Quotes and Sayings about Fantasy



"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
(Related: Being, Fantasy, Writer)

"What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement."
- Edward Albee
(Related: People, Fantasy, Reality, Theater, Want)

"Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Books, Fantasy)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

"They say the first World Series is the one you remember most. No, no no. I guarantee you don't remember that one because the fantasy world you always dreamed about is suddenly real."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Fantasy, First, World)

"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Fantasy, Writing)

"I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)

"I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Fantasy, Horror, Style, Years)

"The idea of it becomes a little freaky if you're dealing with someone who has trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality, but that's a concern no matter what kind of movie you're dealing with."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Idea, Concern, Fantasy, Reality, Trouble)

"The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Fantasy, Magic)

"Of the two, I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Work, Fantasy, Fiction)

"I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Ideas, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Public)

"I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Time, Books, Fantasy, Fiction)

"Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

"All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Work, Debt, Economics, Fantasy, Problems, Reality, World)

"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
(Related: American, Fantasy, Kids)

"There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Movies, People, Acting, Circumstances, Fantasy)

"Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Fantasy)

"It didn't matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we'd found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: People, Fantasy, Years)

"All fantasy should have a solid base in reality."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Fantasy, Reality)

"About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
- Manolo Blahnik
(Related: Fantasy, Madness, Rest)

"This is my ultimate fantasy: watching QVC with a credit card while making love and eating at the same time."
- Yasmine Bleeth
(Related: Love, Time, Credit, Eating)

"Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Cinema, Earth, Fantasy, Film, First, Journey, Will)

"Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: War, Cruelty, Fantasy, World, World war)

"When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Nature, God, Fantasy, Right)

"The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it."
- Matthew Bright
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

"The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Life, Baseball, Fantasy)

"Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Connection, Fantasy, Writing)

"Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Science, Astronomy, Fantasy, Fiction, First, Interest)

"What I'm working on now - I'm back to fantasy, although considering that it's me, I'm turning it into a kind of science fantasy. It's a vampire story - but my vampires are biological vampires. They didn't become vampires because someone bit them; they were born that way."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Now)

"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
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction)

"But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Fantasy, Horror, Problems)

"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
(Related: Science, Fantasy, First, Open, Rules, Writing)

"Fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism."
- Dino Buzzati
(Related: Fantasy, Journalism)

"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
(Related: Science, Escapism, Fantasy, Fiction, Sense)

"All that political stuff Delano was doing. Me, I've gone off the top, into total fantasy."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Fantasy)

"Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Fantasy, Song)

"In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Science, Women, Fantasy, Fiction)

"I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer - ever."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Fantasy, Writer)

"It's my sick fantasy to be a Cosmo cover."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Lies)

"Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world. Just stepped straight into the abyss. You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room, cause I lived on the green."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Cause, Fantasy, Kids, Past, World)

"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Power, Fantasy, President, Want)

"I try to stay focused on my life and do try not to be brought into the Hollywood fantasy."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Hollywood)

"There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Fantasy, Scotland)

"People fantasize about being a hero and helping someone in trouble. Batman is that fantasy realized-not just for Bruce Wayne, but for the audience. Inwardly, Bruce Wayne is still an adolescent watching his parents being murdered. That will never leave him. And people really relate to that."
- Kevin Conroy
(Related: People, Being, Fantasy, Parents, Trouble, Will)

"Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Desire, Fantasy)

"In real football, I wouldn't want Terrell Owens anywhere near my team. But you're nuts if you don't take him in fantasy."
- Randy Cross
(Related: Fantasy, Football, Want)

"We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don't want to make it the focal point. You can't keep beating that dead horse."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Dreams, Money, Fantasy, Now, Talk, Want)

"Artificial Intelligence leaves no doubt that it wants its audiences to enter a realm of pure fantasy when it identifies one of the last remaining islands of civilization as New Jersey."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Intelligence, Civilization, Audiences, Doubt, Fantasy, Islands)

"It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. And you can dream."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Dream, Choices, Fantasy, President, Right)

"I aim to tell the truth about any subject, not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Romance, Truth, Fantasy)

"All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nature, Exaggeration, Fantasy)

"I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Funny, Love, Goal, Brooks, Comedy, Day, Fantasy, Night, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Childhood, Fantasy, Living)

"But I never let a fantasy get away, because I always stop to analyze it."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Fantasy)

"I think I'll give it up, the fantasy is over, I wanted to play Spiderman, Peter Parker."
- George Eads
(Related: Fantasy, Play)

"If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own."
- David Eddings
(Related: Fantasy, Opinion)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Knowledge, Positive, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Talent, Thought, Positive, Fantasy, Positive thinking)

"I've always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

"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
(Related: Heart, Effort, Fantasy)

"My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Imagination, Love, Dreams, Soul, Heart, Blood, Fantasy, Fire, Horror, Light)

"Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion."
- Eminem
(Related: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

"In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Sex, Fantasy, Mind)

"If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic."
- Richard Eyre
(Related: Chance, Fantasy, Reality)

"I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy."
- Joseph Fiennes
(Related: Truth, Fantasy, Shakespeare, Theory)

"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
(Related: Challenge, Fantasy, World, Writer)

"The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy, I'm going back to Virginia."
- Schuyler Fisk
(Related: Balance, Fantasy, Forget, Reality)

"I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Movies, Action, Caring, Fantasy)

"I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: People, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Film)

"I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Business, Time, Fantasy, First, May, World)

"How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Nature, Fantasy, Research)

"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
(Related: Marriage, Work, Romance, Fantasy, Hard work)

"You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff - it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Funny, Fantasy, Now)

"Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Imagination, Knowledge, Fantasy, Taste)

"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
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Focus, World)

"I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'."
- Terry Goodkind
(Related: Fantasy, Philosophy)

"I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Goal, Fantasy, May)

"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels."
- Francisco de Goya
(Related: Mother, Fantasy, Reason, United)

"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
(Related: Truth, Fantasy, Writing)

"Even though my songs may sound very personal, to me most of them are fiction. It is a great way for me to be able to live a fantasy life as a writer because I get to be someone else, someplace else for three and a half minutes, just like the listener."
- Nanci Griffith
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Fiction, May, Songs, Sound, Writer)

"We in this Congress have a choice. The American people have a right to exercise a choice on this issue, as to whether our men and women will continue to fight and die in a war based on deception and fantasy, or to start bringing the troops home."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Home, Men, War, Women, People, American, Choice, Congress, Deception, Exercise, Fantasy, Fight, Right, Troops, Will)

"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
(Related: Religion, Fantasy, Man, Philosophy)

"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."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Religion, Fantasy, Man, Philosophy)

"There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Character, Winning, Fantasy, Losing, Value)

"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
(Related: Sex, People, Communication, Fantasy)

"I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Fantasy, Old, Shyness, Talk, World)

"Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Dream, Fantasy, Horror, Question, Trying)

"I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Science, People, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Research, Writing)

"I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)

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

"I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy. The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?'"
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Actor, Day, Fantasy, Living, Thinking)

"It's my job, to create a fantasy."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Fantasy, Job)

"To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Fantasy, World)

"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
(Related: Fantasy, Film, Horror, Surprises)

"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
(Related: Crime, Fact, Fantasy)

"Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Fantasy, Myth)

"That's pretty much why I went into show business because I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied, that was like my fantasy of the perfect life."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Business, Life, Fantasy, Guitar, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Difference, Fantasy, Magic, Reality)

"It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Fantasy)

"Fantasy for me as a kid was real, and I had a fantasy about what life was, whether it was sort of wicked and dire, or wholly normal, or whatever. Anything really close to home is not, it seems to me, what a good book should be about."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Home, Life, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Fantasy)

"Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Art, People, Fantasy, Illusion)

"Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Acting, Fantasy, Romantic)

"The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?"
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Children, Company, Fantasy, Film, Horror)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Work, Debt, Fantasy, Play)

"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Imagination, Fantasy, Man, Right)

"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
(Related: Being, Fantasy, Film)

"For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project."
- Harry Knowles
(Related: Science, Time, Hope, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Perfection, Project, Years)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Fantasy, Heaven, Now)

"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
(Related: Fantasy, Favorite, Football, Friends, Fun, Now, Water)

"One fantasy is that I just do a Don Roos movie every year if that's possible. If he'd have me."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Fantasy, Paradise, Man, Woman)

"If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata, where there was nothing to do in the evening but go to the movies with your friends, the cinema was a world of fantasy. I had always been in love with it."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Love, Movies, Cinema, Evening, Fantasy, Friends, Nothing, World)

"Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Entertainment, Fantasy, World)

"Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence."
- Bill Maher
(Related: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

"I also had this mistaken dream, fantasy really - perhaps because I'm good at languages - of being able in both Italy and France to become someone else through my fluency in the language."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Dream, Being, Fantasy, France, Italy, Language)

"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
(Related: Funny, Cute, Fantasy)

"Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Action, Ambition, Fantasy, Man)

"So I was in America and I thought I'll stick around while I'm here and just see what happens. The next film I did was High Art, so I guess it started with a sort of vague idea but really just a fantasy."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Art, Thought, Idea, America, Fantasy, Film)

"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
(Related: Friend, Fantasy, Hollywood, Twins)

"What if Woody Allen called me and said, I'm working on this movie and there's a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen!"
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Fantasy, Forget, Want)

"It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime - to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Son, Athletes, Baseball, Fantasy, Play)

"Fantasy football is not only a good thing, but a great thing."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Fantasy, Football)

"I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Fantasy, Housewife)

"You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Life, People, Fantasy, Past, Problems)

"There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Science, Character, Being, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Old)

"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
(Related: People, Fantasy, World)

"I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting."
- Elizabeth Moon
(Related: Love, Science, Astronomy, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Life, Being, Dancing, Fantasy)

"I have a dress-up chest at home. I love to create this fantasy kind of thing."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Love, Home, Dress, Fantasy)

"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Life, Fantasy, Illusion, Reality, World)

"But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art."
- Iris Murdoch
(Related: Art, Death, Imagination, Fantasy, Pornography)

"We have relegated the saints to a pink and blue and gold world of plaster statuary that belongs to the past; it is a hangover, a relic, of the Dark Ages when men were the children of fantasy's magic."
- C. Kilmer Myers
(Related: Men, Children, Fantasy, Gold, Magic, Past, Saints, World)

"I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Fantasy)

"Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Dreams, Inspiration, Fantasy, May, Meaning)

"For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena."
- James Patterson
(Related: People, Act, Books, Fantasy, Living, Years)

"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
(Related: End, Fantasy, World)

"Is that romantic fantasy real? Um, after kids, no. Take the kids away, I don't know. Depends."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Fantasy, Kids, Romantic)

"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
(Related: Death, Fantasy)

"I mean, I don't know anything else that I would try to do, but it's a very frustrating thing to do, because you are trying to take what's a fantasy in your head and make it live through the minds of 200 people."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: People, Fantasy, Trying)

"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
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Military)

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Exercise, Fantasy, Mind, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Work, Nature, Fantasy)

"The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Being, Fantasy)

"My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Fantasy, Old, Writing)

"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
(Related: Death, Fear, Thoughts, Fantasy, Heroes)

"My interests were in fantasy more than comics growing up."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Fantasy, Growing up)

"I always had a fantasy of being a chef, because I like kitchen life."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Life, Being, Fantasy, Kitchen)

"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
(Related: Love, People, Fantasy, Teenage, Years)

"I think the more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Fantasy)

"Moments are incredible, but in my fantasy mind I see a Globe company which is renowned throughout the world for what it does with pure storytelling. So that people come and say: it's not just the building, it's the only place you can hear this kind of work."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Work, People, Building, Company, Fantasy, Mind, Moments, World)

"There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Science, People, Fantasy, Fiction)

"I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Business, Being, Fantasy, Internet, Now, Republican, Right, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Diversity, Fantasy, Now, Today, Years)

"Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and die in what you are pleased to call reality."
- Bernard Schubert
(Related: Truth, Fantasy, Reality, Will)

"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
(Related: Idea, Fantasy, Treatment)

"I think it's very much a men's thing to be able to have that fantasy to kill the beast."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Men, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Life, End, Fantasy, Living, Nonsense, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Time, Purpose, Children, Fact, Fantasy)

"Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives."
- R. Z. Sheppard
(Related: Fantasy, Fortune)

"Daytime has been successful all these years because it caters to a very real need in the audience - to see something that's not nighttime fantasy. People watch daytime because it's like their lives."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: People, Successful, Fantasy, Years)

"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
(Related: Movies, Fantasy)

"That's when we decided to stop in '66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Thought, Fantasy, Years)

"The whole idea of doing the Hollywood thing never even occurred to me. When you grow up on the East coast, Hollywood seems like this fantasy land and you don't think that people can actually make a living there."
- David Steinberg
(Related: People, Idea, Fantasy, Hollywood, Land, Living)

"But basically what I like are the possibilities, and the fantasy element of the show. Not science fantasy so much, but fantasy, the humanistic elements and how people relate when they're in a dire situation or comedic situation."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Science, People, Fantasy, Possibilities)

"I am sensual and very physical. I'm very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Fantasy, Sexuality)

"Literature for me isn't a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy."
- Antonio Tabucchi
(Related: Dreams, Fantasy, Job, Literature)

"To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two."
- Sheri S. Tepper
(Related: Science, Idea, Ideas, Fantasy, Fiction)

"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
(Related: Fantasy)

"I believed totally in the possibilities implied in the series. I never thought of it as fantasy. Far from it."
- Patrick Troughton
(Related: Thought, Fantasy, Possibilities)

"Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Fantasy, Germany)

"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
(Related: Idea, Selling, Fantasy, Talk)

"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
(Related: Inspirational, Artists, Fantasy, Question, Reason)

"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
(Related: Time, Fantasy, Living, Reality, Result)

"Beyond that, I seem to be compelled to write science fiction, rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature, both fiction and nonfiction."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Reading, Variety)

"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
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Opposites, Reality)

"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
(Related: Science, Artists, Fantasy, Fiction)

"I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn't really happen in life is what I'm interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I'm really interested in is people."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Life, Love, People, Fantasy, Horror)

"I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: People, Being, Fantasy, Relationships, Trouble, Writing)

"Since fantasy isn't about technology, the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!"
- Terri Windling
(Related: Work, Technology, Editors, EnglFantasy, Writers)

"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
(Related: Hope, Consciousness, Fantasy, Literature, Media, Myth, Public)

"When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into."
- Terri Windling
(Related: Science, Business, Fantasy, Fiction)

"One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner, in this world. That's where the old stuff came from."
- Terri Windling
(Related: Fantasy, Old, Right, World)

"Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest."
- Kate Winslet
(Related: People, Acting, Actors, Being, Fantasy, Want, World)

"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
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Land)

"Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind."
- Zhang Yimou
(Related: Fantasy, Mind, World)

"They shaved my head, eyebrows. This is not a sci-fi picture. It's not a fantasy picture. You're dealing with something that's supposed to be in reality. But we had a genius makeup artist."
- Rick Yune
(Related: Genius, Artist, Fantasy, Makeup, Reality)

"Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning to stretch its range as well."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Beginning, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Science, Technology, Fantasy, Myth, Understanding)

"I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror)

"The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard for fantasy in the movies."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Movies, Fantasy)

"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
(Related: Science, Fact, Fantasy, Fiction, Research, Writing)