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    Fantasy is a product of thought, Imagination of sensibility. If the thinking, discursive mind turns to speculation, the result is Fantasy; if, however, the sensitive, intuitive mind turns to speculation, the result is Imagination. Fantasy may be visionary, but it is cold and logical. Imagination is sensuous and instinctive. Both have form, but the form of Fantasy is analogous to Exposition, that of Imagination to Narrative.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    A short life and a merry one, my buck!
    We used to say we’d hate to live dead-old,—
    Yet now . . . I’d willingly be puffy, bald,
    And patriotic.
    Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)