What is fantasy?
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
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.