"I am accustomed to consider literature a search for knowledge. Faced with the precarious existence of tribal life, the shaman responded by ridding his body of weight and flying to another world, another level of perception, where he could find the strength to change the face of reality" - Calvino.
"It was never just a question of escape. It was also a question of transformation" - Chabon.
"To leap from one universe to another unafraid! That's sorcerer's work!" - Morrison.