An autobiography can distort, facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies. It reveals the writer totally.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction..
Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.
I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems of death.
Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.
We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.
The real plot in fiction parallels life in that it happens within the characters.
I said, "...it is quantum fiction." The first line of the story is "Which came first, the observer or the particle?" - and it goes from there.
Quantum fiction is literature that embodies the new physical or quantum universe.
People who love science fiction really do love sex.
A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.
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.
Shaw's emotional development was one with his intellectual strength. His path led him into the thick of the scrimmage, where more spontaneous natures defend themselves with the usual weapons of malice, humility, bad temper or conceit. But Shaw used the death ray of imperturbability. His feelings were never hurt, his envy never aroused, his conceit was a transparent fiction, he never quarreled.
The State is the great fiction through which everyone endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else.
I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
Blade Runner is a rare science fiction movie so full of material that pages can be written about it without scratching the surface. A review like this can provide little more than an overview. A detailed exploration of the movie, its style, and its mysteries requires dedication that only someone immersed in Blade Runner lore can provide.
We're not going to deport 12 million people, so let's stop this fiction.
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