Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Patricia McKillip
(1948-____) born on
Feb 29
US science fiction writer. "She won the World Fantasy Award in 1975 for "The Forgotten Beasts of Eld," the Locus Award in 1980 for "Harpist in the Wind.""

"[Imagination] is best fed by reality, an odd diet for something nonexistent; there are few details of daily life and its broad range of emotional context that can't be transformed into food for the imagination."

"I write fantasy because it's there. I have no other excuse for sitting down for several hours a day indulging my imagination. Daydreaming. Thinking up imaginary people, impossible places."
"Content, it dreams awake, and spins the fabric of tales. There is really nothing to be done with such imagery except to use it: in writing, in art."
"[Imagination] must be visited constantly, or else it begins to become restless and emit strange bellows at embarrassing moments; ignoring it only makes it grow larger and noisier."
"Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Faces of Fantasy," by Patti Perret."
R: "In "Faces of Fantasy," by Patti Perret."
A: "In "Faces of Fantasy," by Patti Perret."
N: "In "Faces of Fantasy," by Patti Perret."
K: "In "Faces of Fantasy," by Patti Perret."

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