It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.
I can’t think of any one film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
Fiction has helped my journalism because it has given it literary value. Journalism has helped my fiction because it has kept me in a close relationship with reality.