A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on fantasy and reality

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Zuleika Dobson, 1911

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on facts, fantasy, and world

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 Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

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A Quote by Neil Gaiman on dreams, fantasy, imagination, meaning, pain, power, reality, understanding, wishes, and world

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. Do you understand?"

Neil Gaiman (1960 -)

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A Quote by Lionel Trilling on fantasy and poets

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 (1905 - 1975)

Source: The Liberal Imagination (1950)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on fantasy, illusions, life, reality, and world

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

Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

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A Quote by Edward Franklin Albee III on fantasy, people, reality, and theater

What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement.

Edward Albee (1928 -)

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on fantasy, laughter, life, and nonsense

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on children, fantasy, friendship, happiness, inflation, journeys, laws, life, people, problems, struggle, and unhappiness

There is an island fantasy A "Someday I'll," we'll never see When recession stops, inflation ceases Our mortgage is paid, our pay increases That Someday I'll where problems end Where every piece of mail is from a friend Where the children are sweet and already grown . . . . Most unhappy people . . . put happiness on "law away" And struggle through a blue today . . . . Life's most important revelation Is that the journey means more than the destination . . .

Denis Waitley

Source: Denis Waitley in Seeds of Greatness,

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on birth, creativity, debt, fantasy, imagination, play, and work

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we to play of imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on creativity, fantasy, and imagination

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.

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