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Emotional truths can sometimes be conveyed more effectively, more compellingly, through fiction.
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.
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
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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 is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
Francis Bacon Sr
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
Philip K Dick
Pushing People Away
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