Scifi And Fantasy The Best Quotes About Fantasy  

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A list of the best fantasy quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous fantasy quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic fantasy quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational fantasy quotes from that same writer.

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When I write what publishers call ‘fantasy’ I am writing in what I think is the most important tradition of fiction: starting with Homer and up through Shakespeare and Milton, the most important themes to tackle are those of the mythopoeic domain, tales of the body and mind seen through a temperament and a cosmos divorced from current reality so what is said can be more clear. Janet Morris

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Very little in science fiction can transcend the gimmickry of a technical conceit, yet without that conceit at its heart a book is not truly science fiction. Furthermore, so little emerging thought and technology is employed by sf writers today that the genre is lagging far behind reality both in the cosmology area and the technology area: sf is no longer a place to experiment, but is now very derivative. Janet Morris

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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. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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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

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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 Christoph Lichtenberg

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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

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The whole fauna of human fantasies, their marine vegetation, drifts and luxuriates in the dimly lit zones of human activity, as though plaiting thick tresses of darkness. Here, too, appear the lighthouses of the mind, with their outward resemblance to less pure symbols. The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man's thoughts. Louis Aragon

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

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But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art. Iris Murdoch