Nonfiction Related Quotes



Movies feel like work, and reading fiction feels like work, whereas reading nonfiction feels like pleasure.

Peter Morgan


I wrote four novels, but then I realized that the world didn't need me to be a novelist, but the world could use me as a nonfiction writer.

David Quammen


The difference between fiction and nonfiction is that fiction must be absolutely believable.

Mark Twain


People like nonfiction presented to them in a certain way, so that they don't have to think about whether it's true or not. They like it to have that imprimatur of respectability, of genuineness.

Errol Morris


I feel like I'm almost ready to write fiction about the border. But even after 10 years of writing nonfiction about it, I don't think I know quite enough to do it right.

William T. Vollmann


Nonfiction, qua label, is nothing more or less than a very flexible (easily breakable) frame that allows you to pull the thing away from narrative and toward contemplation, which is all I've ever wanted.

David Shields


Nonfiction requires enormous discipline. You construct the terms of your story, and then you stick to them.

Barbara Kingsolver


There's no division on my bookshelf between fiction and nonfiction. As far as I'm concerned, fiction is about the truth.

Arundhati Roy


In Bosnian, there's no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there's no word describing that.

Aleksandar Hemon


Now that I'm taking some time off from school, I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything. It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors, directors and writers from the '40s and '50s

Fred Savage