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I draw on my memories but blended with a lot of fantasy... (Bryan Adams)

Upon the cunning loom of thought / We weave our fancies, so and so. (Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

When a painter thinks to disengage from the world outside himself and fantasies unprecedented forms he thinks he will make a painting, he finds in this expression the same effect - I would even say the same picture - that he had unconsciously acquired by his habit to experience reality intensely. (Pierre Alechinsky)

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. (Maya Angelou)

Open the window of fantasy to know what reality can bring. (Raul D. Arellano)

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

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. (Max Beerbohm)

We are lucky that our fantasy is for the picking. We can go back in time, stand still, or go forward. (Lida van Bers)

I really feel the need to create an alternate world, a vision of what might be magical and beautiful and fantastic about being human. (Shary Boyle)

When fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away. (Stewart Brand)

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

-A Clockwork Orange...
It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. (Anthony Burgess)

People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well observed or specifically imagined. (Julia Cameron)

Love and fantasy go hand in hand. (Marc Chagall)

Fantasy is one of the soul's brighter porcelains. (Pat Conroy)

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. (Mason Cooley)

So to keep a fantasy, do not peer too closely at the world; fuzzy vision suits you best. Your creative power, turned away, is aimed inside to juggle fantasies, to solve the problems of a child's intrigue. (Arthur Deikman)

If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own. (David Eddings)

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. (Albert Einstein)

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

I am moved by fancies that are curled / Around these images, and cling: / The notion of some infinitely gentle / Infinitely suffering thing. (T. S. Eliot)

-The 4-Hour Workweek...
A million dollars in the bank isn't the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows. (Timothy Ferriss)

If you notice an unconscious fantasy coming up within you, you would be wise not to interpret it at once. Do not say that you know what it is and force it into consciousness. Just let it live with you, leaving it in the half-dark, carry it with you and watch where it is going or what it is driving at. (Marie-Louise von Franz)

I'd like to write the way I do my paintings, that is, as fantasy takes me, as the moon dictates. (Paul Gauguin)

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)

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)

Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us. (Dustin Hoffman)

Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth.The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. (Carl Gustav Jung)

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination? (Carl Gustav Jung)

-on Andy Warhol...
Although one of his long-standing fantasies was to open a house of prostitution, the fantasy role he chose for himself was that of cashier. (Jesse Kornbluth)

I like to maintain a certain sense of fantasy in my life. (Jennifer Lopez)

One's fantasy goes for a walk and returns with a bride. (Bernard Malamud)

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife... I guess I am a fantasy. (Marilyn Monroe)

-Anne of Avonlea...
Fancies are like shadows... you can't cage them, they are such wayward dancing things. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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)

Fantasy allows you to get past defenses. (Elizabeth Moon)

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. (Iris Murdoch)

The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for the discipline to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation. (Tom Naylor)

Down there - in the land of hadrons, quarks, and Schrodinger's cat - things get freaky. The cool rationality of Isaac Newton gives way to the bizarre unpredictability of Lewis Carroll. (Daniel H. Pink)

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)

Truth will flourish in fantasy, only to wither and die in what you are pleased to call reality. (Bernard Schubert)

There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality. (Maurice Sendak)

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's 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)

In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! (Dr. Seuss)

Individual fantasy should always take precedence over issues of collective sexual identity. (Drew Shaffer)

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)

Time may enhance what seems simply dogged or lacking in fantasy now because we are too close to it, because it resembles too closely our own everyday fantasies, the fantastic nature of which we don't perceive. We are better able to enjoy a fantasy as a fantasy when it is not our own. (Susan Sontag)

There is this fantasy that is activated by deprivation and it becomes the motivator. (Robert R. Toth)

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)

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)

Where is fantasy bred, in the heart or in the head? (Willy Wonka)

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! (William Butler Yeats)


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