Fantasy is defined as a pleasant situation that you enjoy thinking about or the activity of imagining things that take your mind to places where you see yourself being whoever you want to be. May these quotes inspire you to live a life of fantasy.
1. “When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.” Anonymous
3. “Fantasy and reality often overlap.” Walt Disney
4. “All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.” Anonymous
5. “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” Lloyd Alexander
6. “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” Albert Einstein
7. “I’m half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.” Lady Gaga
8. “Your mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and fantasy. Your mind acts on what you feed it. Feed it good thoughts.” Zig Ziglar
9. “I guess I am a fantasy.” Marilyn Monroe
10. “I live in a world of fantasy. So keep your reality away from me.” Anonymous
11. “Let yourself unwind and get lost in the garden of your mind.” Anonymous
12. “You don’t have to follow the crowd, you can live your life in a land of fantasy.” ATGW
13. “Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” Carl Jung
14. “You have to hold on to your fantasy.” Betsey Johnson
15. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” Maya Angelou
16. “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind.” Terry Pratchett
17. “My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy.” Claes Oldenburg
18. “Fantasy is a state of mind that you cultivate within you.” ATGW
19. “If you don’t turn your life into a fantasy story, you just become a part of someone else’s fantasy story.” Terry Pratchett
20. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” Dr. Seuss
Fantasy Quotes That You Need to Hear!
1.) “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.”
-Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
2.) “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”
3.) “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
4.) “The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.”
-Ian McEwan, Atonement
5.) “If something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn’t there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That’s why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.”
-Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
6.) “When I was your age, television was called books.”
-William Goldman, The Princess Bride
7.) “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
8.) “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
9.) “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
10.) “Humanity’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there.”
-Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
11.) “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
12.) “Fantasy, if it’s really convincing can’t become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.”
13.) “She asked where he lived. Second to the right,’ said Peter, ‘and then straight on till morning.”
-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
14.) “Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things.”
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
15.) “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”
16.) “Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.”
-Joe Hill, NOS4A2
17.) “So I find words I never thought to speak
In streets I never thought I should revisit
When I left my body on a distant shore.”
18.) “Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been ‘a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.”
19.) “We are as ignorant of the meaning of the dragon as we are of the meaning of the universe.”
-Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Imaginary Beings
20.) “Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities.”
-Miriam Allen de Ford
21.) “Shall we dance, friend of my heart?
We shall, little one.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
22.) “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.”
-Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
23.) “The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them ‘magic’ or ‘dragons’ or ‘faeries’ and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I’m prejudiced.”
24.) “If you don’t turn your life into a fantasy story, you just become a part of someone else’s fantasy story.”
25.) “Fiction is an improvement on life.”
26.) “As unrealistic as fairy tales always are, if there wasn’t a reality that we could translate into our own fantasy, in our own life, it would be boring. The interest is only because of a potential reality.”
27.) “There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.”
29.) “All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.”
30.) “I think the more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes.”
31.) “It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
32.) “We are lucky that our fantasy is for the picking. We can go back in time, stand still, or go forward.”
-Lida van Bers
33.) “I’ve always said fantasy is sort of stealth philosophy.”
34.) “Fantasy is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light.”
-Leonard S. Marcus, The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy
35.) “I am going to go into this world, and I don’t care if you and your narrow mind cannot be a part of it.”
-Elisa Kova, Air Awakens
36.) “Into the sky to win or die.”
-Christopher Paolini, Eragon
37.) “The thing to remember when you’re writing is, it’s not whether or not what you put on paper is true. It’s whether it wakes a truth in your reader.”
-Charles de Lint, The Blue Girl
38.) “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”
39.) “Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
40.) “Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.”
41.) “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.”
42.) “You are my fantasy on a cold dark night, my muse during the light of day and the one wish my soul would make.”
43.) “All works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
44.) “My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy.”
45.) “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”
-Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
46.) “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
47.) “They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.”
-George R.R. Martin
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory
J. R. R. Tolkien
I’m half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.
Inspiring, Dream, Reality
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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.
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 knowledge.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
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.
Sex, Communication, Thinking
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The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn’t want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke
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.
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.