I believe in the power of Fiction the way some people believe in the power of God.
Another one from Nancy Moore:
I believe in fiction. I believe that when it comes to understanding what life is all about, imagination trumps fact.
And yet another from Kim Stanley Robinson:
I'm mainly whatever the novel I'm working on at the time needs me to be. Chop wood, carry water—run five miles, write five pages—call it a religion! Not so much Zen Buddhist as Zen Novelist. It should be like:
Q: What's your religion?
A: The novel.