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    Science fiction is a genre that no everyone is keen on watching.
    tags: fiction
    — Zoe Saldana
    The twentieth century saw a professionalization of fiction writing, particularly in its second half and particularly in the Anglo-Saxon world - not so much mainland Europe, for example.
    tags: world writing fiction example
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    There have been studies concluding that most people mostly know people only within their own social class - although such a conclusion would hardly surprise anyone. I think there's evidence to suggest that it's even narrower - the great majority of friends of Ivy Leaguers, for instance, are Ivy Leaguers. This narrows the pool of people who can write fiction cutting across class boundaries that's informed by their own personal experience.
    tags: people friends personal experience write fiction majority
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Sometimes, I go to Barnes & Noble with the sole intention of moving all copies of the bible to the fiction section.
    tags: bible fiction noble
    — Zach Braff
    That Hugh Laurie show is nothing but Scrubs fan fiction.
    tags: fiction
    — Zach Braff
    I think I view myself primarily as a fiction writer. Poetry is more of a "hobby," a time of rest from the hard work of writing fiction.
    tags: time work writing poetry fiction
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    It is true that I didn't write any poetry between 1995 and 2011. The reason for this was probably because I had stayed away from fiction for so long and couldn't tear myself away from it.
    tags: true tears poetry write fiction
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    I must say that, on the whole, I prefer fiction to poetry.
    tags: poetry fiction
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    ..and certain that life consisted of a few simple signals and decisions; that death took root at the moment of birth and man's only recourse thereafter was to water and tend it; that propagation was a fiction; consequently, society was a fiction too; that fathers and teachers, by virtue of being fathers and teachers, were guilty of a grievous sin.
    tags: death society moment virtue birth water sin fiction father
    — Yukio Mishima
    Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic.
    tags: reality true fiction
    — Young-Ha Kim
    I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
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    — Yancy Butler
    I was raised to believe that religion is a beautiful thing, but it's fiction.
    tags: believe beautiful fiction
    — Winona Ryder
    I sometimes feel fiction is the ideal preservation for real memories. Fiction is such a good place to keep things.
    tags: memory real fiction
    — Wim Wenders
    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.
    tags: value fiction mother motherhood
    — William Trevor
    As a writer one doesn't belong anywhere. Fiction writers, I think, are even more outside the pale, necessarily on the edge of society. Because society and people are our meat, one really doesn't belong in the midst of society. The great challenge in writing is always to find the universal in the local, the parochial. And to do that, one needs distance.
    tags: people society challenge writing fiction
    — William Trevor
    The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
    tags: understanding thinking fiction
    — William Trevor
    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.
    tags: pain pleasure author fiction
    — William Trevor
    My fiction may, now and again, illuminate aspects of the human condition, but I do not consciously set out to do so: I am a storyteller.
    tags: human fiction
    — William Trevor
    I feel like I'm almost ready to write fiction about the border. But even after 10 years of writing nonfiction about it, I don't think I know quite enough to do it right.
    tags: right writing write fiction year
    — William T. Vollmann
    At least I hope - that the fiction I've written so far has flaws but has mostly been successful.
    tags: successful fiction hope
    — William T. Vollmann
    I think that one of the compelling themes of fiction is this confrontation between good and evil.
    tags: evil fiction
    — William Styron
    The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that's the appeal of science fiction.
    tags: space stories fiction
    — William Shatner
    Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
    tags: truth fiction
    — William Randolph Hearst
    Expectation is a statistical fiction, like having 2.5 children.
    tags: children expectation child fiction
    — William Poundstone
    I think that most creative fiction involves the transformational process, whether it is Dickens or Dostoyevsky and the writer in some sense is expressing their own journey through such a wilderness.
    tags: journey process fiction creative
    — William P. Young
    I make a distinction between true and real. I think that the story is true, it's just not real. That's what a parable is. It takes things that we all know are real, and it takes life events that actually happens, and it weaves them into a fiction that allows truth to actually be embedded.
    tags: truth true real stories fiction
    — William P. Young
    I wrote a story for my kids. It's fiction. It's not systematic theology. It's not a new book of the Bible. It's flawed, I wrote it. All of that goes into the mix, but I love the controversy. It elevates the conversation.
    tags: theology bible stories book fiction kids
    — William P. Young
    I don't think the latest Star Wars pictures have any artistic intentions, but the original picture opened up epic science fiction.
    tags: star war fiction
    — William Monahan
    I had a long writing history behind me before I got into anything in film. It comprehended science fiction, it comprehended historical, it comprehended, you know, just about everything that you can think of.
    tags: film writing historical fiction
    — William Monahan
    I've got things I have to do in fiction to sort of register my existence, before I kick the bucket, but it will never be my living and I know it. Plus it never moved fast enough for me and lacked cut and thrust. I need to be in the real show.
    tags: living existence real fiction
    — William Monahan
    The most underrated of all contemporary American writers of fiction.
    tags: contemporary fiction american
    — William March
    No doubt, there are those who believe that judges - and particularly dissenting judges - write to hear themselves say, as it were, 'I, I, I.' And no doubt, there are also those who believe that judges are, like Joan Didion, primarily engaged in the writing of fiction. I cannot agree with either of those propositions.
    tags: believe doubt writing write fiction
    — William J. Brennan
    I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
    tags: time fiction
    — William Hurt
    Fictions of law must be consistent with justice.
    tags: justice law fiction
    — William Henry Maule
    Fiction becomes visual by becoming verbal
    tags: fiction
    — William H. Gass
    It's not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word
    tags: writing poetry fiction
    — William H. Gass
    If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
    tags: gender fiction
    — William H. Gass
    Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house
    tags: thoughts true wonder madness poet fiction dreams
    — William H. Gass
    One of the liberating effects of science fiction when I was a teenager was precisely its ability to tune me into all sorts of strange data and make me realize that I wasn't as totally isolated in perceiving the world as being monstrous and crazy
    tags: world crazy teenager fiction
    — William Gibson
    The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.
    tags: future fiction
    — William Gibson
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