fact is stranger than fiction

fact is stranger than fiction
An alliterative version of TRUTH is stranger than fiction.

1853 T. C. HALIBURTON Sam Slick’s Wise Saws 5 Facts are stranger than fiction, for things happen sometimes that never entered into the mind of man to imagine or invent.

1881 A. JESSOPP Arcady for Better or Worse iii. I have no desire to convince the world that..in this..case fact is stranger than fiction. But the following instance of Mr. Chowne’s ‘cunning’ may be verified.

1929 E. J. MILLWARD Copper Bottle 64 Facts may be stranger than fiction,..but fiction is generally truer than facts.

1980 Christian Science Monitor 30 May B3 Some of the research seems almost eerie to the outsider, covering some genuine fact-is-stranger-than-fiction ground.

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  • fact is stranger than fiction — things that occur in real life are often stranger than those that are made up …   English contemporary dictionary

  • truth is stranger than fiction — Similar to fact is stranger than fiction. 1823 BYRON Don Juan XIV. ci. Truth is always strange, Stranger than Fiction. 1863 C. READE Hard Cash II. xv. Sampson was greatly struck with the revelation: he..said truth was stranger than fiction. 1905… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Stranger than Fiction (film) — Infobox Film name = Stranger than Fiction. image size = caption = Theatrical film poster director = Marc Forster producer = Lindsay Doran writer = Zach Helm narrator = starring = Will Ferrell Maggie Gyllenhaal Dustin Hoffman Emma Thompson Queen… …   Wikipedia

  • fiction — see fact is stranger than fiction truth is stranger than fiction …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fact — see fact is stranger than fiction facts are stubborn things …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fiction — 01. This story is [fiction]. It sounds real, but it is purely from the writer s imagination. 02. She writes science [fiction] novels which are very popular worldwide. 03. His brilliant historical [fiction] has made the past come alive for… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Orange Prize for Fiction — Awarded for Best full length novel written in English by a woman of any nationality Presented by Orange Location United Kingdom First awarded 1996 …   Wikipedia

  • Non-fiction (disambiguation) — Non fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. Non fiction may also refer to: Non Fiction (song), a song by The Pillows Non Fiction (Black Sheep album) Non Fiction (Naturally 7 album) Non Fiction (Bob Bennett …   Wikipedia

  • Stranger in Paradise (short story) — Infobox Short story name = Stranger in Paradise title orig = translator = author = Isaac Asimov country = United States language = English series = genre = science fiction short story published in = Galaxy Science Fiction publisher = UPD… …   Wikipedia

  • The Stranger (novel) — The Stranger   1st US version …   Wikipedia

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