Quotation Explorer - 'Fantasy'

There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets. - Diane Duane
We All hate our Daily Lives, That why We Fantasise About that one moment When Fantasy Becomes Our Reality, Then We Love Our Lives - Look Im A Cat
Readers love fantasy, but we need horror. Smart horror. Truthful horror. Horror that helps us make sense of a cruelly senseless world. - Brian K. Vaughan
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy. - Andy Mulcahy
Stories of Fantasy are nothing more than the retelling of our own triumphs and sad, sad tragedies ... I have that painted on my office wall and love to stare at it. - Tod Langley
Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there. - Sara Sheridan
Fantasy or fiction is just a persons secret life. A world they want to be in. The only diffrence between them and you, is that they wrote it down in detail, printed it and shared it with the world. - Mariana Hak
I'm 20 years old. I spend my days in a dictionary and half my mind in Fantasy. - Almney King
It’s a bizarre act of self-mutilation to say that ‘I don’t get on with science fiction and fantasy, therefore I’m never going to read any’. What a shame. All those great books that you’re cutting yourself off from. - David Mitchell
[Religion is] a fantasy [and is] completely empty of any explanatory content. It is also evil. - Peter Atkins
My hours are filled with fantasy and indifference. In day and night dreams, I think of my heaven with you. All the time in between, I carelessly spend in hell without you. - Kamand Kojouri
Realism is knowing fantasy and reality intersect constantly. Realism is living with the awareness that every act changes the world. - Ales Kot
Our life stories are at one and the same time reality, fallacy and fantasy... - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. - Lloyd Alexander
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
A boy would sit with you all night, and count the stars. However, a real man would toil under the sun and build you a little universe. The difference - one builds a fantasy, other fulfills it. And, lucky are those who get both these qualities in one person. They get to experience the magic of love. - Saru Singhal
The identification of fantasy is always an attempt to avoid one's own suffering: the identification of art is the sharing in the suffering of another. - W.H. Auden
The past is fantasy, and the future is science fiction. - T.L. Rese
Nothing revives hope and confidence like a good fantasy. - Marty Rubin
Science fiction is when we see into the future of our planet, fantasy is when we believe humanity will survive. - Kaz Lefave
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible. - Rod Sterling
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. - Karl Marx
Tattooing, when understood in its entirety, must be seen as a religious act. The human being brings forth images from the center of the self and communicates them to the world. Fantasy is embodied in reality and the person is made whole. - Spider Webb
You were my dream and I was just your fantasy. - Nikki Rowe
What a Christian portrays in his art is the totality of life. Art is not to be a vehicle for self-conscious evangelism. Christians ought not to be threatened by fantasy and imagination. The Christian is the really free man. He is free to have imagination. - Francis A. Schaeffer
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities. - Miriam Allen de Ford
Among the great struggles of man-good/evil, reason/unreason, etc.-there is also this mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away, the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey. - Salman Rushdie
Fantasy isn't about escape; it's a survival mechanism. It's a way to deal with things that are so much bigger than you are. So I think fantasy is special, something to be cherished and protected because it's a very fragile thing and without it, we're so defenseless, we're paralyzed. - The Martian Child David Gerrold
Fantasy is a wise lie. - Deyth Banger
But when reality was hopeless, fantasy became more and more necessary. - Michael Grant
Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy. - Walt Disney Company
love an invisible force that makes you realize that reality is better than fantasy. - Aonymous girl
Fantasy leaves imaginations larger than it finds them. - Brandon Mull
When I dreamed about becoming a fantasy adventurer, I was always a max-level character with epic gear. Look at me. I’m wearing vendor trash. - Noelle Alladania Meade
A fantasy is nothing more than a dream you were too scared to chase. - Shannon L. Alder
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. - Bryant McGill
People. Falling for each others’ pretensions, fakeness and whatever various faces they can put on to wear. And then they call it love. What a fantasy. What a blasphemy. Humanity bores me. - C. JoyBell C.
I think fantasy is best described as a kind of fiction that evokes wonder, mystery or magic, a sense of possibility beyond the ordinary world in which we live, and yet which reflects and comments upon that known world. - Kate Forsyth
Fantasy is a reaction to the constraints of reality. - Stewart Stafford
If the world explore all my dark fantasy, will change for the better. - Alexandar Tomov
Lying is not a sin, since there has never been a law-maker or philosopher who could determine what truth is. I lie for the fun of it. I lie for the fear of the gravity of life. I lie out of boredom. How can anyone who has more fantasy than the Catholic evening paper get by without lying? - Iwan Goll
Reality depresses me. I need to find fantasy worlds and escape in them. - Noel Fielding
My decisions determine my destination long before I ever get there. And once I do get there, I suddenly realize this is not the destination I had in mind because what I had in mind was the fantasy that my denial had created verses the reality my choices crafted. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The difference between a dream and a fantasy is action. - Orrin Woodward
Music has always assuaged my lacerations, brightened my hours, added glow to my little joys and given wings to my fantasy flights. - Balroop Singh
Fantasy for the most part is really just reality reflected through a storybook lens. - Michelle Franklin
Science fiction makes the implausible possible, while science fantasy makes the impossible plausible. - Rod Serling
The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about. - G. Willow Wilson
Sometimes even the best of us have to lose ourselves in fantasy to survive reality. - Maxi Bransdale
If you like fantasy and you want to be the next Tolkien, don’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies Tolkien didn’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies, he read books on Finnish philology. Go and read outside of your comfort zone, go and learn stuff. - Neil Gaiman
That's what really broke me, she was better than any fantasy I could hope to imagine. I've spent my life creating, yet she was pristine the likes of which I could never fashion. - Hubert Martin
I mostly hope you think I miss you and in the end you hope you'll get me, but that's fantasy, untrue as you, and bitter as the hope you left me. - Phar West Nagle
To write you dreams of fantasy, is to create fantasy in another's dreams. - Rob Shepherd
Live your fairytale fantasy. - Sushmitha Dsouza
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy. - Marilyn Monroe
Only your soul knows that fear is nothing more than a creation of your fantasy. - C. Massios
When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn. - Unknown
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
I couldn't suppress a smile. It was inconceivable that I was here, in a place as extraordinary as the fantasy books Sophie loved. Maybe...just maybe those stories are based on a measure of truth. Maybe one day I'd write our story. - Heather L. L. FitzGerald
Sometimes fantasy provides the only reasonable explanation for life's inexplicable moments. - J.S. Bierman
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
Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven't grown out of enjoying the strange and weird. - China Miéville
Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time. - Walt Disney Company
Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world. - Richelle E. Goodrich
What is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? - Terry Pratchett
Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram--it's the eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar. - Anne Lamott
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 abstract, positive thinking. - Albert Einstein
Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them 'magic' or 'dragons' or 'faeries' and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I'm prejudiced. - Robin McKinley
Guess I’ve been reading too much fantasy. - Aprilynne Pike
Fantasy - the ability to envisage the world in many different ways - is one of the skills that makes us human. - Terry Pratchett
I write in a fantasy world so I can make up my own rules and can change facts when I want to. It's all about having control. - C.S. Woolley
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. - Carl Jung
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place. - Raymond E. Feist
There's something terribly weird about the standard fantasy setting--not least of which the fact the phrase "standard fantasy setting" can be uttered without irony. - Yahtzee Croshaw
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
Good fantasy fiction: ... explores real human conditions through fantastic metaphors which universalize the characters' individual experiences to speak personally to us all. - Laura Resnick
I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. - Marilyn Monroe
No fairy tale, this. This was by no stretch of the imagination a polished fantasy. This was a searing, living force, rough around the edges, unfamiliar and bittersweet.And precious. - V.S. Carnes
Authors must spend months, years making fantasy believable in a single work while reality runs rampant and complete chaos elsewhere. - Don Roff
Tell me your Dreams and I'll write you a Fantasy. Tell me your Fantasies and I'll paint you a Dream for the minds eye you can get lost in! - George H.W. Bush
The kingdoms of fantasy and mirth are longlasting and not of this world.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. - Dr. Seuss
Perhaps the one unanswerable question in life is why so many of us choose to live in a fantasy world of our own creation that offers us nothing but pain. - James Rozoff
Science Non Fiction/ Fantasy = Future - Deyth Banger
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. - Dr. Seuss
There is more magic in our own world than in any world of fantasy. - T.L. Rese
I’m a blank canvas that I can paint however I desire. For the first time ever, I get to be the character in my own fantasy land. - E.K. Blair
pulling a great substance from a higher height whilst leaning on a slippery ground with the mentality of having the substance whilst standing is a thought of fantasy. You may only result in falling with the substance - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Humans need fantasy to be human. - Terry Pratchett
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 Heinlein
Fantasy and drama appeal to us. They are socially acceptable and make you feel good about yourself. Moreover, you get rewarded for being cleverly ignorant. - Saurabh Sharma
Honesty can sometimes be so brutal to take in. It's usual to get so drowned in perceived idealism that you can't seem to separate it from honest reality. If, and when, you can separate the two, the gaiety of fantasy is destroyed - Ufuoma Apoki
Tyranny and fantasy both like to write everyone else's lines. - James Richardson
Reading a fantasy book is a commitment...a commitment to adventure...a commitment to bravery. You make that commitment and you reap the benefits...of epicness. - polandbananasBOOKS
The aim here is not to separate fact from fantasy but to show how each embodies a distinct class of knowledge and how one is deeply implicated in the other. - Constance Penley
There is an exuberance in good fantasy quite unlike the most exalted moments of realistic fiction. Both forms have similar goals; but realism walks where fantasy dances. - Lloyd Alexander
A man or a woman can inspire such deep fantasy and emotion that through the lovemaking embrace of a partners body we make break through the limits of the human condition to touch upon another level of reality. - Thomas Moore
In dream, delusion, and fantasy, exist man’s next best reality: that place where he is the creator of his own worlds; where he builds, learns, discovers and entertains; is master of all outcomes, his own god of destiny, and thus the student of his own evolving and ever uncertain truth. - Duane Hewitt
Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real. - Robert Fanney
The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away. - C.S. Lewis
They courted the face on the screen, the face of translucence, the face of wax on which men found it possible to imprint the image of their fantasy. - Anaïs Nin
I write fiction. It may have mystery, it may have horror, it may have fantasy, it may have love, but like life, it's all the same genre. - Don Roff
I'm a realist, but sometimes I find myself floating in fantasy. - Brittany Perloff
Happiness is a fantasy that real people know doesn't exist. - Angel M.B. Chadwick
Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about. - Octavia E. Butler
Fantasy enriches life, it doesn't impoverish it. - Marty Rubin
Arousal begins within the mind, then seeps out where fantasy propels physicality. - Kristie LeVangie
I think people need hope when times are tough. I think they also need escape and adventure and fantasy. Books are like cheap mini vacations. - Michelle M. Pillow
Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work. - Anthony Powell
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
Yeah, I write Urban Fantasy, but its more like Die Hard or Indiana Jones with Fairies, Mummies and a Vampire who uses guns more than his teeth. - Kevin James Breaux
Love and fantasy, go hand in hand. - Marc Chagall
The world of fantasy can always blindfold. Had I know is a gateway to the realities of life - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The thing about past love is that they exist, only in your fantasy as a fantasy. - Hafsa Shah
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astounding universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy. - Carl Sagan
Leave city, leave reality; enter forest, enter fantasy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
May the sun come, it's a new day; In the pure land of fantasy; That our darkness enlightened - Miguel Torga
A dream? With you, reality is always as a dream. There is no greater fantasy, no grander epic, than being with you. - Zechariah Barrett
Personally, I think the 'Christian family' should be called a Christian fantasy. - Ruth Hurmence Green
Fantasy stories will always be popular, as there are always readers who are willing to escape, freely, to the worlds that the authors create, and spend time with the characters we give life to. - Jason Ellis
Oh my dear from a distant fantasy land! I love to be in your dreams as a fairy of love with wings of flowers and golden glowing flowing hair. - Debasish Mridha
Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there. - Scott Adams
The strange paradox of science is that it does not explain reality, it explains our fantasy. It is a beautiful thing. - Laren Grey Umphlett
Fantastic ideas often come from fantasy. - Debasish Mridha
Half of what I write is imaginative reality. The other half is realized impossibilities. Blended into one, these make a fantasy. - Nicole Sager
And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things. - Maurice Sendak
In modern fantasy (literary or governmental), killing people is the usual solution to the so-called war between good and evil. - Ursula K. Le Guin
We live in the most epic of fantasy worlds. - T.L. Rese
Fantasy is an excellent platform to shine new lights on old truths. - James D. Maxon
What I like most about the process of literary creation is gathering mundane facts and concepts, then clothing them with the ornate jewels and fine garments of imagination and fantasy, weaving a tale on the glittering edge of possibility. - Gregory Hamilton
Everyones greatest fantasy is to walk away from the life (they think)you lead - Pete Wentz
I am a storyteller, spiraling fantasy and reality into mystical tales. That eerie space between fact and fiction, where only the brightest light can scare the shadows—you will find me there. - Sara Frost
One man's fantasy is another man's reality! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Once it gets off the ground into space, all science fiction is fantasy. - J.G. Ballard
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