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    Science fiction is a genre that no everyone is keen on watching.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: fiction 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Sometimes, I go to Barnes & Noble with the sole intention of moving all copies of the bible to the fiction section.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: bible  fiction  noble 
     
    That Hugh Laurie show is nothing but Scrubs fan fiction.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: fiction 
     
    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.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: time  work  writing  poetry  fiction 
     
    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.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: true  tears  poetry  write  fiction 
     
    I must say that, on the whole, I prefer fiction to poetry.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: poetry  fiction 
     
    ..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.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic.
    — Young-Ha Kim
    tags: reality  true  fiction 
     
    I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
    — Yancy Butler
    tags: fiction 
     
    I was raised to believe that religion is a beautiful thing, but it's fiction.
    — Winona Ryder
    I sometimes feel fiction is the ideal preservation for real memories. Fiction is such a good place to keep things.
    — Wim Wenders
    tags: memory  real  fiction 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — William Trevor
    The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no 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.
    — William Trevor
    tags: pain  pleasure  author  fiction 
     
    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.
    — William Trevor
    tags: human  fiction 
     
    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.
    — William T. Vollmann
    tags: right  writing  write  fiction  year 
     
    At least I hope - that the fiction I've written so far has flaws but has mostly been successful.
    — William T. Vollmann
    tags: successful  fiction  hope 
     
    I think that one of the compelling themes of fiction is this confrontation between good and evil.
    — William Styron
    tags: evil  fiction 
     
    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.
    — William Shatner
    tags: space  stories  fiction 
     
    Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: truth  fiction 
     
    Expectation is a statistical fiction, like having 2.5 children.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — William P. Young
    tags: truth  true  real  stories  fiction 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — William Monahan
    tags: star  war  fiction 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — William Monahan
    The most underrated of all contemporary American writers of fiction.
    — 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.
    — William J. Brennan
    I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
    — William Hurt
    tags: time  fiction 
     
    Fictions of law must be consistent with justice.
    — William Henry Maule
    tags: justice  law  fiction 
     
    Fiction becomes visual by becoming verbal
    — William H. Gass
    tags: fiction 
     
    It's not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word
    — William H. Gass
    tags: writing  poetry  fiction 
     
    If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
    — William H. Gass
    tags: gender  fiction 
     
    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
    — 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
    — William Gibson
    tags: world  crazy  teenager  fiction 
     
    The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.
    — William Gibson
    tags: future  fiction 
     
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