Quotes About Fantasy

Quotes tagged as "fantasy" (showing 211-240 of 3,000)
Anna Banks
“It's easy to remember, because dating rhymes with mating, and they're almost the same [...] So your mom thinks we're ma-- Uh, dating?”
Anna Banks, Of Poseidon

Jim Butcher
“Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles. It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated.
- Harry Dresden, Changes, Jim Butcher”
Jim Butcher, Changes

Maurice Sendak
“. . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
Maurice Sendak

Norton Juster
“Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Why should a man be scorned, if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if, when he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls? The world outside has not become less real because the prisoner cannot see it. In using Escape in this way the critics have chosen the wrong word, and, what is more, they are confusing, not always by sincere error, the Escape of the Prisoner with the Flight of the Deserter. just so a Party-spokesman might have labeled departure from the misery of the Fuhrer's or any other Reich and even criticism of it as treachery .... Not only do they confound the escape of the prisoner with the flight of the deserter; but they would seem to prefer the acquiescence of the "quisling" to the resistance of the patriot.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien on Fairy-stories

Charles Kingsley
“The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.”
Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies

C.S. Lewis
“Do you mean to say," asked Caspian, "that you three come from a round world (round like a ball) and you've never told me! It's really too bad for you. Because we have fairy-tales in which there are round worlds and I have always loved them … Have you ever been to the parts where people walk about upside-down?"
Edmund shook his head. "And it isn't like that," he added. "There's nothing particularly exciting about a round world when you're there.”
C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Moïra Fowley-Doyle
“Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.”
Moïra Fowley-Doyle, The Accident Season

Kailin Gow
“There is no law stronger than that of
magic. - Kian”
Kailin Gow, Bitter Frost

Lindsay Buroker
“You can only fight one man at a time with a sword, but, with a pen, you can compose a lecture to bore legions of enemy troops to death.”
Lindsay Buroker, Blood and Betrayal

Diane Duane
“There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.”
Diane Duane

D. Harlan Wilson
“Reality is shaped by the forces that destroy it.”
D. Harlan Wilson, The Kyoto Man

Joe Abercrombie
“Shivers heaved out a sigh. “Just trying to make tomorrow that bit better than today is all. I’m one of those … you’ve got a word for it, don’t you?”

“Idiots?”

He looked sideways at her. “It was a different one I had in mind.”

“Optimists.”

“That’s the one. I’m an optimist.”

“How’s it working out for you?”

“Not great, but I keep hoping.”

“That’s optimists. You bastards never learn.”
Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

Cayla Kluver
“I will never hurt you.”
Cayla Kluver

Garth Nix
“The visions are fragmented and a dark cloud spreads like spilt ink across the pages of possible futures.”
Garth Nix, Lirael

Christopher Moore
“So I am death" Charlie said then turned to his daughter while buttering his toast.

"This is death toast sweety.”
Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job

Angie Sage
“I really like Septimus Heap. he is my favorite guy in the story. I should make you all read it.”
Angie Sage

Robert Jordan
“I'll never forget the first time Davram took me by the scruff of my neck and showed me he was the stronger of us. It was magnificent! If a woman is stronger than her husband, she comes to despise him. She has the choice of either tyrannizing him or else making herself less in order not to make him less. If the husband is strong enough, though, she can be as strong as she is, as strong as she can grow to be.”
Robert Jordan

Juliet Marillier
“We cannot know the future. All we can do is face it bravely. We should take heed of those we love and respect. But in the end, we make every decision alone.”
Juliet Marillier, Seer of Sevenwaters

Michael Buckley
“Are you familiar with that play?
In fact, we're almost living it!”
Michael Buckley, Once Upon a Crime

Clive Barker
“There are things that are more important than the news and what’s happening today. There are these archetypes which are part of the human imagination since humans were presumably imaginative. And I think that’s what [people] find touching, these eternal ideas. It’s one of the things that makes fantasy something that tends to stand the test of time because we’re reading, 50 years later, The Lord of the Rings.”
Clive Barker

Robert Fanney
“Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real. ”
Robert Fanney

Peter S. Beagle
“The last unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Priya Ardis
“You'll get fired if anyone finds out about us!"
"So many rules in this century," Vane muttered.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Patrick Rothfuss
“No hard feelings about that time in the Crucible when you mixed my salts and I was nearly blind for a day. No. No, really, drink up!”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

William S. Burroughs
“In the City Market is the Meet Café. Followers of obsolete, unthinkable trades doodling in Etruscan, addicts of drugs not yet synthesized, pushers of souped-up harmine, junk reduced to pure habit offering precarious vegetable serenity, liquids to induce Latah, Tithonian longevity serums, black marketeers of World War III, excusers of telepathic sensitivity, osteopaths of the spirit, investigators of infractions denounced by bland paranoid chess players, servers of fragmentary warrants taken down in hebephrenic shorthand charging unspeakable mutilations of the spirit, bureaucrats of spectral departments, officials of unconstituted police states, a Lesbian dwarf who has perfected operation Bang-utot, the lung erection that strangles a sleeping enemy, sellers of orgone tanks and relaxing machines, brokers of exquisite dreams and memories tested on the sensitized cells of junk sickness and bartered for raw materials of the will, doctors skilled in the treatment of diseases dormant in the black dust of ruined cities, gathering virulence in the white blood of eyeless worms feeling slowly to the surface and the human host, maladies of the ocean floor and the stratosphere, maladies of the laboratory and atomic war... A place where the unknown past and the emergent future meet in a vibrating soundless hum... Larval entities waiting for a Live One...”
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Julie Kagawa
“ i'm your enemy, meghan. never forget that. if Mab tells me to kill you in front of the entire court, it's my duty to obey.”
Julie Kagawa, Winter's Passage

Jorge Luis Borges
“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

Priya Ardis
“Plus, I happened to be a history nerd. Why else would I be interested in a guy born in the year 519?”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Kate Forsyth
“I think fantasy is best described as a kind of fiction that evokes wonder, mystery or magic, a sense of possibility beyond the ordinary world in which we live, and yet which reflects and comments upon that known world.”
Kate Forsyth

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