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction.
[ Art Back Century Choice Fiction Follow Follows Half Instinct Look More Only Over Same Sort Than Trust]
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- I don't really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.
[ Colonies Everything Fiction Imagine Mars Really Science See]
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- One of the reasons I did this, because I wasn't really looking for another science fiction film, was that my daughter can see it. She's 9 and it's really a good film for all ages.
[ Ages Another Because Daughter Did Fiction Film Good Looking Really Reasons Science See She]
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- Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
[ Fiction Imagination Life Make More Our Quarters Real Than Three Up]
Topic: Imagination
- I like working closely with artists. I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction - the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters.
[ Artists Aspect Characters Closely Fantasy Fiction Important Science Think Very Visual Working Worlds]
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- I tend to read more nonfiction, really, because when I'm writing I don't like to read other fiction.
[ Because Fiction More Nonfiction Other Read Really Tend Writing]
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- When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
[ Been Constantly Cultural Fiction History Lately Loads Lot Nonfiction Philosophy Quite Read Reading Religion Science Social Studies Writing]
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- Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
[ Abiding Clear Connect Developed Fiction Find Follow How Human Lifetime Line Look Persists Respect Sense Tangle Thick Threads Unknown Where Writing]
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- Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
[ Fiction Obscures Reality Reveals Truths]
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- Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization.
[ Art Biography Continual Different Discovery Feels Fiction Means Organization Performance Requires Research Say Sense Skills Wants Whereas]
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- A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
[ Autobiography Face Fiction Her His Man Woman Work]
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- A public is a necessary fiction.
[ Fiction Necessary Public]
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- Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
[ Also Biography Even Fiction History Literature Mainstream Mysteries Only Philosophy Poetry Read Science Should Want Write]
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- 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.
[ Cascade Enjoy Enjoys Fiction Gene Invention Much Novelty Probably Providing Readers Science Seem Writer]
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- Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that.
[ American Become Fact Fairness Fiction Giving Interest Mislead Party Press Same So-Called Value]
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- Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.
[ Blame Ego Fiction Gets Person Social Time Which]
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- Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different.
[ Different Each Exist Fictions Grammatical Groups Individual Individuals Only]
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- When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.
[ Adult Bit Business Called Fantasy Fiction Had Into Knew List Lists Little Most Nobody Publishers Quite Science Started Stuck Thing Which]
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- I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
[ Caused Character Confusion Deal Did Fictional Great Invent Myself Wanted]
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- If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
[ Change Continually Crushing Fiction Read Write Yourself]
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- To create a past that seemed authentic but would be a fiction, you need an invented language.
[ Authentic Create Fiction Invented Language Need Past Seemed Would]
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- The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
[ Accepts Anything Art Before Completed Distributed Fiction Game Happened Knows Long Merely Modern Notion Public Rejects Romantic Trophies]
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- A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
[ Fiction Her Money Must Own Room She Woman Write]
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- 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.
[ Attached Attachment Corners Ever Fiction Four Life Often Perceptible Perhaps Scarcely Slightly Spider Still Web]
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- Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
[ Being Fiction Imaginative Income Most Returns Tax Today Written]
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- The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.
[ Being Fiction Imaginative Income Only Returns Tax Today Written]
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- When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.
[ Body Die Fiction Leaving Science]
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- I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
[ Checking Close Does Doing Fact Fantasy Fiction Good However Involve More Research Say Science Writing]
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- I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror.
[ Days Fantasy Fiction Horror Mostly Novelist Science Short Stories These Written]
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- Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
[ Author Began Challenges Create Environment Extremely Fiction Found Hostile However Intrigued Life Lot More Myself Now Offers Possibilities Presents Research Science Such Thoroughly Venus Wants World]
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- And I sense it was a rather constructed, almost half narrative fiction film in some ways. A lot of it was staged and manipulated to get those things in there that I knew to be strong.
[ Almost Constructed Fiction Film Get Half Knew Lot Manipulated Narrative Rather Sense Some Staged Strong Things Those Ways]
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