quote by Tuomas Holopainen

All in all, I think that out of all musical genres, the world of metal is the most escapist one. Metal is also music for people who think for themselves. I think metalheads are smart people who possess a healthy dose of self-irony and a good sense of humor, and that appeals to me. I felt a strong affinity with the scene from the first moment on.

— Tuomas Holopainen

Charming Escapist quotations

Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory.

If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!

Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory.

If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?

It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol - things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them.

My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans.

Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.

I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash.

There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.

I'm an escapist kind of writer.

Modern man is a hard driven nomad without any stability, not (as the Bible has it) a wanderer or a pilgrim, but a refugee-an escapist. Instead of meditation and reflection there is only speed, fear and “distraction.

Fake realism is the escapist literature of our time.

And probably the ultimate escapist reading is that masterpiece of total unreality, the daily stock market report.

People do accuse me of being just decorative or an escapist - well I am.

That's what I do. I am other things as well. I transcend the song and give it a different meaning.

The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world.

In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.

Nearly all the Escapists in the long past have managed their own budget and their social relations so unsuccessfully that I wouldn't want them for my landlords, or my bankers, or my neighbors. They were valuable, like powerful stimulants, only when they were left out of the social and industrial routine.

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?

I think it is good escapist entertainment even though it's bad.

It's time to start recognizing that not all escapist entertainment is created equal. And that some of it isn't even entertainment. "Miss March" is, to use the vernacular of the escapist moviegoer, the biggest pile of crap I've seen in ages.

You can't just have stuff that is free and escapist, you have to have stuff that is confrontational as well. You need stuff that is mystical but you need the realism too.

People want to see big, escapist fare. They don't want to be challenged to think.

I am fine, though it is hard to think of what kind of work to make at this point, other than decorative, escapist or abstract. I suppose I'll explore one or all of these things.

Escapist literature gets a bad rap. But I think escape is important for a lot of people in a lot of places.

This is who I am Escapist Paradise Seeker Farewell, time to fly Out of sight Out of time Away from all lies

I stand, limited primitive, sentimentalist, escapist The way I shape this landscape, automatically makes this, vivid I give it a rivet, hold it, stand at the pivot I love it, learn to live it, then give you my exhibit

Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory

Escape into the dream. Escape, a key thing charged against these drugs, that they are for escapists. I think the people who make this charge hardly dare dream to what degree they are escapist.

I'm not an escapist, but the value of language is that it can create places that did not exist before. And so language for me doesn't reflect the world, it extends the world, so that it becomes larger and more fantastic and less mired in this school shooting bullshit. It actually builds a future - that's how evolution occurs.

The Sims is an escapist vehicle for people who want to escape to where they already are, which is why I thought this game was made precisely for me.

The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time.

If I have a rare Saturday night when I can go out to see a movie, I look at the paper and I go, 'Hmm, what's the best medicine for my mind?' I'm going, 'What's the most escapist, fun entertainment I can go to?' So I think that's number one, first and foremost, because that's why I think people go to movies. It's a bonus that there's something real.

I think the country needs a good laugh.

There are so many things dividing us right now, in the real world, that the timing is right for escapist entertainment that makes you feel better about your own family. If this family can survive, than everyone has got a chance.

We have to accept as a society that games are not escapist. They really do change us.

All the more a cheesy musical seems fake, so it requires a level of honesty to be injected or an acknowledgement of that which is fake and fun about musicals, and it isn't necessarily escapist. Like there are great musicals like Once, which feel very almost like a mumblecore musical. I love Once. It's great.

Most people who are on the road are pretty damaged.

It's an escapist's life. It's not a life that forces you to look in the mirror at where you're at and what you're doing. It's one where you leave the mirror behind. I think that appeals to something in all of us. On the open road, all of your regrets are out the window.

I like to watch MTV for escapist pleasure, but when I saw Snooki, I saw my twin.

I couldn't lose myself in the show anymore because there I was.

One filmmaker makes films that are deep, intellectual, profound and confrontational. And the other one makes purely vacuous, escapist films. I'm not sure the one who makes escapist films is making a poorer contribution than the one who makes the deeper films.

Real life is generally much duller and inevitably sadder, most of the time.

In film, you control everything that's going on, so you can indulge the most fantastic, romantic, escapist feelings and fantasies. You can do anything you want. That's why it's very seductive and pleasurable to earn your living making movies because you're not living in the real world.

More than ever, movies reveal themselves as healing, as helpful, as encouraging, as escapist - anything that makes someone get through their day in these times. It's the best form of entertainment, and it's still arguably the most inexpensive form of entertainment.