Nonfiction Related Quotes



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

Peter Morgan


“(Blank) is such a distinguished figure in nonfiction cinema. To have him coming to our festival is an incredible honor to us, and a great opportunity to the community to have such a great artist in town.”

Damon Ristau


Nonfiction filmmakers were afflicted by two problems: one technical, the other spiritual. Technically, they did not have the equipment to do the sort of work I had in mind. Spiritually, they didn't care about the work because they'd been mistrained.

Robert Drew


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

Arundhati Roy


The nonfiction novel or literary memoir as authored by women is usually given a much harder time in mainstream criticism.

Kate Zambreno


We like nonfiction, and we live in fictitious times,

Michael Moore


Prose gets divided up into fiction and nonfiction and short fiction and long fiction and autobiographical nonfiction and so on. Poetry can do any of those things except with the added definition of intensified formal pressure.

Robert Hass


I don't like to read nonfiction. To me, fact is something I can look up.

Fran Lebowitz


I used to be a freelance journalist, so I had to write fast, but I always found writing nonfiction constraining. I like the freedom of fiction, where I get to invent everything, and tidy, conclusive endings are within my control.

Michelle Gagnon


In nonfiction, you have that limitation, that constraint, of telling the truth.

Peter Matthiessen