Fantasy Quotes

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

Bryant H. McGill

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

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.

Iris Murdoch

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

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 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

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

Edward Albee

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.

Oscar Wilde

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

Sarah Zettel

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

David Eddings

You think you want to die but in reality, you just wanted to be saved.

Keziah

Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us.

Dustin Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Moon

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

Fred Saberhagen

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

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

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

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Updated On : May 17, 2013
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