Fantasy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fantasy quotes, fantasy sayings, and fantasy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein
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. Walt Disney
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
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. Max Beerbohm
Fiction is an improvement on life. Charles Bukowski
The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people. Hugh Hefner
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. Lloyd Alexander
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. Dr. Seuss
All truth is very ordinary. It is peoples fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. Brian Perkins
Fantasy allows you to get past defenses. Elizabeth Moon
People's fantasies are what give them problems. If you didn't have fantasies you wouldn't have problems because you'd just take whatever was there. Andy Warhol
My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy. Claes Oldenburg
Fantasy is one of the soul's brighter porcelains. Pat Conroy
Open the window of fantasy to know what reality can bring. Raul D. Arellano
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. Iris Murdoch
We are lucky that our fantasy is for the picking. We can go back in time, stand still, or go forward. Lida van Bers
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. Maya Angelou
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 mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. Mason Cooley
Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain. Elizabeth Bowen
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
I've always said fantasy is sort of stealth philosophy. Terry Goodkind
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. Jan Harlan
We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay. Lynda Barry
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. Carl Jung
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
I think the more stressful our times get, the more we look for fantasy escapes. Jeri Ryan
Creating fantasy is a very personal thing, but you can't take the process too personally. Joseph Barbera
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
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
When fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away. Stewart Brand
Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. Terry Pratchett
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
Myth is supposed to bring us together, but fantasy alienates us. Dustin Hoffman
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
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. Carl Jung
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. Criss Jami
Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. Terry Brooks
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
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein
When someone told me I lived in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn. Anonymous
Let yourself unwind and get lost in the garden of your mind. Anonymous
Don't forget no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell. Charles De Lint
Right now, we're living in an ugly chapter of our lives, but books always get better! Chris Colfer
Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life. D. Aswini
Relationships are ropes. Love is a noose. Durzo Blint
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
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J. M. Barrie
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape? J. R. R. Tolkien
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
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. J.R.R. Tolkien
The treacherous are always distrustful. J.R.R. Tolkien
There's a time and place for everything, and I believe it’s called 'fan fiction'. Joss Whedon
I’m half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times. Lady Gaga
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. Oprah Winfrey
There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides it self in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when the reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind. Patrick Rothfuss
May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns, and may the moon shadow never fall on you. Robert Fanney
Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books. Ursula K. Le Guin
Fantasy and reality often overlap. Walt Disney
Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy. Walt Disney
All cartoon characters and fables must be an exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. Walt Disney
When I was your age, television was called books. William Goldman
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such shaping fantasies, that apprehend. More than cool reason ever comprehends. William Shakespeare
Where shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly's done when the battle's lost and won. William Shakespeare