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Stewart Brand Quotes and Sayings

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

There's no unemployment in squatter cities.
Everyone works.
One-sixth of humanity is there.
It's soon going to be more than that.
- Stewart Brand

Once a new technology rolls over you,
if you're not part of the steamroller,
you're part of the road.
- Stewart Brand

In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy.
We have been taking down the Russian warheads,
turning it into electricity.
10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads.
- Stewart Brand

 

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California,
we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that
are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi.
of southern California desert.
Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen.
- Stewart Brand

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 believed totally in the possibilities implied in the series.
I never thought of it as fantasy.
Far from it.
- Patrick Troughton

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction,
I was very happy with it, because my first interest
in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
- Octavia Butler

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

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

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

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

I am sensual and very physical.
I'm very erotic.
But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level.
- Donna Summer

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

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

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

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

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

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

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational.
I suppose the question is directed to what was the
reason why I went into fantasy illustration.
- Boris Vallejo

It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think
that maybe I could actually do this.
Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
- Terence Stamp

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

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

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

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

It's my job, to create a fantasy.
- Anne Heche

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

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

Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper.
- Jim Capaldi

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

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

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

I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore.
Everyone says it takes hard work.
Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic
about romance than I used to be.
- Jennifer Garner

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
- Iris Murdoch

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

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

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

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

Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now.
It wasn't always so.
Not so many years ago, it wasn't so.
There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.
- R. A. Salvatore

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

I do remember, as a child, that I always imagined,
when I was maybe 6 or 7, my fantasy was that everywhere
I went I was being followed by an invisible film crew.
- Ben Kingsley

I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction.
This is not however to say that writing good fantasy
does not involve doing good research.
- Sarah Zettel

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

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

Ambition is not what a man would do,
but what a man does,
for ambition without action is fantasy.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

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 poet does not fear death, not because he believes
in the fantasy of heroes,
but because death constantly visits his thoughts and
is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

All that political stuff Delano was doing.
Me, I've gone off the top, into total fantasy.
- Eddie Campbell

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

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

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

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

My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up.
- Brandon Routh

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

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

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


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