Only the perverse fantasy can still save us  

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"Only the perverse fantasy can still save us" is a misquotation attributed to Goethe (in a letter to Eckerman). Goethe, of course, never said such a thing[1].

The quote originated in the German film Besonders wertvoll (1968) as "Nur die perverse Phantasie kann uns noch retten".

The book Film as a Subversive Art (1974) by Amos Vogel repeated the quotation at the beginning of the book, probably unaware that it was a spurious quote. The dictum was also featured as an epigraph in Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion (1981).

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