Fiction Quotes

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

William Faulkner

Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.

Simone Weil

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.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fiction is not a dream. nor is it guesswork. It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.

Margaret Culkin Banning

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.

Jim Rohn

Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.

A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance.

Anthony Ashley Cooper

Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything..

Ivana Trump

Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.

Philip Roth

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..

Jim Rohn

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G.K. Chesterton

Romances I never read like those I have seen.

Lord Byron

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.

Henry James

The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyze the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.

Salman Rushdie

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Updated On : February 14, 2014
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