Fantasy Quotes

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

Bryant H. McGill

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

Dr. Seuss

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

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

Stop the fantasy we need to be defending freedom, because we don't have freedom in our own country yet.

Moran Margaret Cho

I noticed I had developed a fantasy about myself as a writer as opposed to actually doing it [so] I finally summoned up the bad taste to move to Los Angeles.

Leslie Dixon

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

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'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

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

Fred Saberhagen

There have been a number of us working very, very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness, through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way.

Terri Windling

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

Elizabeth Moon

The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.

Lionel Trilling

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

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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

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

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

David Eddings

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

Sarah Zettel

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

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

Edward Albee

Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.

Terry Goodkind

Every person should have their escape route planned. I think everyone has an apocalypse fantasy, what would I do in the event of the end of the world, and we just basically - me and Nick - said what would we do, where would we head?

Simon Pegg

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

Elizabeth Bowen

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