Nonfiction Related Quotes
Movies feel like work, and reading fiction feels like work, whereas reading nonfiction feels like pleasure.
“(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.”
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.
There's no division on my bookshelf between fiction and nonfiction. As far as I'm concerned, fiction is about the truth.
The nonfiction novel or literary memoir as authored by women is usually given a much harder time in mainstream criticism.
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.
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.