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Fantasy Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Fantasy.

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

 

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

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About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story.
For fantasy, none at all.
- Alan Dean Foster

When George Graham was there they complained,
harking back to better days, but I think that's a fantasy.
- Alan Hansen

I'm living out a childhood fantasy.
Our house is in a historic district of a small town
that I used to read about in storybooks.
- Patty Duke

One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales
is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner,
in this world.
That's where the old stuff came from.
- Terri Windling

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer.
Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel
and probably get it published.
- Lynn Abbey

When I started writing this, I found that I simply
couldn't take fantasy seriously,
so it became humorous, and continued from there.
- Piers Anthony

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy,
but their good taste and their scientific knowledge
of composition were enormous.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet
who warms to fantasy by a strange flame,
making an idea that inspires him the subject of his
own very different treatment?
- Franz Schubert

If I ever do anything, it actually might be some fantasy
elf thing or even some cute,
funny thing.
Just to do something a little bit out of the ordinary.
I've done my superhero gig.
- Todd McFarlane

And in fact, I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are,
and I think children use it all the time for this purpose,
is fantasy.
- Peter Shaffer

There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy
books with the main character being an old person.
- Elizabeth Moon

I think the more stressful our times get,
the more we look for fantasy escapes.
- Jeri Ryan

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight,
fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and
reality the chance to be exotic.
- Richard Eyre

It is peoples' fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary.
That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction
after death is an extraordinary fantasy.
- Brian Perkins

My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football.
I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I'm obsessed.
- John Krasinski

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind.
It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
Of course, I could be wrong.
- Terry Pratchett

I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless.
Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality
and the other half in fantasy.
- Suzanne Vega

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world
war both have their start in the heated brain.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I think one of things is that all fantasy it seems
to me works the way your brain basically works.
This is perhaps a startling concept,
but I think it's true.
- Diana Wynne Jones

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;
united with it,
she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
- Francisco de Goya

I always had a fantasy of being a chef,
because I like kitchen life.
- Geoffrey Rush

Literature for me isn't a workaday job,
but something which involves desires,
dreams and fantasy.
- Antonio Tabucchi

If the general opinion is pessimistic,
fantasy is going to hold its own.
- David Eddings

Models are there to look like mannequins,
not like real people.
Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
- Grace Jones

I did my homework and didn't go out much,
and had a very highly developed kitsch fantasy life
where I dreamed of being a dancing girl.
- Emily Mortimer

In my fantasy I was always the savior.
I would come to Peanuts land and save everybody.
Charlie Brown would fall madly in love with me.
Peppermint Patty was so jealous.
- Alicia Witt

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern.
The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy,
of being subjective.
- Manuel Puig

Creating fantasy is a very personal thing,
but you can't take the process too personally.
- Joseph Barbera

I have a better internal and intuitive understanding
of folklore and myth than science and technology,
so in that way fantasy is easier.
- Sarah Zettel

And by the way, I wanted to point out that Kindred is not science fiction.
You'll note there's no science in it.
It's a kind of grim fantasy.
- Octavia Butler

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after
a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento

I had a friend, and we always used to pretend to be twins.
We had this fantasy about going to Hollywood together.
We were about four.
- Radha Mitchell

I aim to tell the truth about any subject,
not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.
- Anita Desai

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
- Max Beerbohm

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.
Never doing it is very exciting.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
- Andy Warhol

I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'.
- Terry Goodkind

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living,
it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss

Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through
the use of fantasy and imagination...
now my new book is about what really happened to me...
not my heroines.
- Judith Krantz

Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning
to stretch its range as well.
- Sarah Zettel

I think I'll give it up, the fantasy is over,
I wanted to play Spiderman, Peter Parker.
- George Eads

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God
and nature to start doing it -
right away.
- Stewart Brand

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the
fantasy and science fiction cons.
- Fred Saberhagen

I think sex is very interesting for most people,
but I'm interested in sex as a way of communication,
I'm not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is,
and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.
- Sean Connery

Acting is not about anything romantic,
not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.
- James Earl Jones

I had read tons of science fiction.
I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments.
For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism.
- James Cameron

Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
- Jean M. Auel

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

That's pretty much why I went into show business because
I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied,
that was like my fantasy of the perfect life.
- Victoria Jackson

I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to
be brought into the Hollywood fantasy.
- Jennifer Connelly

I love sketch comedy.
My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks.
That would be my fantasy.
I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
- Illeana Douglas

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -
and dull fantasy at that,
as the real world is strange and wonderful.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy.
- Richard O'Brien

Fantasy football is not only a good thing,
but a great thing.
- Jay Mohr

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures
because they are fantasy figures.
You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.
- Ralph Fiennes

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy,
and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
- Elizabeth Moon

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement
and not reality involvement.
- Edward Albee

But my problem with fantasy, and horror,
and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.
- Octavia Butler

It's my sick fantasy to be a Cosmo cover.
- Deana Carter


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