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70 fantastic phrases (to inspire and reflect)

70 fantastic phrases (to inspire and reflect)

October 5, 2022

There are a series of famous quotations and fantastic phrases that stir something inside us . They are thoughts of great philosophers, writers and scientists of all times that, for some reason, touch us closely.

Not only are fantasy phrases (in the sense of allude to parallel realities), but they are phrases with a large reflective component that we should all apply to our daily lives.

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Fantastic phrases with which to reflect

In this day we are going to know these fantastic phrases . We hope you like them.

If we have forgotten some famous quotes that are worth including in this list, please use the comments section to tell us.


1. In that other life there is a mixture of something purely fantastic, ardently ideal, and something terribly ordinary. (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky)

Phrase of the great Russian author.

2. To create the fantastic, we must first understand the real. (Walt Disney)

Reality inspires us to create parallel projects and stories.

3. Sex between two people is a beautiful thing; between five is fantastic. (Woody Allen)

Great ironic phrase of the American filmmaker.

4. The fantastic and the unexpected, what changes and is eternally renewed, finds no better example than in real life itself. (Berenice Abbott)

The reality is usually narrow.


5. My God! OMG! I would like to be able to discover what has happened to me. But ... I will dare? I will be able to do it? .. It's crazy, so fantastic, so inexplicable and incomprehensible ... (Guy De Maupassant)

Thought of the incredible French writer.

6. The superior beings created by religious fantasy are only the fantastic reflection of our own essence. (Karl Marx)

The Jewish economist, highlighting the great link between fantasy and reality.

7. Ambiguity is maintained until the end of the adventure: Reality or dream? Truth or illusion? In this way we are dragged into the heart of the fantastic. The fantastic occupies the time of this uncertainty. From the moment we choose one or the other, we abandon the fantastic to enter a neighboring genre, the strange or the wonderful. The fantastic is the doubt experienced by a being that only knows the natural laws, in front of an apparently supernatural event. (Tzvetan Todorov)

This is how the Bulgarian writer positioned himself.


8. We gave, first, a definition of gender: the fantastic is essentially based on a reader's hesitation of a reader who identifies with the main character referred to the nature of a strange event. This hesitation can be resolved either by admitting that the event belongs to reality, either by deciding that it is the product of the imagination or the result of an illusion; In other words, it can be decided that the event is or is not. (Tzvetan Todorov)

Following the line of the previous extract.

9. The fantasy is perfectly respectable. It is more: most of the masterpieces of literature could be considered fantasy or have something fantastic. (...) People talk about "respectable literature", but there is no reason for such distinction. I want everything that can fit in a novel, from the beauty of language to the mystery through powerful characters and a good story. (Patrick Rothfuss)

An ode to fantastic literature.

10. (...) The crush is the same as at 20 years. It puts you life in Technicolor. Everything acquires another relief, everything has another interest. It was fantastic. (Esther Tusquets)

On love and its mystic halo.

11. I wanted to do something fantastic for girls. In Japan there were always many series in the style of the Power Rangers and I love them, I watch them for as long as I can remember, I saw twenty times each and they fascinate me. And it occurred to me to do something like Power Rangers, but for girls. (Naoko Takeuchi)

An oriental look towards the fantasy genre and science fiction.

12. Fantasy plus fantasy can not but give something more fantastic. (Antonio Skármeta)

It only multiplies.

13. For obvious reasons I will have been the first to discover that this book not only does not seem what it wants but often seems what it does not want, and thus the proponents of reality in literature will find it rather fantastic while those perched on fiction literature will deplore their deliberate collusion with the history of our day. (Julio Cortazar)

Disparity of ideas.

14. If I have learned anything in all this time, we all want things to go well for us. We do not need anything fantastic, wonderful or extraordinary. If things go well, we are happy. Because, most of the time, with them going well is enough. (David Levithan)

On the simplicity on which happiness rests.

fifteen.I almost always start with the fantastic element, and usually with the ending, and the rest of the story depends on the intersection of the strange and the closing moment. (Kelly Link)

About his creative process.

16. The great thing about literature is its diversity. (Muriel Barbery)

Thousands of authors, and each with a worldview.

17. I love life. I think it's fantastic. Sometimes it's about difficult things, and when it comes to great things, you have to take advantage of them. (Sam Taylor-Wood)

A philosophy of life very well summarized.

18. I can not be compared to Pele. I need to do much more to be compared to Pele. Pelé is fantastic. And he is unique. (Neymar)

An ode to a compatriot of the Brazilian crack.

19. Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans have lived hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulated, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been more successful than us in being in harmony with the environment. (Jane Goodall)

Phrase about primates.

20. Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we have some fantastic competitors and that keeps us alert. (Bill Gates)

From the creator of Windows and Microsoft.

21. The admirable of the fantastic is that there is nothing fantastic: only the real exists. (André Breton)

Thought of the French surrealist writer.

22. Fill your eyes with amazement, live as if you were dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid in factories. (Ray Bradbury)

23. If life were not fantastic it would be absolutely incomprehensible. (Bertrand Regader)

I would not have a head or a head.

24. Although I'm fantastic, I'm still pretty smart. (Shahrukh Khan)

You can not lose your sanity.

25. Surrealism, then, does not pretend to subvert realism, as the fantastic does, nor does it try to transcend it. Look for different means to explore reality itself. (Michael Richardson)

A definition about this literary genre.

26. Children seem to need, then, a delicate balance between the realistic and the fantastic in their art; realistic enough to know that history matters, enough of the fantastic to make what matters is wonderful. (Eric S. Rabkin)

About the art of educating.

27. The fantastic breaks the crust of appearance ... something grabs us by the shoulders to throw us out of ourselves. I always knew that great surprises await us where we have learned not to be surprised by anything, that is, where we are not surprised by the breaks in order. (Julio Cortazar)

Of the Argentine genius.

28. The fantastic can not exist independently of that 'real' world that it seems to find frustratingly finite. (Rosemary Jackson)

A reflection on the limits of the fantasy.

29. But if you are interested in stories of the fantastic, I must warn you that this kind of story requires more art and judgment than is normally believed. (Charles Nodier)

30. The fantastic is always a break in the recognized order, an irruption of the inadmissible within the immutable everyday legality. (Roger Caillois)

Fantastic phrase about the concept itself.

31. It should be especially emphasized that the fantastic does not make sense in a world out of the ordinary. Imagine the fantastic is even impossible. In a world full of wonders, the extraordinary loses its power. (Roger Caillois)

Another parallel between the real and the imaginary.

32. The fantastic postulates that there are forces in the external world, and in our own natures, that we can neither know nor control, and these forces can even constitute the essence of our existence, under the rational comforting surface. The fantastic is also a product of the human imagination, perhaps even an excess of imagination. It arises when the laws that are considered absolute are transcended, on the border between life and death, the animate and the inanimate, the self and the world; it arises when the real becomes the unreal, and the solid presence in the vision, the dream or the hallucination. The fantastic is the unexpected occurrence, the surprising novelty that goes against all our expectations of what is possible. The ego multiplies and divides, time and space are distorted. (Franz Rottensteine)

Austrian critic's thought.

33. The fantastic is in complicity with the realistic model, in the affirmations made by realism to represent the true face of reality. He points out the gaps and insufficiencies of realism, but he does not question the legitimacy of his claims to represent reality. The concept of "suspension of disbelief", that dear criterion of positivist criticism that supposedly serves to establish the legitimacy of the fantastic, confirms this hegemony. (Michael Richardson)

Philosophical thinking.

34. This world that we like to believe is sane and real is, in truth, absurd and fantastic. (Graham Swift)

You just have to look around to see what arbitrary abounds.

35. Good dreams can be inspirations to bring reality fantastic enough to share. (Jay Woodman)

Dreaming brings us a lot of fantasy material.

36I am a character in someone's book whose end has not yet been written. (M. Barreto County)

Existential thought par excellence.

37. I think the gardens are fantastic, and I'd love to draw, design and things like that. I love just planting flowers during the summer. There is something very humble in that, and natural and beautiful. (Ed Westwick)

An architectural vision of fantasy.

38. I had a fantastic mother who taught me confidence in myself. (Anna Torv)

On self-esteem and good education.

39. It is a fantastic mirror for us to relate to art, to relate to paintings that deal with tragedy, to see Shakespeare's comedies, to read a Greek work ... We have always investigated the clarity and darkness of the human soul, in all These aspects forms. So, why not do it on television? (Holly Hunter)

The art and the fantastic.

40. Einstein's theory of relativity does a fantastic job of explaining great things. Quantum mechanics is fantastic for the other side of the spectrum, for small things. (Brian Greene)

The science of the immense and the minute.

41. Much of my life has been lonely. Fantastic, but lonely. (Kim Cattrall)

Loneliness does not have to be lived as a negative.

42. We did not have any books at home. Not even children's books or fairy tales. The only "fantastic" stories came from the religion class. And I literally took them all, that God sees everything, and I felt that they were always watching me. Or that dead people were in heaven over our town. (Herta Muller)

Essay or novel? Herta Muller explains her personal experience.

43. I'm not a writer looking for the fantastic and sensational. I like the world we have. If there is something special and magical, I have to find it in ordinary things. (Graham Swift)

Daily life is full of absolutely incredible things.

44. The small paintings can be fantastic. But often you can not get a narrative of a small painting. In any case, museums are great places and you want to occupy a little space. (Gary Hume)

45. Many of the best fantasy stories begin slowly, in a common environment, with accurate and meticulous descriptions of an ordinary environment, in the style of a "realistic" story. Then a gradual change becomes evident, or it can sometimes be surprisingly abrupt, and the reader begins to realize that what is described is alien to the world to which he is accustomed, that something strange has slipped or jumped inside of him. This strangeness changes the world permanently and fundamentally. (Franz Rottensteiner)

On the fantastic genre and its magic.

46. ​​Theaters are curious places, magicians' trap boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs remain nostalgic ghosts, and where the inexplicable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine events on and off the stage . Murders, chaos, political intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignments and, of course, dinner. (EA Bucchianeri)

About the dramatic art, of the North American writer.

47. You could start on a path that leads nowhere more fantastic than from your own steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go ... well, anywhere. (Stephen King)

The genie of terror also philosophizes about what might happen.

48. The skill alone can not teach or produce a great short story, which condenses the obsession of the creature; is a hallucinatory presence manifested from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, make him lose contact with the boring reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another more intense and convincing. (Julio Cortazar)

About the seductive capacity of short stories.

49. Depart instead towards the fields of Dreams and wander through those blue and romantic hills where the abandoned tower of the Supernatural rises, where the fresh mosses dress the ruins of Idealism. Let us, in short, enjoy a little fantasy! (Eça de Queirós)

A very lyrical description of an experience.

50. As has already been pointed out, fantasy literature developed precisely at the moment when the genuine belief in the supernatural was diminishing, and when the sources provided by folklore could be used safely as literary material. It is almost a necessity, both for the writer and the reader of fantastic literature, that he or she should not believe in the literal truth of the described beings and objects, although the preferred mode of literary expression is a naive realism. The authors of fantastic literature are, with some exceptions, not to convert, but to establish a narrative story endowed with consistency and conviction of internal reality only during the time of reading: a game, sometimes a very serious game, with anxiety and fear, horror and terror. (Franz Rottensteiner)

About the suspension of disbelief.

51. What if life as you know it could be much more? (M. Barreto County)

The limits of our possibilities are unknown.

52The fantastic in literature does not exist as a challenge to what is probable, but only where it can be increased to a challenge of reason itself: the fantastic in literature consists, when all has been said, essentially in showing the world as opaque, as inaccessible to reason in principle. This happens when Piranesi in his imagined prisons represents a world populated by other beings different from those for which he was created. (Lars Gustafsson)

The description of a world that can not be crossed by reason.

53. But the recurrent ambiguity of the American tale of the supernatural reveals both a fascination with the possibility of a luminous experience and a perplexity about whether there was, in fact, something extraordinary to experience. Writers often delighted in driving readers towards, but not outside, the haunted twilight of the border. (Howard Kerr)

A literary reflection.

54. Rejecting what Adorno called 'comfort in the uncomfortable', taken for the fantastic, surrealism seeks to reintegrate man into the universe. (Michael Richardson)

A reflection on surrealism.

55. Let others boast about the pages they have written; I take pride in the ones I've read. (Jorge Luis Borges)

An ode to lovers of reading.

56. The greatest satisfaction in writing is the unique possibility of living my own adventures. (M. Barreto County)

About the creative potential.

57. If it is to give the imagination wings, count on me. (M. Barreto County)

An invitation to imagine.

58. Peace becomes a fantasy when egos are promoted and facts are distorted. (Duop Chak Wuol)

A reflection on peace.

59. Good dreams can be inspirations to bring reality fantastic enough to share. (Jay Woodman)

About the evocative power of the oneiric.

60. Fairy tales make rivers run with wine just to remind us, for a savage moment, that they run with water. (GK Chesterton)

About the power of storytelling.

61. Do you want to do something very simple but also very fantastic? Then sit in the rain! Shortly after, you will abandon yourself and only the rain will remain! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

An invitation to relax and let go.

62. I believe in the magic we carry in all our actions. (M. Barreto County)

Each action has something else that defines it and that is not seen.

63. I try to avoid saying 'fantastic' too often and 'obviously' is a dangerous word for all speakers. (Gary Lineker)

Tips on how to narrate.

64. Planet Earth is a fantastic destination if you can find this surrealistic feeling of wild liberation. (Talismanist Giebra)

A travel guide that will never fail you.

65. I think it's great when young people infuriate their elders. (Henry Rollins)

This is part of the generational changeover.

66. On the scale of the cosmic, only the fantastic has possibilities of being true. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

A reflection on the complexity of reality.

67. I only know one thing: basically no one is too fantastic, I have the impression that everyone devotes most of their lives to annoying others. (Ken Kessey)

Unfortunately, bad feelings abound and do not allow us to prosper.

68. There is a part of each person entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic. (Aisha Tyler)

We all have this facet.

69. Men are fantastic, as a concept. (Jo Brand)

As a concept, but when we see them in real life, it is another to sing.

70. The fantastic lies precisely in the apprehensible, in the everyday, in appreciating it and finding the magic. (Bertrand Regader)

About our ability to

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