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#1. is actually about fiction not dreading goo. But I have a profile there, anyway... - Author: Michael A. Arnzen
Fiction quotes by Michael A. Arnzen
#2. When I was younger, when I was at school, I did read a lot of fiction. I think as you get older perhaps you're interested in essays and biographies and things like that. I think it's just important to just read as much as you can. - Author: Ronald Frame
Fiction quotes by Ronald Frame
#3. A twisted, pale figure writhing in agony, chest bare and hideous. Tight, rigid cords of sickly green veins webbed across the boy's body and limbs, like ropes under his skin. Purplish bruises covered the kid, red hives, bloody scratches. His bloodshot eyes bulged, darting back and forth. - Author: James Dashner
Fiction quotes by James Dashner
#4. The highest form of morality is not to feel at home in ones own home. Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed too immutable. I told my students I wanted them in their readings to consider in what ways these works unsettled them, made them a little uneasy, made them look around and consider the world, like Alice in Wonderland, through different eyes. - Author: Azar Nafisi
Fiction quotes by Azar Nafisi
#5. I teach a non-fiction writing class at New York University, and one of my great pleasures is deciding on the syllabus. - Author: Susan Orlean
Fiction quotes by Susan Orlean
#6. Do as you would be done by - Author: Jennifer Dance
Fiction quotes by Jennifer Dance
#7. I didn't want to rush into things, or move ahead when we were both drunk on the essence of such a highly exotic moment. - Author: Sana Khatri
Fiction quotes by Sana Khatri
#8. There's nothing to be scared of, right Akhol?"
He said nothing as he stepped toward the rushing water that rolled around a big rock and was swallowed whole by impenetrable darkness.
"Right?" Andrew repeated, his voice swallowed by the sound of rushing water.
Akhol didn't respond again. He tapped a foot above the water before he stepped in and disappeared beneath the surface in one fluid motion. - Author: Laura Kreitzer
Fiction quotes by Laura Kreitzer
#9. Oh, oh. My heart starts that quivering, fluttering thing it does whenever he hints at his desire for me. Lacing his fingers through mine, he moves to close the gap between us. I know he's only holding my hand, but it's the manner in which his fingers curl around mine, and the way his eyes bore into me that makes it seem much more intimate. - Author: Siobhan Davis
Fiction quotes by Siobhan Davis
#10. Life is like a thunderstorm, Sunny. You will lay in happiness one second, be torn asunder the next. What makes you who are is what you do when that thunderstorm arrives. You must gaze into that thunderstorm and stand up to it no matter where it takes you.
For they will see you as I see you, a hero. - Author: Laura-Louise Slattery
Fiction quotes by Laura-Louise Slattery
#11. The idea of love horrified me, and I knew I couldn't have it, so I didn't want it. - Author: H.A. Lamb
Fiction quotes by H.A. Lamb
#12. If you act for self-gain then no good can come of it. If you act selflessly, then you act well for all and you must not be afraid. - Author: Rand Miller
Fiction quotes by Rand Miller
#13. At times Valentine wasn't sure whether he kept Matthews about because of his supreme unctuousness or because he had half a suspicion the valet was trying to kill him. - Author: Suzanne Enoch
Fiction quotes by Suzanne Enoch
#14. The wages Haiti requires by law belong in the department of science fiction: actual wages on coffee plantations vary from $.07 to $.15 a day - Author: Eduardo Galeano
Fiction quotes by Eduardo Galeano
#15. The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, 'You can write about anything you can imagine.' - Author: Tom Robbins
Fiction quotes by Tom Robbins
#16. I don't really believe that documentary is objective reality and fiction is all illusion. - Author: Mike Mills
Fiction quotes by Mike Mills
#17. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not trying to dissect your self-worth to others or even yourself."
~Love is respect ♥~ - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
Fiction quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#18. I love stories, but writing fiction is another craft and I don't feel as if I have it. - Author: Joan Larkin
Fiction quotes by Joan Larkin
#19. There is a paradox in fiction that was first noticed by Aristotle in the Poetics. We are drawn to fiction because fiction gives us pleasure. But most of what is actually in fiction is deeply unpleasant: threat, death, despair, anxiety, Sturm und Drang. - Author: Jonathan Gottschall
Fiction quotes by Jonathan Gottschall
#20. Fictional stories were written so that they seemed real, kind of like a well-executed lie. Fiction creates an unreal world that's better than the real one. - Author: Hiroshi Ishizaki
Fiction quotes by Hiroshi Ishizaki
#21. There's a perilous word fiction writers need to watch out for. The word is 'had.' - Author: James Scott Bell
Fiction quotes by James Scott Bell
#22. We were supposed to survive together. We were supposed to leave and live and grow old together. But instead, his death is a sacrifice for my life, a life I no longer want. - Author: Halo Scot
Fiction quotes by Halo Scot
#23. For once, I'd love if someone reacted unpredictably to death. Chant or somersault or fucking yodel to show me you have a mind of your own. - Author: Halo Scot
Fiction quotes by Halo Scot
#24. No status change, we hold our fire. - Author: Just Josh
Fiction quotes by Just Josh
#25. Facts of the mind made manifest in a fiction of matter,' as my friend the late Maya Deren once phrased the mystery. - Author: Joseph Campbell
Fiction quotes by Joseph Campbell
#26. Perhaps you have visited my grave and flowers left, but did you hear me cry out to you! - Author: Nancy B. Brewer
Fiction quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#27. Humans need each other for equilibrium and support. But writers must pull aside to take a quiet walk alone, not just for the sake of serenity but to hear the Voice inside. That is how the storyteller connects with with others--listen, write, share. - Author: Patricia Hickman
Fiction quotes by Patricia Hickman
#28. Other animals are exceptionally good at identifying and reacting to predators, rivals and friends. They never act as if they believe that rivers or trees are inhabited by spirits who are watching. In all these ways, other animals continually demonstrate their working knowledge that they live in a world brimming with other minds as well as their knowledge of those minds' boundaries. their understanding seems more acute, pragmatic, and frankly, better than ours at distinguishing real from fake. So, I wonder, do humans really have a better developed Theory of Mind than other animals? ...Children talk to dolls for years, half believing or firmly believing that the doll hears and feels and is a worthy confidante. Many adults pray to statues, fervently believing that they're listening. ...All of this indicates a common human inability to distinguish conscious minds from inanimate objects, and evidence from nonsense. Children often talk to a fully imaginary friends whom they believe listens and has thoughts. Monotheism might be the adult version. ...In the world's most technologically advanced, most informed societies, a majority people take it for granted that disembodied spirits are watching, judging, and acting on them. Most leaders of modern nations trust that a Sky-God can be asked to protect their nation during disasters and conflicts with other nations. All of this is theory of mind gone wild, like an unguided fire hose spraying the whole universe with presumed consciousness. - Author: Carl Safina
Fiction quotes by Carl Safina
#29. Unfortunately, the story wasn't a novel, and it wasn't fiction. - Author: Aleatha Romig
Fiction quotes by Aleatha Romig
#30. Raindrops are nothing more than a lullaby for the restless soul. - Author: Erin Forbes
Fiction quotes by Erin Forbes
#31. I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction in terms of superiority or inferiority. - Author: Peter Matthiessen
Fiction quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#32. Junk?" Lina repeated, incredulous. Oh, she wasn't about to let that pass. - Author: Jaleigh Johnson
Fiction quotes by Jaleigh Johnson
#33. Isn't it amazing?" I asked. "How the ocean bows to the moon."
"Some people believe that it is the lure of the moon that compels the ocean's waves to swell. I believe that it's the ocean's dance that entices the moon's rays to shine upon it, - Author: Nicole Gulla
Fiction quotes by Nicole Gulla
#34. I started out in graduate school to be a fiction writer. I thought I wanted to write short stories. I started writing poems at that point only because a friend of mine dared me to write a poem. And I took the dare because I was convinced that I couldn't write a good poem ... And then it actually wasn't so bad. - Author: Natasha Trethewey
Fiction quotes by Natasha Trethewey
#35. I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled "science fiction" ... and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Fiction quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#36. I have a story to tell. It is a tale for those who can still see, can still question.

A story of where you are and how you got here. A tale foretold by your poets and prophets through the ages. Read their words, their thoughts, so that you may understand. - Author: W.H. Wisecarver
Fiction quotes by W.H. Wisecarver
#37. If I'm desperate, I'll read anything. But even when I can be choosy, I still have no hard-and-fast rules. I have rules about what I won't read, rather than what I will. No science fiction, no romance, no chick lit. Although even these rules can be broken. - Author: Sonya Hartnett
Fiction quotes by Sonya Hartnett
#38. If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want. - Author: Frederik Pohl
Fiction quotes by Frederik Pohl
#39. Ty is green but never with envy. Best of all, he's usually available to help move a heavy piece of furniture. - Author: John Hopkins
Fiction quotes by John Hopkins
#40. Every answer can be followed by another question. - Author: Thomas Lloyd Qualls
Fiction quotes by Thomas Lloyd Qualls
#41. Time seemed to drag with dreamlike slowness, like a knife through cold honey, and the room took on a surreal golden sheen as if I was looking through that same jar of honey. Maybe at that moment, the sun shone just right though the grimy windows, but the woman, the shelves, the jars, everything in the room appeared in tones of gold and sepia, except for the painting behind the counter. From behind the shopkeeper's head, a fluorescent Mary and Jesus glared at me, their cartoon-like faces reproaching me for being there. - Author: Sara Stark
Fiction quotes by Sara Stark
#42. I send all my short fiction to 'Ontario Review' because Joyce Carol Oates is associate editor there, and I think she's fantastic. - Author: Janet Fitch
Fiction quotes by Janet Fitch
#43. Fairy tales only happen in movies.
-George Melies
from The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Author: Brian Selznick
Fiction quotes by Brian Selznick
#44. Starting on February 1, 2010, and running through until May 30, I will be Toronto Public Library's Writer in Residence, working out of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculation at the Lillian H. Smith branch at College and Spadina. - Author: Karl Schroeder
Fiction quotes by Karl Schroeder
#45. You should have more faith in fiction. It lets you come sideways at the truth, which is the only way anyone ever gets near it. - Author: Dean Koontz
Fiction quotes by Dean Koontz
#46. The interrogation has succeeded; I am now an enemy of the state. ... I have become a violent act of reality inflicted upon the fiction of which we are both citizens. I want him to know that I understand this, that every thump of his truncheon hardens my resolve, that he has my permission. - Author: Anthony Marra
Fiction quotes by Anthony Marra
#47. Trust becomes the only road home, back to love. - Author: Geoffrey Wood
Fiction quotes by Geoffrey Wood
#48. I transform fiction into memory. - Author: Miguel Syjuco
Fiction quotes by Miguel Syjuco
#49. Another oral exam, huh?' Peter said.
'Shut up, Peter,' said Valentine.
'You should relax and enjoy it,' said Peter. 'It could be worse.'
'I don't know how.'
'It could be an anal exam. - Author: Orson Scott Card
Fiction quotes by Orson Scott Card
#50. She was a great and insatiable reader, surprisingly well acquainted with the classics of literature, and unexpectedly lavish in the purchase of books. Her neighbours never forgot to mention, in describing her, the awe-inspiring fact that she 'took in the English Times and the Saturday Review, and read every word of them,' but it was hinted that the bookshelves that her own capable hands had put up in her bedroom held a large proportion of works of fiction of a startlingly advanced kind, 'and,' it was generally added in tones of mystery, 'many of them French. - Author: Edith Somerville
Fiction quotes by Edith Somerville
#51. I think there may be more truth in fiction than in real life. Or at least truth condensed so that it's more easily understood. - Author: Dean Koontz
Fiction quotes by Dean Koontz
#52. I waited for her to nod before pacing while I bit my lip. That hurt, so I switched to biting my finger nail. - Author: K.F. Breene
Fiction quotes by K.F. Breene
#53. Mending a broken heart isn't easy. It's messy and complicated, but when it's finished, it's stronger than ever. - Author: Megan Duke
Fiction quotes by Megan Duke
#54. The revised edition of my book "A Woman Of Courage" is now available . - Author: Eshelle Butler
Fiction quotes by Eshelle Butler
#55. I really need to remember to block my thoughts."
"Oh, come on," he pulled me closer towards him. "Why are you so scared?"
"Because the second that I let this conversation happen, I'll be letting my walls down. No matter what answer you give me, you'll have some sort of power over me, and I don't want that." I pushed past him, plopping down on the bed, not bothering to remove my boots.
I could feel the mattress sink beside me. Ian ran his fingers through my hair. "Come here," he spoke softly. "Please." I pushed myself into a sitting position, and moved closer to him, leaning my head on Ian's shoulder. "I like this, a lot. It feels nice." Ian lifted my chin so that I was forced to look directly at him, and then he leaned in to kiss me. - Author: Nicole Sobon
Fiction quotes by Nicole Sobon
#56. I think the one thing that's changed over time is that I've come to realise, as a fiction writer, the fact that I don't think it will work out, doesn't mean that it actually won't. - Author: Jennifer Egan
Fiction quotes by Jennifer Egan
#57. You have to make a choice to either let the questions that are haunting you make you a better person or haunt you for the rest of your life. If you chose to let them haunt you, then guess what? It's not going to change the situation because you still won't have the answers to those questions. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
Fiction quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#58. Space is infinite. To the mind that means freedom, liberation.' So wrote Arisko, our greatest turkle philosopher, in his most famous work, 'Thoughts In A Bathtub'," said Dottia, dreamily, in an inspired state. - Author: Philip Dodd
Fiction quotes by Philip Dodd
#59. I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories. - Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Fiction quotes by Kevin J. Anderson
#60. Every damn one of us has faults. I feel like I was dealt an especially crummy hand."

"It got ugly. I became a man possessed by inner demons that could not be caged. I was desperate for answers that were never forthcoming. Jen avoided me like the plague. She was ever fearful of the questions that I refused to voice. All of my answers poured forth deliciously from the bottle. - Author: Virginia Aird
Fiction quotes by Virginia Aird
#61. Isn't it funny how trusting husbands are? How easily they eat the food put in front of them by their wives, without ever wondering if there might be something wrong with it.

You could mix anything in it, and they would never know. - Author: Sudha Kuruganti
Fiction quotes by Sudha Kuruganti
#62. «"I meant, tell me all about this steampunk thing!" Gavin broke in. "How does that concept work out for you people, here in Brazil?"
"You don't know about steampunk?" shouted Xavier, dubiously.
"Well, I don't read many novels! Because I'm kinda fully-booked already! But, obviously, you're a science fiction writer at a Futurist conference! And I can see that you're all dressed up like some fancy guy from the past, from the 19th century! So what gives with that? What is all that about?"» - Author: Bruce Sterling
Fiction quotes by Bruce Sterling
#63. Not everyone is meant to be a writer," Shyla said. "I do believe, however, that everyone has a story within them to be written. - Author: Barbara Casey
Fiction quotes by Barbara Casey
#64. To Jana's mind everybody seemed happy to see BAbichka and resisted returning her, like a misplaced package sent to the wrong address. It was as if the recipient opened it up, knowing it should be returned, but wondering who long they could legitimately keep it before being changed with theft. - Author: F.C. Malby
Fiction quotes by F.C. Malby
#65. There's an imperative to make sure you distinguish fiction from the fact, because if the fact is doing the work, why did you do fiction? And once you raise the question of why - why do fiction? - then you have to answer it in your text as a kind of enactment of the answer. - Author: Fred D'Aguiar
Fiction quotes by Fred D'Aguiar
#66. Humans were still not only the cheapest robots around, but also, for many tasks, the only robots that could do the job. They were self-reproducing robots too. They showed up and worked generation after generation; give them 3000 calories a day and a few amenities, a little time off, and a strong jolt of fear, and you could work them at almost anything. Give them some ameliorative drugs and you had a working class, reified and coglike. - Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Fiction quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#67. Just because some dreams never see light that doesn't make us nonbelievers, they are wings to our sky and fiction makes us dream. I know the truth is fatal, especially for the stubborn's but trust me the illusion is worse. - Author: Parul Wadhwa
Fiction quotes by Parul Wadhwa
#68. It's certainly possible to write fiction that isn't trivial and isn't what people would call political, but it is very hard to figure out how, because our ordinary lives have such a strong tincture now of the whole world. - Author: Deborah Eisenberg
Fiction quotes by Deborah Eisenberg
#69. History is the recital of facts represented as true. Fable, on the other hand, is the recital of facts represented as fiction. - Author: Voltaire
Fiction quotes by Voltaire
#70. I didn't blame Wes. I actually didn't blame anybody except myself. Really, what did I have in my life that was so bad it raced under my skin until I couldn't stand it anymore and I had to give it a place to come out? I didn't know. At moments like this, when my flesh cried out for relief, I didn't have to know. I just needed to make it stop. I lifted the pleated bed skirt and pulled out the wooden box. Inside, the instruments were lines up on a folded snowy white pillowcase, still sterile and gleaming from Eater night. - Author: Nancy Rue
Fiction quotes by Nancy Rue
#71. The universe is not a world of separate things and events but is a cosmos that is connected and coherent. The physical world and spiritual experience are both aspects of the same reality and man and the universe were one - Author: Alexis Karpouzos
Fiction quotes by Alexis Karpouzos
#72. I don't think there's anything sweeter on God's green earth than scaring the living shit out of people. - Author: Stephen King
Fiction quotes by Stephen King
#73. Believe in your dreams for that is what makes you magical. - Author: Deborah Sue Crews
Fiction quotes by Deborah Sue Crews
#74. If you're going to make a science fiction movie, then have a hover craft chase, for God's sake. - Author: Joss Whedon
Fiction quotes by Joss Whedon
#75. I was an utterance in absentia. I was a forgotten word, uttered and mislaid long ago. I was the word that existed because there was another word that was my opposite, and without it I was nothing. I gained meaning only by acknowledging that possible other.
Nida - Author: Faiqa Mansab
Fiction quotes by Faiqa Mansab
#76. Although this man spoke pure fluent ghetto, she liked his spirit. She could tell he was attracted to her, and that he was being ever careful with his words. - Author: Brandi L. Bates
Fiction quotes by Brandi L. Bates
#77. In other news, It's seven sols till the harvest, and I still haven't prepared. For starters, I need to make a hoe. Also, I need to make an outdoor shed for the potatoes. I can't just pile them up outside. The next major storm would cause The Great Martian Potato Migration. - Author: Andy Weir
Fiction quotes by Andy Weir
#78. Thank your readers and the critics who praise you, and then ignore them. Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: Write to please yourself. - Author: Harlan Ellison
Fiction quotes by Harlan Ellison
#79. Any fiction writer who has never had his work misunderstood couldn't have written a lot. Somehow along the way you are going to run into people who will take a knowledgeable look at a character in your story and thereafter become able to make that fictional person, you. The story of that character becomes your life; the attitudes and proclivities become your character, and soon your real self is fighting for assertion. Don't take it personal though. The truth is that most people don't know how to read fiction. Most people just don't have the imagination to understand that fiction exists. They are the realists of our world. They are the people who provide that important measure of sanity to counterweight the controlled insanity of creative people. They are the ones who keep this world from toppling over. Learn to love them. - Author: Rotimi Ogunjobi
Fiction quotes by Rotimi Ogunjobi
#80. Writing is such a solitary thing, so it's nice, when I'm discouraged, to see people still have such faith in fiction. - Author: Robert Boswell
Fiction quotes by Robert Boswell
#81. All writers have roots they draw from - travel, work, family. My roots are in science and it is fertile ground for fiction. - Author: Alan Lightman
Fiction quotes by Alan Lightman
#82. The most profound questions are best explored through fiction. - Author: Paul Kieniewicz
Fiction quotes by Paul Kieniewicz
#83. Well, here we are.
Sometimes a statement of the bloody obvious was the only appropriate way forward. As if to give life ceremonious permission to proceed. - Author: Michel Faber
Fiction quotes by Michel Faber
#84. Good fantasy fiction: ... explores real human conditions through fantastic metaphors which universalize the characters' individual experiences to speak personally to us all. - Author: Laura Resnick
Fiction quotes by Laura Resnick
#85. We have always been herbalists and healers, Trad... - Author: Trevor Alan Foris
Fiction quotes by Trevor Alan Foris
#86. Science fiction is fantasy with bolts painted on outside. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Fiction quotes by Terry Pratchett
#87. You may not know this, but talking about mathematics eliminates any possibility of being kissed in the first place. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
Fiction quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#88. I always wondered if I was ever going to be somebody's hero. I realized - I am my own hero. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
Fiction quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#89. It's not just the books Alba craves, it's standing inside a place that houses millions of them. Libraries are Alba's churches, and the university library, containing one edition of every book ever published in England, is her cathedral. - Author: Menna Van Praag
Fiction quotes by Menna Van Praag
#90. She gently bit his bottom lip, his ear. Worked her way down his body until she reached the inside of his thigh, then bit hard, breaking the skin, drawing blood. "My mark," she said, looking up at him. "Now you'll go back to your wife with my mark. - Author: Dominique Wilson
Fiction quotes by Dominique Wilson
#91. A quick enlightenment tends to do more harm than good. Wise may easily become unwise. - Author: Iva Kenaz
Fiction quotes by Iva Kenaz
#92. For me it's a remarkable thing that there is a prize celebrating and honouring and making for a brief moment short fiction the centre of the literary universe. - Author: Junot Diaz
Fiction quotes by Junot Diaz
#93. After my husband died, I could not write much - I could not concentrate. I was too exhausted most of the time even to contemplate writing. But I did take notes - not for fiction, but for a journal, or diary, of this terrible time. I did not think that I would ever survive this interlude. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#94. I am somebody. I used to think I was invisible because nobody noticed me, but I set fire to my fear. I am free. I am here, and if it's going to be me against the world, then I am ready. After all the shit I've been through, I can handle anything that comes my way. I am not going to ever let anyone make me feel less than a human being - because I matter. - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
Fiction quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#95. Successful fiction does not need to be validated by 'real life'; I cringe whenever a writer is asked how much of a novel is 'real'. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fiction quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#96. FICTION is a series of unintended coincidence,confabulation,and quasi-lucid lying made plausible enough for an author and a reader to cohabitate for a secret, brief and sinful affair. Nothing is real.Except imagination~with a pinch of perception, and a dash of collusion used as the Clabber.
Be So Advised. - Author: J.D. Brayton
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#97. We draw our lines around these moments of pain, and remain upon our islands, and they cannot hurt us. They are covered with a smooth, safe, nacreous layer to let them slip, pearl-like, from our souls without real pain. Fiction - Author: Neil Gaiman
Fiction quotes by Neil Gaiman
#98. A very important function of intelligence is the ability to premeditate. ~ Aarush Kashyap - Author: Kirtida Gautam
Fiction quotes by Kirtida Gautam
#99. … our fates are profoundly intertwined. We have to take care of one another. - Author: Wes Moore
Fiction quotes by Wes  Moore
#100. I take a daily men's multivitamin. Why would I take vitamins for women? Because I want less of what's important, fewer nutrients and minerals? I refuse to conspire in my own oppression. - Author: Elisabeth Cohen
Fiction quotes by Elisabeth Cohen
#101. In a dispassionate comparison of the relative values of human and robotic spaceflight, the only surviving motivation for continuing human spaceflight is the ideology of adventure. But only a tiny number of Earth's six billion inhabitants are direct participants. For the rest of us, the adventure is vicarious and akin to that of watching a science fiction movie. At the end of the day, I ask myself whether the huge national commitment of technical talent to human spaceflight and the ever-present potential for the loss of precious human life are really justifiable. - Author: James Van Allen
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#102. The cell wanted to overthrow the government and to do that, they were hurting their own people. Draden had never seen the logic in that, how could they convince themselves that what they were doing was justified because they believed in the endgame. - Author: Christine Feehan
Fiction quotes by Christine Feehan
#103. Your mind is your bitch," he says. "The truth is you can teach it to do anything. You have to program your brain to your commands, not other people's. - Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
Fiction quotes by Cyma Rizwaan Khan
#104. Allegedly, allegedly I say, the R.G.A. were extremely miffed of portrait painted of their monarch, King Tingaling XX, by Master. Portrait apparently, as it's yet t'be unveiled, depicts King Tingaling XX in rather compromisin' position with a pineapple, a wad of cash and his favourite pig, Buttercup. - Author: Elias Zapple
Fiction quotes by Elias Zapple
#105. I bet you both are familiar with the purpose of a blast door and what it does to laser rounds? If I fire a laser round in here on an angle and then close this door that sucker is going to bounce around in there with you. Might even go through you a few times, make some holes. It's called fire-boarding by pirates and slavers, they use it to torture their victims. Sometimes they actually bet on how long a man will survive. I heard rumor the longest was about a day and a half for one fellow before the round finally ripped through his heart and finished him off. The cold helps keep the blood thick so you don't bleed out as fast. I'm willing to bet if I adjust this blaster a bit I can get it so you live longer than that. Nice radiation burns, loss of a few appendages, and who knows? Maybe you'll get a lucky bounce that will hit you in the heart or the head or maybe you'll just be praying that that next bounce is the one that will end it all. So who wants to avoid all that unpleasantness and tell me where my Sergeant is being taken?" - Reilly Campbell - Author: J.J. Snow
Fiction quotes by J.J. Snow
#106. My father used to say that all protagonists were versions of the author who wrote them - even if it meant the author had to acknowledge a side of himself that he did not know existed. It just required courage. - Author: Catherine Lowell
Fiction quotes by Catherine Lowell
#107. His fear-inflamed mind sent the control-signal to his finger-joint to fold back. The trigger sliced back. The blast seemed to lift the booth clear off the floor, drop it down again. A pin-wheel of vacancy appeared in the glass, flinging off shards and slivers. - Author: Cornell Woolrich
Fiction quotes by Cornell Woolrich
#108. It's not the answer you wanted to hear," Pha said.
"It's the truth," Katrina said stepping onto the walk leading to the back door. "The truth's better than hearing nothing. - Author: Andrea Luhman
Fiction quotes by Andrea Luhman
#109. Fantastic accomplishments seem like something unattainable and everyone doing the extraordinary seems to be unlike you until YOU do something amazing. Then you realize those talented, heroic leaders are not different from you in any important way." Clara Branon, Ph.D., "This Is/Is Not the Way I Thought Things Would Change," Volume III, "The Spanners Series - Author: Sally Ember
Fiction quotes by Sally Ember
#110. Boson forces don't exist in Quantum space. The Light of the World is only found this side of the Timewall. - Author: Kyle Keyes
Fiction quotes by Kyle Keyes
#111. I'd never beat you black and blue. I aim for pink.
Christian Grey - Author: E.L. James
Fiction quotes by E.L. James
#112. In an essay, you have the outcome in your pocket before you set out on your journey, and very rarely do you make an intellectual or psychological discovery. But when you write fiction, you don't know where you are going - sometimes down to the last paragraph - and that is the pleasure of it. - Author: Cynthia Ozick
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#113. This is what is so rarely said about unlikable women in fiction – that they aren't pretending, that they won't or can't pretend to be someone they are not. They have neither the energy for it nor the desire. - Author: Roxane Gay
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#114. The NRA is an outdated special interest group. The Association's membership does not have the best interests of our students or the safety of our schools in mind. Its' influence must be diminished and ultimately destroyed. The NRA has our fallen friends' blood on its hands. - Author: Mark M. Bello
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#115. The "I" is a grammatical fiction (Nietzsche). There are bundles of impressions but no underlying self (Hume). There is no survival because there is no person (Buddha, Parfit). - Author: Max More
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#116. Of course, the fact that Dostoevsky can tell a juicy story isn't enough to make him great. If it were, Judith Krantz and John Grisham would be great fiction writers, and by any but the most commercial standards they're not even very good. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#117. Go and you will see that nothing is as wonderful as our dreams can make it - Author: Carolyn Turgeon
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#118. Too long, much too long. - Author: Jessica Verday
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#119. It's just what you're stuck with, the lousy furniture you can't change. The educated me knows hell's nothing, a fiction I happened to inherit. The other me knows I'm going there. There must be a dozen mes these days, taking turns looking the other way."
"It's the postmodern solution," I said. "Controlled multiple personality disorder. Pick a fiction and allocate it an aspect of yourself. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#120. And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction. - Author: Justin Cronin
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#121. As the tension between the Protestants and the Church of Rome intensified, so did the desire for a third way among dissenting groups. Soon a new group emerged, though in some senses it was also an old group - one that felt it could trace its origins all the way back to the New Testament. Known collectively as the Radical Reformation, these persecuted groups often advocated a nonviolent ethic, the separation of church and state, and a desire for both personal and corporate holiness. The ideas of these radicals spread through Europe, and over the years the Amish, Mennonites and Anabaptists, and to a lesser degree the Covenanters and Quakers, emerged or were influenced by this movement. - Author: David Holdsworth
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#122. A whore is a whore is a whore.
Except when he's something else completely.
From the writings of King Helios Dayspring, High Priest of the Temple of the Sun - Author: Belinda McBride
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#123. Sooner or later, they'll realize that having one spider in the house kills a lot of the lesser insects. - Author: Drew Hayes
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#124. If he looks at me like that again Dottie will need a bucket and mop to get me back to my room. - Author: Gwenn Wright
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#125. Everybody stood dead still. It was as if now that we were about to get out of the Tower for the first time since the flood, we were scared, like we were crossing some line that we wouldn't be able to uncross.
Greenleigh - Author: B.E. Scully
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#126. If I might offer any apology for so exaggerated a fiction as the Barnacles and the Circumlocution Office, I would seek it in the common experience of an Englishman, without presuming to mention the unimportant fact of my having done that violence to good manners, in the days of a Russian war, and of a Court of Inquiry at Chelsea. If I might make so bold as to defend that extravagant conception, Mr Merdle, I would hint that it originated after the Railroad-share epoch, in the times of a certain Irish bank, and of one or two other equally laudable enterprises. If I were to plead anything in mitigation of the preposterous fancy that a bad design will sometimes claim to be a good and an expressly religious design, it would be the curious coincidence that it has been brought to its climax in these pages, in the days of the public examination of late Directors of a Royal British Bank. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#127. He may be stronger, but I'm not defenseless. He knows that, of coarse. That's why he's here. He wants me for what I can do after all. - Author: Sophie Jordan
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#128. Darona's face bore the pinched, taut look and shadowed eyes of someone constantly in pain, but the lack of lines suggested she was younger than Jesral had first thought; middle-aged, fifty at the very most.
'You make an uncommonly fine looking noblewoman, for a Mhrydaineg commoner.'
'Thank you.' Jesral was careful to keep all tone out of her voice. Darona gave her a shrewd stare, then a slight smile.
'Self-control. Good. You must ignore me when I offend you unintentionally. They say that pain can make one waspish, but my brothers and son tell me there's been no change in my manner. I was acid-tongued long before this set in,' she held up a knotted hand, 'and taking devil's claw root has no effect on that. Rest assured, young woman, when I intend offence people are in no doubt about it. - Author: Helen Bell
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#129. God always threw the life preserver that messed-up, selfish humans desperately needed, right when they needed it...Right at the point of breaking, when they'd actually grab on. - Author: Ronie Kendig
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#130. Someone once asked me what I thought horror fiction did. What its purpose was . . . I replied that when I wrote horror fiction, I tried to take the improbable, the unimaginable, and the impossible, and make it seem not only possible--but inevitable. - Author: Michael McDowell
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#131. Who reads short stories? one is asked, and I like to think that they are read by men and women in the dentist's office, waiting to be called to the chair; they are read on transcontinental plane trips instead of watching banal and vulgar films spin out the time between our coasts; they are read by discerning and well-informed men and women who seem to feel that narrative fiction can contribute to our understanding of one another and the sometimes bewildering world around us. - Author: John Cheever
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#132. Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. - Author: Eudora Welty
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#133. This was because all the bosses were then faced with an enormous problem.In fact, it was a problem that had occurred in previous years & had remained unsolved.And now they were faced with it again.
This problem was created by their Overseas Asian principals.They had been asking, unabashedly, for virgins on their annual visits & each time they came, Bacchus had supplied them with prostitutes.[MMT] - Author: Nicholas Chong
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#134. I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff. - Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
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#135. When sober, which he hadn't been for well over a week, Burt thought about Double B, and what it might be like to be a real father, to wake up with him in the morning, to watch him grow, to get to know the little soul."
Book 2 "Having it - Author: Jamie Scallion
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#136. For my own purpose, I defined the art of fiction as experience illuminated. - Author: Ellen Glasgow
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#137. A five-week sand blizzard?" said Deep Thought haughtily. "You ask this of me who have contemplated the very vectors of the atoms in the Big Bang itself? Molest me not with this pocket calculator stuff. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#138. I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#139. For me, two of my favourite science fiction films are Blade Runner, which is fantastic, and Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys. Both of those were smart science fiction films hitting more of a medium budget, and I desperately hope there is an audience for that kind of film because I would love that to be my next film, on that kind of scale. - Author: Duncan Jones
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#140. I've seen a disobedient client simply turn his attention toward The Adversary and ask "Are You still there?" and suddenly all was made well between them. - Author: Geoffrey Wood
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#141. He spun round under her grip. She smelled so good, her touch so soft as she unhooked the buttons on his tunic. Pushing the shirt apart she frowned, her hands running over the thin scars through his tattoos. 'And you belong to him, too. - Author: Jessica O'Toole
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#142. I calculated how easy it would be to pull a chair next to the windowsill, climb up, and simply allow my body to fall four stories to the street. Then an inner voice broke in, There's got to be something more. Go find it. - Author: Debra Moffitt
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#143. Forget what Queen Manevola wants" said a voice above her sounding deep and grotesque. "I won't be wasting this one when her blood smells so good!"

"Jacobse! Wait!"

Suddenly, loud and obliterating gunshots encircled the room and shattered the windows. The vampires hissed.

"Vampires. Your rebellion against the Time Queen, her highness Justina Reina, will not go unpunished."

A cacophony of firing followed. - Author: Bellatuscana
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#144. I'm not frightened by the advent of intelligent machines. It's the sarcastic ones that worry me. - Author: Quentin R. Bufogle
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#145. The child came to a stop beside her mother and stared up at her face as if she had never seen it before. It was the face of the new misery she felt, but on her mother it looked old and it looked as if it might have belonged to anybody, a Negro or a European or to Powell himself. The child turned her head quickly, and past the Negroe's ambling figures she could see the column of smoke rising and widening unchecked inside the granite line of trees. She stood taut, listening, and could just catch in the distance a few wild high shrieks of joy as if the prophets were dancing in the fiery furnace, in the circle the angel had cleared for them. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#146. It used to be that the longest unprotected border in the world was that between the United States and Canada. Today it's the one between fact and fiction. If the two cozy up any closer together The National Enquirer will be out of business. - Author: Stacy Schiff
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#147. It isn't a perfect place. There are no perfect places. But nobody cares about perfection when there are sand castles to build and kites to chase, children that are being born, old hearts that are giving in. - Author: Lauren DeStefano
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#148. Science fiction is a dialogue, a tennis match, in which the Idea is volleyed from one side of the net to the other. Ridiculous to say that someone 'stole' an idea: no, no, a thousand times no. The point is the volley, and how it's carried, and what statement is made by the answering 'statement.' In other words - if Burroughs initiates a time-gate and says it works randomly, and then Norton has time gates confounded with the Perilous Seat, the Siege Perilous of the Round Table, and locates it in a bar on a rainy night - do you see both the humor and the volley in the tennis match? - Author: C.J. Cherryh
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#149. Tell me your Dreams and I'll write you a Fantasy. Tell me your Fantasies and I'll paint you a Dream for the minds eye you can get lost in! - Author: George H. W. Bush
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#150. It was dark, so I couldn't make out much of her face, but she had brilliant red hair, like honey and roses and the sun altogether. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#151. When I was 14, I thought, 'How wonderful to be a science fiction writer. I'd like to do that.' I have never lost touch with that ambitious 14-year-old, and I can't help chuckling and thinking, 'You did it, and you did it right.' - Author: Robert Silverberg
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#152. At some point you have to choose between life and fiction." The Words - Author: The Words
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#153. They do not call him the terror of husbands and lovers for no reason ... - Author: Andrea Zuvich
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#154. I suspect that every teacher hears the same complaints, but that, being seldom a practicing author, he tends to dismiss them as out of his field, or to see in them evidence that the troubled student has not the true vocation. Yet it is these very pupils who are most obviously gifted who suffer from these disabilities, and the more sensitively organized they are the higher the hazard seems to them. Your embryo journalist or hack writer seldom asks for help of any sort; he is off after agents and editors while his more serious brother-in-arms is suffering the torments of the damned because of his insufficiencies. Yet instruction in writing is oftenest aimed at the oblivious tradesman of fiction, and the troubles of the artist are dismissed or overlooked. - Author: Dorothea Brande
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#155. Fiction always surpasses reality but reality is always richer than fiction. - Author: Javier Cercas
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#156. I was always fascinated by science-fiction shows, shows like 'Star Trek' and 'Lost in Space.' - Author: Michael P. Anderson
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#157. It's safer to use fiction, which will not be taken for literal truth, but which, like Jesus' stories, can tell the truth indirectly yetpowerfully. - Author: Wayne Martindale
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#158. Pain is an old friend who left briefly and has now returned. Starvation without sustenance, I had grown acquaint. Satiety was a stranger who invaded my deepest being, and now I cannot live without. - Author: Melanie A. Gabbard
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#159. Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another; rather, it teaches us to abide with the fact that, in their own way, all things are true, and helps us, in the face of this terrifying knowledge, continually push ourselves in the direction of Open the Hell Up. - Author: George Saunders
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#160. I believe that all things happen under the watchful eye of God and the lessons we learn along the way only serve to make us stronger. - Author: Nancy B. Brewer
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#161. This is the fiction that I'm referring to as rhapsody, this stitching of mimetic representation, oneiric imagery, ludic rules, allegoric morals, satiric critique and diegetic story into complex quiltings of narrative. - Author: Hal Duncan
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#162. No," Scott's voice cracked, "Carrie look at me."
Carrie bit down on her lip and tried to focus on the healing process. The usual sensation of the energy flowing through her finger tips was a weak haze and it completely disappeared when Scott whispered, defeated, "Carrie, please. - Author: Julia Barkey
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#163. I heard from clear across the city, over the Hudson in the Jersey yards, one fierce whistle of a locomotive which took me to a train late at night hurling through the middle of the West, its iron shriek blighting the darkness. One hundred years before, some first trains had torn through the prairie and their warning had congealed the nerve. "Beware," said the sound. "Freeze in your route. Behind this machine comes a century of maniacs and a heat which looks to consume the earth." What a rustling those first animals must have known. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#164. In any case how many took the oath and are now licking the toes of the whiteman?No, you take an oath to confirm a choice already made. The decision to lay or not lay your life for the people lies in the heart. The oath is the water sprinkled on a man's head at baptism - Author: Ngugi Wa Thiongo
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#165. Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English. - Author: Camilla Lackberg
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#166. Thus and thus is the world. Seeing the depth, we shall see also the height, and praise both. - Author: Olaf Stapledon
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#167. His voice sounded like the rich taste of chocolate on your tongue. - Author: Tamera Alexander
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#168. Antonio could not stop thinking about Dean Fiero's words during his welcoming speech, "Look to your left; now to your right. One of you will not be here in 1915!" These words were used to intimidate freshman law students to draw their attention to the importance of being diligent in their forthcoming studies. They still are. - Author: Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
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#169. Chamberlain raised his saber, let loose the shout that was the greatest sound he could make, boiling the yell up from his chest: Fix bayonets! Charge! Fix bayonets! Charge! Fix bayonets! Charge! He leaped down from the boulder, still screaming, his voice beginning to to crack and give, and all around him his men were roaring animal screams, and he saw the whole Regiment rising and pouring over the wall and beginning to bound down through the dark bushes, over the dead and dying wounded, hats coming off, hair flying, mouths making sounds, one man firing as he ran, the last bullet, last round. - Author: Michael Shaara
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#170. Science fiction, as I mentioned before, writes about what is neither impossible nor possible; the fact is that, when the question of possibility comes up in science fiction, the author can only reply that nobody knows. We haven't been there yet. We haven't discovered that yet. Science fiction hasn't happened. - Author: Joanna Russ
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#171. Life is giving you another chance to plant your seeds. Take care of them by watering them, nurturing them throughout all seasons, and watch your flowers bloom."

~Love is respect ♥~ - Author: Charlena E. Jackson
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#172. I don't greatly care for passes this early in the morning. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#173. No fiction, no myths, no lies, no tangled webs - this is how Irie imagined her homeland. Because homeland is one of the magical fantasy words like unicorn and soul and infinity that have now passed into language. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#174. Aaron reached into his jacket pocket and took out his Bible, a gift from his father, Captain Benjamin K. Matthews, on the the day he had ridden off to war. Aaron opened to the Psalms, intending to read, but his eyes were heavy and closed against his will. O death, where is thy sting? Pastor Blackwell had told him that death had no power over him, but he sure felt that sting now. O grave, where is thy victory? How much longer would it be? Just four miles from home. Would Mama ever know?
Shiloh, the place of peace. Good ground to die on. Holy ground. - Author: Karl A. Bacon
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#175. I want to say that yes, it was worth it; that I could suffer through pain and torture for her and go through a lot more than what Puck and his friends are capable of, and I can do it for all of eternity; suffer, until she realizes how much I love her.
But she's gone before I can say any of it.
I wait till she's left.
And then I reach for my wallet.
Hidden inside one of the flaps is a piece of paper that barely conceals a razorblade. Its frayed edges still have my blood on them. The blood is from the previous cuts I've made and I carry it around like a trophy, like Dexter carries around his victims' blood on slides. I use that blade to give myself a cut and it starts bleeding. Right away, it feels as though the pressure that has been building inside me ever since that confrontation with Puck is lifted.
I feel free again. - Author: Kady Hunt
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#176. It seems to me that one of the things that happened with a lot of literary fiction in the 1980s and 1990s was that it became very concerned with the academy and less with how people live their lives. We got to a point where the crime novel stepped into the breach. It was also a time when the crime novel stopped being so metropolitan. - Author: Val McDermid
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#177. The transition from subject to observer was instantaneous, sensations, sights, and sounds changing from instruments of torment to a fascinating display of electronic signals. The spectra included thousands of frequencies, visual, audio and psi bands alike, each customized for a specific effect, a pseudo symphony for an audience of one. - Author: Marcha A. Fox
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#178. I took one of my hands in the other, tried to imagine what it would feel like if it was another person's hand holding mine. There have been times where I felt that I might die of loneliness. - Author: Gail Honeyman
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#179. Journalism only tells us what men are doing; it is fiction that tells us what they are thinking, and still more what they are feeling. If a new scientific theory finds the soul of a man in his dreams, at least it ought not to leave out his day-dreams. And all fiction is only a diary of day-dreams instead of days. And this profound preoccupation of men's minds with certain things always eventually has an effect even on the external expression of the age. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#180. I think, for sure, 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Pulp Fiction' were kind of bookends for - or the pillars of - my career. - Author: John Travolta
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#181. Historical fiction is not only a respectable literary form; it is a standing reminder of the fact that history is about human beings. - Author: Helen Cam
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#182. There is truth in stories," said Arthur. "There is truth in one of your paintings, boy or in a sunset or a couplet from Homer. Fiction is truth, even if it is not a fact. If you believe only in facts and forget stories, your brain will live, but your heart will die. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#183. Questions are fiction, and answers are anything from more fiction to science-fiction. - Author: Saul Steinberg
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#184. Technology has enabled government to have investigative and situational awareness on a scale and scope that were science fiction when the Stasi shut its doors. - Author: Yochai Benkler
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#185. Writing fiction, I really just sit there and it just comes. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#186. I don't know if it's good or bad, but when I first started writing I imitated the narrative thrust of a movie. And as I worked, I learned what you can do in fiction that you can't do in movies, and vice-versa. - Author: Kevin Wilson
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#187. Dare I ask Mao and his Communist Party?
I fear my throat will be cut into two pieces.
In the name of revolution, for thought crimes,
Such questions can turn me to ashes. - Author: Zoe S. Roy
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#188. Gracie leaned out the back, craning her neck as far as she could around the side, trying to catch the wind in her nose and flapping lips. She loved driving, and this car was much faster than the truck which hauled her cage. It was very green here, and the sun flashed and flickered behind the tall trees. There were a million smells along this road, both old and just born. She closed her eyes and huffed, pretending she was flying. - Author: Cole Alpaugh
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#189. A stitch in time saves uncontrollable blood loss - Author: Simon Haynes
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#190. I love doing fiction. I love doing performance films and I love doing documentaries that don't have music. I love to shoot and I love to shoot things I'm enthusiastic about. - Author: Jonathan Demme
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#191. Horeb bent over me and ran his hand down my neck, not stopping when his fingers reached my chest.
I jerked backward. "What are you doing?"
His eyes were black and intense. "A little taste before the wedding, Jayden? - Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little
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#192. You can be merry with the king, you can share a joke with him. But as Thomas More used to say, it's like sporting with a tamed lion. You tousle its mane and pull its ears, but all the time you're thinking, those claws, those claws, those claws. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#193. There is a novella inside every anus; there is a broken heart inside every mind; there is a bisected hug inside every arm; there is a pun inside every belly. "The Great American Novel," thinks the typographer, who at this point is severely constipated. He tries to squeeze out an 'o' but can't. "The Great American Navel," he says, then waits for a laugh. - Author: Jimmy Chen
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#194. You get Don King's point of view in what is almost a Shakespearean, classical technique. He comes across almost like a lovable rogue, like Iago in 'Othello' or Richard III. He's doing all these bad things, but I kind of like him. It's like 'Pulp Fiction': Everybody's a bad guy, yet you like them. - Author: Ving Rhames
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#195. My approach to 'Star Trek' was, 'I know science fiction, and I know screen writing.' That was very arrogant of me, but you really need to be a little bit arrogant to think that what you have to say is good enough to justify the expense of hundreds of thousands - now millions of dollars - to make an episode of the TV show. - Author: David Gerrold
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#196. There is a moment, in all my studying of movies and scripts, that I'd realized something elemental about human beings and why I'd been attracted to that imaginary world. Each piece of work was attempting to describe the human condition, in all its good, bad and ugly glory. At first, it'd been an extension of my own life, strangely mirrored in this world of 'fiction'. Each story wanted, no - needed - to reveal a human fragility, a human bondage which tied people to the things they did and to be the person they held in their heads. Those stories were something true and sometimes horrific but people were people and the parts didn't just tell the whole story. - Author: C.J. Roberts
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#197. Look, Charlie," said Vince leaning back in his chair. "It's real simple. We will be four people
two men and two women
I figure it's better to have two women instead of three men and one woman so she'll have someone she can confide in and all. Women need that kind of thing. Anyway, we'll be four people
equal partners. We'll be an alliance. We'll be just like family. And we'll help take care of one another. We'll have a nice home, each with our own private bedroom and bathroom, and a nice yard with flowers."
"And maybe a vegetable garden," added Charlie.
"That's it," grinned Vince. - Author: Barbara Casey
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#198. My gut feeling says he needs a second chance. Like we all do." WINTER'S PAST - Author: Mary E. Hanks
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#199. She lives on the fumes of whiskey and the iron in the blood of her prey. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#200. I enjoy writing historical fiction because it allows me to live more lives than just this one. - Author: Karen A. Chase
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