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.
There seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make believe.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
Every person should have their escape route planned. I think everyone has an apocalypse fantasy, what would I do in the event of the end of the world, and we just basically - me and Nick - said what would we do, where would we head?
I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'.
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
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.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
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 any talent for abstract, positive knowledge.
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.
Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters
Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all.
Abandon the search for Truth; settle for a good fantasy
We live under continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror. It is fantasy, served out in large rations by the popular arts, which allows most people to cope with these twin specters.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
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.
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