Fiction Quotes

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.

Lord Byron

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.

Stephen King

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

Mark Twain

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.

Susan Sontag

If they can't swallow facts, let them eat fiction.

Rain Bojangles

I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems of death.

Clive Barker

One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.

Henry Miller

Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Francis Bacon

For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.

W. Somerset Maugham

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.

John Podhoretz

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.

Salman Rushdie

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.

Isaac Asimov

If you are inclined to leave your character solitary for any considerable length of time, better question yourself. Fiction is association, not

A B Guthrie Jr

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.

J G Ballard

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