Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.
Light enhances but its shadow deletes, thus giving the picture its depth, its third dimension and its subtractive properties… I believe that commitment and technical skill can be achieved by means of one’s own will and study , while fantasy and passion are more valuable because they are innate and inescapably peculiar assets.augusto de luca
If there's a stack [of novels to review], the unpromising stuff goes at the top and the promising stuff goes at the bottom. That way, I am eager to finish Overwrought Romantic Mary Sue fantasy because I know that will let me read Niche Product That Only the Author, James and Some Guy at JPL Likes.james nicoll
When we do fantasy, we must not lose sight of reality.walt disney
The latest firing had put him at a crossroads: he could continue with the fantasy of being a writer, or he could actually make the commitment.william mckeen
But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.iris murdoch
Being pre-eminently a moralist, he needed a medium that enabled him to illustrate a moral insight as briefly and vividly as possible. Being an artist and sensualist, he needed a medium that was epigrammatic or aphoristic, but allowed him scope for fantasy and for that element of suggestiveness which he considered essential to beauty.Charles Baudelaire
I'm planning, you see, to try to confine myself to the truth. That's hard for an old, inveterate fantasy martyr and [illegible] liar who has never hesitated to give truth the form he felt the occasion demanded.ingmar bergman
I feel like a sailor, or better, like an explorer of the immense universe of art. The artist is a discoverer in search of the keys that open the door to emotions and feelings . Art is the place where rationality, fantasy, truth and fiction mix up in a detonating mixture.augusto de luca
The music I desire must be supple enough to adapt itself to the lyrical effusions of the soul and the fantasy of dreams.claude debussy
A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.edgar degas
It is important that a woman’s “noes” be respected and her “yeses” be respected. And it is also important when her nonverbal “yeses” (tongues still touching) conflict with those verbal “noes” that the man not be put in jail for choosing the “yes” over the “no.” He might just be trying to become her fantasy.warren farrell
As a philosopher sympathetic to Foucault recently remarked to me, Foucault failed in each of his major inquiries and, in desperation, went further afield from his areas of expertise. The History of Sexuality is a disaster. Page after page is sheer fantasy, unsupported by the ancient or modern historical record.Michel Foucault
In negotiating with rejected lovers or husbands, women must stop thinking they can make everyone happy. In many cases of harassment and stalking, it is clear that the woman never learned how to terminate the fantasy which requires resolution and decisiveness on their part. Wavering, dithering, or passive hysterical fear will only intensify or prolong pursuit.camille paglia
I have transcended that phase in my intellectual growth where I discover humour in simple freakishness. What exists is real; therefore it is tragic, since wherever lives must die. Only fantasy, the vapours rising from sheer nonsense, can now excite my laughter.jack vance
For a decade Americans have been steeped in the rhetoric of "zero tolerance" and the faith that virtually all problems from drug addiction to lousy teaching can be solved by pouring on the punishment. Even without a Commander in Chief who pledges to rid the world of evildoers, smoke them out of their holes and the like, we would be vulnerable to the temptation to brush aside frustrating complexities and relieve intolerable fear (at least for the moment) by settling on one or more scapegoats to crush. To imagine that trauma casts out fantasy is a dangerous mistake.ellen willis
Much of good science and perhaps all of great science has its roots in fantasy.e. o. wilson
And when it comes down to cases, everything written is at least in part a fantasy. Except maybe for the national budget. That's horror."A Q&A with Mercedes Lackey...",The Fairy Godmother (Luna, 2004), after the epilogue.
A 4-year-old reading a book about a talking bear, or in my case a bear that hugs trees, it's an innocent little fantasy. If a child loves picking up that book every night, I think the positive outweighs the negative - if there is any negative. I'd strongly argue there isn't.Nicholas Oldland, author of Big Bear Hug — cited in: Graham Slaughter (March 28, 2014). "Is Winnie the Pooh hindering children's ability to learn science? Humanlike animals in books can confuse kids, says study, but authors strongly disagree". The Toronto Star (Torstar Syndication Services, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd.; Accessed via InfoTrac Newsstand): p. L3.
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality .Sir Max Beerbohm, in Zuleika Dobson (1911)
...Mantras are not thought of as products of discursive thought, human wisdom or poetic fantasy, but ”flash-lights of the eternal truth, seen by those eminent men who have come to super sensuous contact with the Unseen.Gonda quoted in Harvey P. Alper (1991). Understanding Mantras. Motilal Banarsidass Publ.. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-81-208-0746-4.
Relativity eliminated the Newtonian illusion of absolute space and time; quantum theory eliminated the Newtonian dream of controllable measurement process; chaos eliminates the Laplacian fantasy of deterministic predictability.James Gleick (1987), in "Chaos Making a New Science”, p.6, quoted in “Basic Social Policy and Planning: Strategies and Practice Methods”, p.63
Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. fantasy shoves you off.ray bradbury
fantasy literature, in its broadest defintion from "Cinderella" to "Beowulf" to Stephen Donaldson, is literature which makes deliberate use of something known to be impossible.Tom Shippey, in "Introduction" to The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994)
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