Posts Tagged: reality

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

Arthur C. Clarke on reading becoming reality

“I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I’m rather proud of the fact that

Arthur C. Clarke on reading becoming reality

“I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I’m rather proud of the fact that

On playing pretend

There is one thing I cannot abide in children’ books (or any books) – the dream ending. The  ‘but then he woke up’ ending. I think it is the biggest cheat in the world – you don’t have to tie

On playing pretend

There is one thing I cannot abide in children’ books (or any books) – the dream ending. The  ‘but then he woke up’ ending. I think it is the biggest cheat in the world – you don’t have to tie

Cornelia Funke on characters on the page

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”  – Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke on characters on the page

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”  – Cornelia Funke

J. R. R. Tolkien on dreams

‘A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.’ – J. R. R. Tolkien   Got a free bag at work today with that quote printed on it. I think I have a new favourite bag! (It also has

J. R. R. Tolkien on dreams

‘A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.’ – J. R. R. Tolkien   Got a free bag at work today with that quote printed on it. I think I have a new favourite bag! (It also has