Fiction And Nonfiction Quotes by Dan Brown, Mark Twain, Ayelet Waldman, Joseph Wambaugh, Hope Davis, Tom Wolfe and many others.
I read nonfiction almost exclusively – both for research and also for pleasure. When I read fiction, it’s almost always in the thriller genre, and it needs to rivet me in the opening few chapters.
The difference between fiction and nonfiction is that fiction must be absolutely believable.
I am consumed, or I have been consumed, with these issues of motherhood and the way we act out societal expectations and roles. So both my nonfiction and my fiction have been pretty much exclusively about that.
I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
I’ve seen a lot of the United States, having stayed in so many different cities and towns for work. It’s such a strange and fascinating country, and instead of learning about it through a textbook, I would rather discover its history and traditions and institutions through fiction and nonfiction writers.
My entire career, in fiction or nonfiction, I have reported and written about people who are not like me.
I love making fiction films as well as nonfiction ones, and hope to keep challenging myself to make better and better work.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
I read the same amount of nonfiction and fiction.
I have written two nonfiction books, I’m embarrassed to say.
Generally, I read nonfiction. Theres very little fiction that I enjoy enough to spend my time reading. I am generally a nonfiction guy.
Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons I do not fully understand, fiction dances out of me. Non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning.
It’s hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.
Ah, well, I have no talent for nonfiction, that’s my problem.
I’m working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
I like nonfiction books about people with wretched lives.
Fiction and nonfiction are not so easily divided. Fiction may not be real, but it’s true; it goes beyond the garland of facts to get to emotional and psychological truths.