„Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.“
„My faith is in the unknown, in all that we do not understand by reason; I believe that what is beyond our comprehension is a simple fact in other dimensions,“
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
Context: I believe that faith is a precursor of all our ideas. Without faith, there never could have evolved hypothesis, theory, science or mathematics. I believe that faith is an extension of the mind. It is the key that negates the impossible. To deny faith is to refute oneself and the spirit that generates all our creative forces. My faith is in the unknown, in all that we do not understand by reason; I believe that what is beyond our comprehension is a simple fact in other dimensions, and that in the realm of the unknown there is an infinite power for good. My Autobiography, p. 291
„True, no man can be wholly apart from his fellows. But, if each of us is a promontory, yet the promontory reaches out beyond the social mainland to a point where others cannot intrude. Beyond that point lies an unexplorable lonesomeness, a unique privacy. It is a no-other-man's land, for others can't penetrate it, can't communicate with it.“
— Jerome Frank American jurist 1889 - 1957
Judge Learned Hand, reprinted in A Man's Reach: The Philosophy of Judge Jerome Frank (1965), page 49.
„To move towards harmony is the persistent impulse of the rational being, even if the goal lies always beyond the reach of accomplished effort.“
— Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse British sociologist 1864 - 1929
Chapter VI, The Heart Of Liberalism, p. 69.
„The object of my worship lies beyond perception's reach;
For men who see, the Ka'aba is a compass, nothing more.“
— Ghalib Urdu-Persian poet 1796 - 1869
„One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality.“
— George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001
Context: From the Hindu perspective, each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One's values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality. Introduction to Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead (1970) by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; this paraphrases some statements from An Autobiography of a Yogi (1948) by Paramahansa Yogananda
„And you know the reason I really love the stars is that we cannot hurt them.
We can't burn them or melt them or make them overflow. We can't flood them or blow them up or turn them out.
But we are reaching for them.
We are reaching for them.“
— Laurie Anderson American musician 1947
"Another Day in America" (2010)
„There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.“
— Rod Serling American screenwriter 1924 - 1975
Context: There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. First introduction to The Twilight Zone television series; first episode (2 October 1959).
„What world lies beyond that stormy sea I do not know, but every ocean has a distant shore, and I shall reach it.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
— Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
„This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Context: This is what Wisdom means: To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words. If you are fortunate enough to be Awakened thus, you will know why the finest language is the one that is not spoken, the finest action is the one that is not done and the finest change is the one that is not willed. Introduction
„Advertising reaches out to touch the fantasy part of people's lives. And you know, most people's fantasies are pretty sad.“
— Frederik Pohl American science fiction writer and editor 1919 - 2013
The Way The Future Was, (autobiography, 1978)
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Cat's Eye (1988)
„Novels are the Socratic dialogs of our time. This free form has become the refuge of common sense in its flight from pedantry.“
— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), “Critical Fragments,” § 26
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000