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. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
I think it's very much a men's thing to be able to have that fantasy to kill the beast.
When I write I simply follow my heart. And my flights of fantasy. It is not done with a conscious effort. I'm continually inspired and write reflexively.
I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy.
Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.
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.
Ive never seen myself as a fantasy writer-ever.
The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.
I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
The Lord of the Rings movie set an entirely new standard for fantasy in the movies.
If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own.
When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it.
But I never let a fantasy get away, because I always stop to analyze it.
My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.
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.
I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
That's when we decided to stop in '66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
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