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Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism.
- Dino Buzzati

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction,
and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction.
It was dead before I started working in it.
- Jerry Pournelle

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 Butler

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

Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
- Lloyd Alexander

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 cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative.
Like actually writing a script, or writing a book.
But the awful truth is that I...
probably can't!
- Hugh Grant

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

I have a dress-up chest at home.
I love to create this fantasy kind of thing.
- Kate Moss

I get mad when people call me an action movie star.
Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book,
a fantasy.
- Harrison Ford

When you talk about the Final Fantasy series,
the series started selling better after 7,
and that was the base idea for the center of the set list for the LA concert.
- Nobuo Uematsu

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

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

I like working closely with artists.
I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction -
the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters.
- Margaret Weis

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure:
if it does,
it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale,
for it lies in mere fantasy.
- Giacomo Casanova

Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind.
- Zhang Yimou

In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
- Nora Ephron

The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.
- Shawn Ashmore

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

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

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy,
I'm going back to Virginia.
- Schuyler Fisk

But in fantasy, you can make a complete break,
and you can put people in a situation where they are
confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
- Elizabeth Moon

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

Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy
is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.
- Frank Langella

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

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

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

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

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

In fact, if you have a crime committed against you,
and you go to have hypnosis, you can't testify.
Because there's no way to test what is real,
what's fact, what's fantasy.
- Betty Hill

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

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

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

When I write I simply follow my heart.
And my flights of fantasy.
It is not done with a conscious effort.
I'm continually inspired and write reflexively.
- Kim Elizabeth

I think it's very much a men's thing to be able to
have that fantasy to kill the beast.
- Izabella Scorupco

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

The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
- Lou Brock

One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with,
one of the reasons that we're in magic,
is the difference between fantasy and reality.
- Penn Jillette

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

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

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

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

I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer -
ever.
- Jonathan Carroll

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

I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature.
If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy,
it can be developed in synthetic terms.
- Manuel Puig

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

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist!
For some that may be a fantasy.
But to me it is my main goal.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down
to something in the script that surprises me.
It could be a big thing or a small moment.
If it's there I'll do it.
- Lance Henriksen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi

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


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