Quotations on Fantasy

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I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
- Lynn Abbey
(Keywords: Ideas, Editors, Fantasy, Risk, Want, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Being, Fantasy, Writer)

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

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
(Keywords: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Concern, Fantasy, Reality, Trouble)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Fantasy, Years)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

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
(Keywords: Connection, Fantasy, Writing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Science, Fantasy, Fiction)

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
(Keywords: Science, Fantasy, First, Open, Rules, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Science, Escapism, Fantasy, Fiction, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Science, Women, Fantasy, Fiction)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Fantasy, Hollywood)

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
(Keywords: People, Being, Fantasy, Parents, Trouble, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Dream, Choices, Fantasy, President, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Childhood, Fantasy, Living)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
- Nora Ephron
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Challenge, Fantasy, World, Writer)

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

I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Fantasy, Focus, World)

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



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