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