Magic Quotes

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The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!
[Magic] [Lord Byron]

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There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits
[Home] [Magic] [Robert Southey]

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Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.
[Inspirational] [Magic] [Sacrifice] [Peter S. Beagle] [Reminding]

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Children see magic because they look for it.
[Children] [Imagination] [Magic] [Child] [Christopher Moore] [Search]

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Can a magician kill a man by magic? Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. I suppose a magician might, he admitted, but a gentleman never would.
[Honor] [Magic] [Killing] [Gentleman] [Susanna Clarke]

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Apparently wizards poke their noses everywhere!
[J.K. Rowling] [Magic] [Wizards]

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I don't believe it,' Quince says with absolute certainty. ' I don't believe anything magical can make someone more in love.' [...] He looks me right in the eye as he says, 'Love is already the strongest magic in the world.
[Love] [Magic] [Tera Lynn Childs]

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Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.
[Paulo Coelho] [Magic] [Comtemplation]

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A song she heard Of cold that gathers Like winter's tongue Among the shadows It rose like blackness In the sky That on volcano's Vomit rise A Stone of ruin From burn to chill Like black moonrise Her voice fell still...
[Fantasy] [Magic] [Moon] [Winter] [Summer] [Elves] [Shadow] [Robert Fanney] [Elf] [Luthiel] [Blackness] [Volcano]

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It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.
[Kindness] [Magic] [Awareness] [Charles De Lint]

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As I look out at all of you gathered here, I want to say that I don't see a room full of Parisians in top hats and diamonds and silk dresses. I don't see bankers and housewives and store clerks. No. I address you all tonight as you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.
[Magic] [Dreamers] [Whimsical] [Brian Selznick]

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That's the beauty of it. Have you seen the contraptions these magicians build to accomplish the most mundane feats? They are a bunch of fish covered in feathers trying to convince the public they can fly, I am simply a bird in their midst.
[Magic] [Illusions] [Erin Morgenstern] [Feathers]

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In the depth a light will grow, A silver shine no shadows know, Like wings unfolding in the sky, That circle 'round a gleaming eye, Turning darkness all away, Even depths will know their day, For every shadow has its end, In light! Life will return again!
[Life] [Darkness] [Magic] [Light] [Wings] [Eye] [Robert Fanney] [Luthiel]

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The spells are made up. I have met people who assure me, very seriously, that they are trying to do them, and I can assure them, just as seriously, that they don?t work.
[J.K. Rowling] [Magic]

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... perhaps the clock hands had become so tired of going in the same direction year after year that they had suddenly begun to go the opposite way instead...
[Inspirational] [Magic] [Jostein Gaarder]

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And this, really, is the story-within-the-story, because if you do not believe that hearts can bloom suddenly bigger, and that love can open like a flower out of even the hardest places, then I am afraid that for you the world will be long and brown and barren, and you will have trouble finding the light. But if you believe, then you already know all about magic.
[Love] [Magic] [Difficulty] [Lauren Oliver] [Overcoming Adversity]

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...The next time I opened my eyes, I was in the morgue. This, all by itself, is enough to really ruin your day. I was lying on the examining table, and Butters, complete with his surgical gown and his tray of autopsy instruments, stood over me. 'I'm not dead!' I sputtered. 'I'm not dead!' - Harry Dresden, Death Masks, Jim Butcher
[Harry Dresden] [Fantasy] [Paranormal] [Magic] [Jim Butcher] [Wizards]

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To have endured all the horrors he did, to have seen the worst of humanity and have your life made unrecognizable by it, to come out of all that the honorable and brave and good person I knew him to be? *that* was magical.
[Magic] [Survival] [Whimsy] [Ransom Riggs]