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Random quote of the day:

“The touchstone to plausibility in imaginative fiction is probably coherence. Realistic fiction can be, perhaps must be, incoherent in imitation of our perceptions of reality. Fantasy, which creates a world, must be strictly coherent to its own terms, or it loses all plausibility. The rules that govern how things work in the imagined world cannot be changed during the story.”

—Ursula K. LeGuin, “Plausibility in Fantasy,” ursulakleguin.com, 2005

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Many persons read and like fiction. It does not tax the intelligence and the intelligence of most of us can so ill afford taxation that we rightly welcome any reading matter which avoids this.”

—Rose Macaulay, A Casual Commentary

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.”

—Lord Byron, Don Juan

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Fiction is based on reality unless you’re a fairy-tale artist. You have to get your knowledge of life from somewhere. You have to know the material you’re writing about before you alter it.”

—Hunter S. Thompson, Associated Press interview, November 11, 2003

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Nothing is so beautiful and wonderful, nothing is so continually fresh and surprising, so full of sweet and perpetual ecstasy, as the good. No desert is so dreary, monotonous, and boring as evil. This is the truth about authentic good and evil. With fictional good and evil it is the other way round.  Fictional good is boring and flat, while fictional evil is varied and intriguing, attractive, profound, and full of charm.”

—Simone Weil, Morality and Literature

 

 


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Random quote of the day:

 

“An interesting fiction…addresses our love of truth—not the mere love of facts expressed by true names and dates, but the love of that higher truth, the truth of nature and of principles, which is a primitive law of the human mind.”

—James Fenimore Cooper, from Early Critical Essays

 


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Random quote of the day:

 

“Fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies.”

—Lauren Groff, Author’s Note, The Monsters of Templeton

 

 


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Random quote of the day:

 

“Writing is writing, and stories are stories.  Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction.  And even there, who can be sure?”

—Tanith Lee, interview, Tabula Rasa, #4, October 1994

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

—Mark Twain, “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar,” Following the Equator


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Random quote of the day:

 

“Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.”

—Paul Theroux, The New York Times, July 28, 1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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