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All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
Fiction
Milan Kundera

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All that non-fiction can do is answer questions. It's fiction's business to ask them.
Fiction
Richard Hughes

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Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Fiction
Stephen King

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It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
Fiction
Aldous Huxley

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No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
Fiction
Mario Vargas Llosa

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Novels are longer than life.
Fiction
Natalie Clifford Barney

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Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.
Fiction
Italo Calvino

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Romances I never read like those I have seen.
Fiction
Lord Byron

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The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
Fiction
Oscar Wilde

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The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
Fiction
Robert Coover

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The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
Fiction
Henry James

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The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
Fiction
Andre Maurois

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The time-honored bread-sauce of the happy ending.
Fiction
Henry James

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There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
Fiction
E. L. Doctorow

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Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.
Fiction
Gore Vidal

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun