One-Liner Wednesday

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“Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.”

Australian critic, broadcaster, and writer, Clive James

American film director Alfred Hitchcock had a very similar one-liner:

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”

I don’t know if Clive or Alfred said it first, but I think both quotes work. As writers and bloggers, do you agree?


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill. Image credit: New Internationist.

9 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday

  1. Sadje December 11, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Sure, and sometimes the exciting bits and drama are right there.

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  2. JT Twissel December 11, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    It’s true – you don’t want a movie to have dull parts but many authors have the talent to take the dull and make it entertaining. I’m thinking of Jane Austen for one.

    Liked by 1 person

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