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But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
~ Iris Murdoch | ( British novelist and philosopher. ) | 1919-1999 | Fantasy
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
-: [ The Sandman - comic book series ]
~ Neil Gaiman | (English fantasy writer ) | 1960 - | Fantasy
quotes Division : Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers   
     
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Fantasy
quotes Division : French poets   
     
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Fantasy
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Fantasy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Fantasy
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
We live under continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed, destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror. It is fantasy, served out in large rations by the popular arts, which allows most people to cope with these twin specters.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Fantasy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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 my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
-: [ conversation between Einstein and János Plesch in János : The Story of a Doctor (1947) ]
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Fantasy
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
You wish to see the distant realms? Very well. But know this first, the places you will visit, the places you will see, do not exist. For there are only two worlds - your world, which is the real world, and other worlds, the fantasy. Worlds like this one, worlds of the human imagination. Their reality, or lack of reality is not important. What is important is that they are there. These worlds provide an alternative. Provide an escape. Provide a threat. Provide a dream, and power, provide refuge and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.
~ Neil Gaiman | (English fantasy writer ) | 1960 - | Fantasy
quotes Division : Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers