Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning to stretch its range as well.
If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own.
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.
People - not just in their teenage years - hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready to have a real relationship.
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.
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.
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.
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
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.
There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think fashion is about suspense and surprise and fantasy. It’s not about rules.
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.
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.
Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.
The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away.
Your biggest fantasy is walking away from the life (they think) you lead.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.