Fantasy Quotes

Norton Juster

Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?

Michael Joseph Murano

Rise like the hero you were born to be, or die the slave you think you are.

Orrin Woodward

The difference between a dream and a fantasy is action.

Svetlana Alexievich

Show me a fantasy novel about Chernobyl-there isn't one! Because reality is more fantastic.. Svetlana Alexievich
Show me a fantasy novel about Chernobyl-there isn't one! Because reality is more fantastic.

Karen Azinger

Life was a destiny waiting to be seized.

Karen Azinger

Seek Knowledge, Protect Knowledge, Share Knowledge.

Karen Azinger

Always give the rabble something to love and something to hate.

Nora Roberts

Anything worth anything can be found in books.

Kyra Dune

I don’t want to kill you, but I must. For the good of the country.

Evan Meekins

War was easy. The hard part was cleaning up afterward.

Evan Meekins

Before I fix the world, I have to fix myself.

Becca Fitzpatrick

I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you.

Frederic M. Perrin

Spread your wings. Fly as far to know who you are.

Dr. Seuss

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

Terry Pratchett

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.. Terry Pratchett
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

Lloyd Alexander

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The treacherous are ever distrustful.. J.R.R. Tolkien
The treacherous are ever distrustful.

Neil Gaiman

The best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not
The best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not imagined the truth coming.

Stephen King

Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but
Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth.

Leah Raeder

Most of the time romance isn't even about love, anyway. It's about escape. Fantasy. Salvation from the mundane. Save me from boredom, from exhaustion, from my undersexed body, from microwave dinners and reality TV, from going to bed alone with a vibrator or a cat. Save me from my desperately ordinary life.

C.G. Rousing

When the mind is free, magic happens.

Jefferson Smith

Wisdom cannot be stolen - it can only be shared.

Jefferson Smith

It is a fool of a shepherd who culls his dogs.

Laini Taylor

Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.

P.C. Cast

Because you are the superhero fledgling. I’m just your more attractive sidekick. Oh, and the herd of nerds are your dorky minions.

Veronica Rossi

In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.

Priya Ardis

He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again.
I pictured smacking him in the face.

Priya Ardis

Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel.

Michelle Franklin

All the friends in the world are in the fountain of a pen.

Kea Alwang

So is this being in love? I stay with the moment, waiting to find out, the space between us fluctuating with uncertainty. The only thing I am sure of is that each time his lips leave mine they are right back again.

Heather Jensen

I wanted to apologize but what could I say? I’m sorry but I’m afraid my fangs might freak you out. Oh and by the way my eyes sort of glow in the dark when I get excited. I hope you’re cool with that.

Rachel E. Carter

I’m not that pitiful little girl you bullied last year.

Rachel E. Carter

People make mistakes all the time –some of us just are in more of a position to leave an impact when we do.

Rachel E. Carter

That somehow, this insufferable girl would become the one person I am forever, hopelessly, madly drawn to against my will and possibly even my better judgment.

Rachel E. Carter

You can be a great man and still be a fool. Many of our country’s leaders can attest to that. Were they still living.

Rachel E. Carter

Three. I had just made my first, second, and third kill. Before I had even obtained my mage’s robes. I bent over and vomited into the grass. There was no pride, no justice, just the appalling sense that I had lost my innocence. That I was a monster.

Rachel E. Carter

He was a prince. There was no hope in saying yes to the boy with the garnet eyes who left me reckless and confused at every turn. There was no future with him. None. Darren had duty. To the Crown. Gods only knew Priscilla and Blayne had spent enough time reminding me of that.

Rachel E. Carter

Someday, Ry, you are going to realize who Darren really is. He’s a prince, and he’s only going to break your heart.

Rachel E. Carter

We couldn’t be friends. We couldn’t be enemies.
So what were we?

Rachel E. Carter

Anything for Byron’s least favorite apprentice. It’s the least I can do since you took over my torch.

Rachel E. Carter

Love Darren? Of course not. Love is for fools not smart enough to see the path in front of them. That’s the difference between you and I, Ryiah. I see the truth and accept Darren for what he is. You just see what you want to see. It’s why I will wear the crown and bear his children while you are left wondering why you were never good enough.

Rachel E. Carter

I’m not like you. I’ve never cared about keeping relationships or sparing people’s feelings. All I’ve ever cared about is power: how to get it, and how to keep it. I told you as much when we met.

Priya Ardis

Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn’t let go until I had to come up for air.

Rachel E. Carter

So how did you do it? What makes the cold-hearted princeling mortal like the rest of us?

Lani Wendt Young

Excuse me? You're the one who was out to mislead me with your alluring bimbo slinkiness! What if I had believed your act last night? What if I had fallen deeply and madly in love with you? You would have had the blood of my love-sickness on your hands, Leila Folger.

Ashley Earley

I am ready for battle. I am ready to fight.

Elizabeth Englewood

Now if only I could spread the love between you two like I can spread this butter.

Susan Ee

He is the one pocket of warmth in a sea of ice.

Jefferson Smith

There is no such thing as helplessness. It's just another word for giving up.

China Miéville

Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd.

Diane Duane

There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.

Patrick Rothfuss

Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.

David Farland

I'd like to emphasize that when a reader finishes a great novel, he will immediately begin looking for another. If someone loves your book, it increases the chance that he or she will look at mine. So there is no competition between writers. Another writer's success helps build a larger readership for all of us.

Julio Cortázar

Skill alone cannot teach or produce a great short story, which condenses the obsession of the creature; it is a hallucinatory presence manifest from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, to make him lose contact with the dull reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another that is more intense and compelling.

L.M. Montgomery

Fancies are like can't cage them, they're such wayward, dancing things.

Raymond E. Feist

I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place.

Charles Baudelaire

He possessed the logic of all good intentions and a knowledge of all the tricks of his trade, and yet he never succeeded at anything, because he believed too much in the impossible. Surprising? Why so? He was forever in the act of conceiving it!

Alberto Manguel

Unicorns, dragons, witches may be creatures conjured up in dreams, but on the page their needs, joys, anguishes, and redemptions should be just as true as those of Madame Bovary or Martin Chuzzlewit.

Marie Brennan

Matriarchy is a time-honored staple for any writer looking to invent an exotic society.

Yahtzee Croshaw

There's something terribly weird about the standard fantasy setting-not least of which the fact the phrase "standard fantasy setting" can be uttered without irony.

Charles Nodier

But if what interests you are stories of the fantastic, I must warn you that this kind of story demands more art and judgment than is ordinarily imagined.

Jerril Thomas Abraham

When you walk,go different roads that take you nowhere,and see your world.

Brian A. McBride

From now until eternity meets its end, you will walk by faith and not by sight.

Ivan Stoikov

Even in the hottest fire there's a bit of water. my The Opposite Of Magic.

Ivan Stoikov

One can fight money only with money! from my Tale Of The Rock Pieces.

Jefferson Smith

You can't believe everything people tell you - not even if those people are your own brain.

Jefferson Smith

Your king is SUPPOSED to explode? What kind of government system is that?

Jefferson Smith

She was every inch the skeletal goddess that had been promised by the bones of her feet.

Jefferson Smith

How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?

Aaron D'Este

Rotten, dirty, back-slapping, wine-quaffing, haemorrhoid-hosting, goat-shagging, fart-sniffing, Crispin-loving, gold-snatching bastards!!!

Erica Sehyun Song

The other one was filled with loud and obnoxious tourists. Always boasting on winning a sand castle competition and seeing who could get tanned first. What a whacky bunch of people.

Destinee Hardwick

I didn't want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn't want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn't make sense.

Richelle E. Goodrich

I read so I might live a thousand lives in a lifetime. I write to control the particulars in those lives.

Alessandra Torre

The attraction of reading is that it allows you to live, for a few hours, as someone else - grants you access to their head, their thoughts, their secrets.

Mike Dickenson

Death is but a dream and life is merely the daydream of death.

Laini Taylor

She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.

Libba Bray

Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find.

Laini Taylor

For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve - like the soul’s version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable.

Suzanne Collins

His dad said even the cavemen had geniuses among them. Somebody had thought up the wheel..
His dad said even the cavemen had geniuses among them. Somebody had thought up the wheel.

Brent Weeks

Words were another sword for the man who wielded them well.

Maggie Stiefvater

Ronan Lynch lived with every sort of secret.

M.G. Wells

Small Acts of Kindness are Priceless

Priya Ardis

Why did you wear heels? How are you supposed to fight a gargoyle in what you're wearing?

Robert Fanney

Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real.

Jim Butcher

Because a sound tree doesn't have bad roots, Amara. No enterprise of greatness begins with treachery,
Because a sound tree doesn't have bad roots, Amara. No enterprise of greatness
begins with treachery, with lying to the people who trust and love you

Patricia Briggs

He didn't say anything more, just waited for me to tell him what I'd been thinking. It was pure speculation, and I was opening myself up to ridicule by saying anything at all. I sat on the stool and realized that I had my loyalties, too.

Vianka Van Bokkem

Unhappy people needs your smile more than Happy people do

E.J. Stevens

Emma was doing something nice for Simon? Hell must be enjoying the snow day.

Michael K. Bialys

The Worst thing that Good could do to Evil was ignore it...

Vianka Van Bokkem

Handsome vampires are addictive

Gini Koch

I dug through my purse for the Glock. There is was, and I realized I'd never set the safety. I decided to consider this a great example of forethought rather than my being the stupidest gun handler on the planet.

Nikolas Lee

Sometimes what we don't want is actually what we need.

Cees Nooteboom

Language is something you inherit, it's never just you doing the talking, which helps when you're pretending.

Carlyle Labuschagne

I had evolved a year too soon, and it nearly broke me

William D. Burt

The greatest help oft comes in harm's disguise, to those with trusting hearts and open eyes.

Priya Ardis

Plus, I happened to be a history nerd. Why else would I be interested in a guy born in the year 519?

Andrea K. Höst

I'm out of tissues for toilet paper too. History notes just aren't....up to scratch

Priya Ardis

If I were to lock you up in a dungeon, I guarantee you would not be bored.

Priya Ardis

The last declaration he'd made to me hung between us. The L word. The one that had nothing to do with like.

Priya Ardis

The combination of razor-sharp wit (completely real) and his credentials (completely fake) had won them over in the end.

Nathalie M. Leblanc

You must try to have a positive attitude. It does not matter how small a person is. One can still change the future. Size is only a state of mind. You know – it is how you use your wits that counts. Nothing can stop us, if we put our hearts into it. Anything is achievable girls, anything at all!

Anna Banks

Nice shack

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