Quotes and Sayings about Magic



"During the many centuries that magic, here on this planet, was presumed to have worked, there were at least as many theories as to how magic worked as there were cultures and religions."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Magic, Theories)

"Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Ideas)

"Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: College, Magic, Play)

"Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps."
- Peter Abrahams
(Related: Dream, Magic)

"First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Fiction, First, Magic, Writing)

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Perseverance, Difficulties, Effect, Obstacles, Patience)

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Art, Truth, Lie, Being, Magic)

"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

"The magic of creation has always fascinated me."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Creation, Magic)

"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older."
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Related: Imagination, Power, Faith, Children, Desire, Magic, World)

"Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: Science, Magic)

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Work, Power, Genius, Boldness, Magic, Mind, Will)

"The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Fantasy, Magic)

"To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

"We must not let daylight in upon the magic."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Magic)

"I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Movies, Idea, Theater)

"But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)

"I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?"
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Idea, Character, Actor, Magic)

"I don't know that I believe in the supernatural, but I do believe in miracles, and our time together was filled with the events of magical unlikelihood."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Time, Events, Miracles, Supernatural)

"But the whole idea of the transformation... mystery, transformation, and manipulations - those were the things that Marcel was a magician at. That's his magic."
- Robert Barnes
(Related: Idea, Magic, Mystery)

"I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Magic, Mystery, Serenity, Space)

"People don't understand that that's really what it is. They're looking for a magic phone number or something. And to a certain extent, I understand that, because comedy is treated so much as a stepping stone by a lot of people."
- Todd Barry
(Related: People, Comedy, Magic)

"The first time I sang with David Daniels... I had never performed with a countertenor before. That first time was magic, it was so beautiful. And he's such a great artist."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Artist, First, Magic)

"I wish I had Wonder Woman's magic lasso like her to make people tell the truth."
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Truth, People, Magic, Woman, Wonder)

"Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Sex, Magic, Pleasure, Woman, Words)

"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Music, Difficulty, Memory)

"Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore."
- Kristen Bell
"Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore."
- Kristen Bell
"The world that she lives in is just magical, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen."
- Camilla Belle
(Related: World)

"I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Thought, Learning)

"My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me - this is the truth - so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Mother, Truth, Thought, Ugly, Witches)

"OK, magic boy, let's see who you really are."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Magic)

"I began to believe the fairy tales: You know, how we're all out there looking for our magical missing half."
- Michael Bergin
"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Talent, Idea, Magic)

"There is no magic. There is no secret. You need your sleep. A lot of our society tries to get by, but the truth is it is up to each individual to get their optimal sleep amount. If you get less than that you can get by temporarily, but it's only temporary."
- Richard Berry
(Related: Society, Truth, Magic, Sleep)

"The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Knowledge, Dependence, Years)

"I'd like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago."
- David Blane
(Related: Magic, Years)

"There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Soul, Existence, Magic, Practice, Speech)

"The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles."
- Bill Bowerman
(Related: Magic, Man)

"You can keep yourself alive. That's the magic of being an actor."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Actor, Being, Magic)

"Art is a sense of magic."
- Stan Brakhage
(Related: Art, Magic, Sense)

"So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Animation, Magic)

"Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Lies, Magic)

"But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize that everything happened for a reason. Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place beautifully and magically."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Reason)

"Movies are like magic tricks."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Movies, Magic)

"Making films is sort of like you're pulling off a magic trick. It's sort of like an illusion. It's not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you're wearing to the make-up, to the light."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Clothes, Illusion, Light, Magic, Want)

"Doing the right thing for someone else was like a tonic for me; it was like some magic ointment that made a wound disappear."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Magic, Right)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Science, Force, Magic, Man, Understanding)

"A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Magic, World)

"I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Magic, Want)

"For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic."
- James Broughton
(Related: Magic)

"I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic."
- James Broughton
(Related: Magic, Theater)

"Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Cities, Country, Magic, Spring, Will)

"It's not magic! It's physics. The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright. It's like a spinning top."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Physics)

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."
- Daniel Burnham
(Related: Men, Blood, Magic)

"The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Dreams, Care, Killing, Magic, Man, Nation, Spirits)

"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Magic)

"We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Birthday, Money, Time, Books, Christmas, Growing up, Help, Jobs, Magic, Rest)

"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Books, Growing up, Learning, Magic, School, Teachers)

"Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience."
- Lance Burton
(Related: First, Magic, Old, Years)

"When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Love, First, Magic)

"They were two halves that together formed a magical whole."
- Dick Button
"I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living."
- James Cameron
(Related: Bicycles, Evening, Living, Magic, Sun, World)

"The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors."
- James Cameron
(Related: Actors, Magic, Mind)

"What the president announced yesterday, is that somehow magically, if we just continue to prime the pump of taxpayer dollars, we're going to see magically an economic recovery."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: President, Yesterday)

"I tour with a piano, actually. Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it completely and magically a piano appears on stage and then magically disappears when I leave."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: People)

"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Science, Will, World)

"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Books, Lying, Magic, Mankind)

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

"The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks."
- Humphrey Carpenter
(Related: Being, Learning, Magic, Writer)

"I can write, He floated up to the ceiling, and a baby rabbit came out of his pocket, grew wings, and flew away. And you will believe that it really happened. That's magic, isn't it?"
- Humphrey Carpenter
(Related: Baby, Magic, Will)

"My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Family, Time, War, Mother, Talent, Day, Magic, Realism, World, World war)

"Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Achievement, Creation, Desire, Measure)

"Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Life, Challenge, Magic, Man, Public, Risk)

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Love, Kiss, Alcohol, Clothes, First, Magic, Routine)

"I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic."
- William Christopher
(Related: Life, People, Actor, Being, Class, First, Magic, Play, Profession)

"There was a moth in there, and it still had its wings crumpled up, and it was just starting to pump its wings up. Life continues in lots of places, and life is a magical thing."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Life)

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Technology, Magic)

"Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Life, Time, Painting, Space)

"There's a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam."
- Eliza Cook
(Related: Home, Heart, Footsteps, Land, May)

"Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: People, Magic, Promises)

"The real secret of magic lies in the performance."
- David Copperfield
(Related: Performance, Lies, Magic)

"Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books."
- David Copperfield
(Related: Time, Books, Magic, Old, Years)

"I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Movies, People, Cinema, Film, Magic)

"The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Freedom, Magic, Media, Satire, Want, Word)

"He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: People, Dance, Key, Magic, Production)

"I love the magic of the studio."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Love, Magic)

"The magic's back and we're in a time tunnel, feeling like when we were in our 20s back in the 1970s."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Time, Feeling, Magic)

"Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Science, Wisdom, Cleverness)

"Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Opportunity, Errors, Judgment, Magic, Physics, Practice)

"Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Composers, Spiritual)

"I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game."
- Paul Daniels
"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Business, Magic)

"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Science, Will, World)

"I believe that my whole creative life stemmed from this magic hour under the stars on that hilltop."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Life, Magic, Stars)

"In this movie, you have all the things you love from Tim. All the magic and the whimsy and the surreal, but he also has a fantastic story of a father and son that really gets under your skin."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Love, Father, Son, Magic, Skin)

"Before I was known, I would go on stage and pretend I was other people. Once I pretended I was mentally handicapped. It was really wrong. One time I was a bad magician. And one time I pretended I was a Christian comic."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Time, People, Christian, Wrong)

"Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Home, Name, Spirit, Word)

"The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Love, End, First, Ignorance, Magic)

"The magic of playing has to do with how much everyone wants it to succeed. If you have five players in a situation where the music is being improvised and one is determined it is not going to succeed, it won't succeed even if one of the musicians takes control."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Music, Control, Being, Magic, Musicians, Succeed)

"Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth."
- Scott Dixon
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Children, Doubt, Magic, Will)

"It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Food, Americans, Forget)

"That's the danger of having too much success. You lose that magic, that feeling of not being in control, which I feel now, it's too controlled."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: Success, Control, Being, Danger, Feeling, Magic, Now)

"Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real."
- Donald Wills Douglas
(Related: Dream, Magic)

"I love anything to do with ventriloquism and magic."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Love, Magic)

"I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Age, Language, Magic, Trouble, Words)

"Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium."
- John Dyer
(Related: Magic, Media, Mystery)

"Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Absence, Judgment, Magic, Relationships)

"Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Art, Quality, Magic)

"They developed a platform for me to put up another 12 years, and that was my ticket to Cooperstown. Those were the best years of my life. It was like magic."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Life, Magic, Years)

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Magic, Water)

"There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Truth, Fiction, Magic, Now, Scientists)

"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Art, Thought, Magic, School)

"I thought it was magic to be able to catch something identically on tape and then be able to play around with it, run it backwards; I thought that was great for years."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Thought, Magic, Play, Years)

"There's always going to be comparisons, and that's unavoidable. There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with Magician and have gone downhill since."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: People, Comparisons)

"Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Success, Charm, Choice)

"It's not sometimes realistic to think that something magical can happen, but I think I look for the magic."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Magic)

"Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: End, Magic, Past, Present, Wonder)

"A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?"
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Kiss, Magic)

"That creates the magic, and that's the wonderment of the musical process and how precious that is."
- Mick Fleetwood
(Related: Magic)

"Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable."
- Margot Fonteyn
(Related: Genius, Inexplicable, Magic, Word)

"There is something else at work here that is beyond me - and that is Laura. She has a life of her own. There is a magic in her. The muse is in her. And I'm lucky to have her in my life."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Life, Work, Magic)

"The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Act)

"Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: Books, Children, Earth)

"Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Movies, Romance, Cinema, Magic)

"There's no subtext in Harry Potter really; it's all magic, anything can happen. Why do I say this? Because it's a magic spell. It's quite nice in a way. There is a real freedom to it."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: Freedom, Magic)

"That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Music, Communication)

"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Genius, Inspiration, Magic)

"The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: God, Creation, Magic, Man, Metaphor)

"When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Inspirational, Play)

"The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers."
- Gail Godwin
(Related: Children, Race)

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Magic)

"A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way."
- Caroline Gordon
(Related: Magic, World)

"Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Dance, Magic, Weight)

"People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Change, People, Magic, Will)

"We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Fish, Water)

"Ensure that your script is watertight. If it's not on the page, it will never magically appear on the screen."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Will)

"The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in."
- Benny Green
(Related: Environment, Magic, May)

"I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Magic)

"I'm shorter, I don't have as many freckles as Ron, and I can't do magic."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Magic)

"After being in Harry Potter, I believe a bit more in magic than I did before."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Being, Magic)

"Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Illusion, Magic, Painting)

"The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Illusion, Magic, Mind, Painting)

"Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It's a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Fire, Gold, Magic)

"It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Car, Driving, Feet, Film, Light, Magic, Mystery, Sense)

"One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Magic, Rules, Writer)

"Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Magic, Man, World)

"If I wrote a musical it wouldn't be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Magic)

"Good guy' or 'bad guy', hero or anti hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the character have something magical."
- Rutger Hauer
(Related: Character, Play)

"Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Love, Man)

"One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Engineering, Man, Word)

"The show is being changed right now, by the way. Jeff Burke is doing it for the Magic Kingdom. And I think it will be better, with new birds, master of ceremonies, etc."
- John Hench
(Related: Being, Birds, Magic, Now, Right, Will)

"I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist - got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Food, Banks, Internet, Magic)

"Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence... which we eventually did, but it took a few years."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Existence, Magic, Years)

"It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Magic)

"When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest. I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind, before I had learned to read and write."
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer
(Related: Magic, Old, Parents, Years)

"I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person."
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer
(Related: Life, Men, Animals, Magic, Perfection, State)

"Great liars are also great magicians."
- Adolf Hitler
"They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Women, Folk, Magic, Medicine, Poor)

"Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Quality, People, Magic, Realism, Tradition, Yankee)

"The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Act, Europe, Help, Magic, Mission, Sense)

"Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Art, Truth, Development, Creation, Magic, Reality)

"A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Music, Fame, Magic)

"Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Art, Genius, People, Idea, Attention, Thinking, Yesterday)

"I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Love, Chance, Magic)

"So it's really hard for a horn player to comp. But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms around and find a little magic space where that works, and try to mine that."
- Charlie Hunter
(Related: Magic, Space, Trying)

"In this kind of situation, we tend to cling to his convictions, we believe that, by magic, we are going to recover. Then we agree to drive less good cars and we are fatally more exposed. It is what finally happened to me with Ensign."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Magic)

"If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Famous, Numbers, Stars, Words)

"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion."
- Javan
(Related: Love, Illusion, Magic)

"The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Work, Magic)

"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Difference, Fantasy, Magic, Reality)

"In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Being, Fun)

"Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Fortune, Labor)

"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Hope, Help, Kids)

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates."
- Magic Johnson
"My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That's the key I may be up early, but I'm in bed early too."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Diet, Bed, Fish, Key, Man, May, Rest)

"I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Love, Work, Day)

"I tell you, it's funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Funny, Time, Day, Medicine)

"I want to be here for a long time, so I am going to do everything I have to do to be here. And I want to walk my daughter down the aisle and give her away to somebody some day. I want to make sure I am still here to make sure my two young sons become men."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Men, Time, Daughter, Day, Sons, Want)

"I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Age, Basketball, Career, Growing up, Now, Play)

"I'm from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Day, Numbers)

"The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment, a difficult time."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"If you're a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop. You always look over your shoulder."
- Magic Johnson
"Research your idea. See if there's a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don't know if there's a need for it. You also have to research your competition."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Idea, Ideas, Competition, Research)

"The audience likes their emotions to be touched. They want to laugh and cry and feel good."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Emotions, Want)

"The real story is that I had unprotected sex. That's that. That's easy."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Sex)

"The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Disease)

"Young people want you to be real with them."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: People, Want)

"If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better."
- Magic Johnson
(Related: Work, Attitude, First)

"There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Magic)

"Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?"
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Related: Dreams, Love, Hell, Magic, Will)

"There is no way I could have ever dared to make a documentary, much less have the money to make a documentary, if it was on 16mm. But, with the magic of digital."
- Lloyd Kaufman
(Related: Money, Magic)

"Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Music, Listening, Magic, Play)

"There is no short and easy road, no magic cure for those ills which have afflicted mankind from the dawn of history."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: History, Cure, Dawn, Magic, Mankind, Road)

"Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Children, Magic, Man, Now, Old)

"Oh, I think, watching Magic, him being one of my... I'm one of his biggest fans, and just trying to emulate what he did, going out on the playground, and also playing with older guys."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Being, Fans, Magic, Trying)

"I'm a promoter of the people for the people and by the people and my magic lies in my people ties. I'm a promoter of America. I'm American people. You know what I mean? So therefore, uh, do not send for who the bell tolls 'cause the bell tolls for thee."
- Don King
(Related: People, America, American, Lies, Magic)

"Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Acting, Magic)

"I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it's always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Time, Contemplation, Familiarity, Magic, Spiritual)

"I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets, how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion. Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Poetry, Feeling, Illusion, Magic, Now, Poets)

"I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Love)

"If there was any magic formula, it was getting to pitch every fourth day."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Day, Formula, Magic)

"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Art, Power, Hope, Emotions, Interest, Magic, Moods)

"There's something magical about putting yourself into life. You've got to stand up and take responsibility for your own life and you cannot abandon that."
- Bill Kurtis
(Related: Life, Responsibility)

"Magic, like technology, is a tool."
- Mercedes Lackey
(Related: Technology, Magic)

"Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Compromise, Magic, Tolerance, Words, Years)

"The theater is magical and addictive."
- Angela Lansbury
(Related: Theater)

"Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories, as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon. Sometimes they had magic or religious significance."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Example, Magic, Man, Religious)

"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players."
- Blaine Lee
(Related: Leaders, Magic)

"If you have some magical chemistry that actually find the music you make compelling, that is a big bonus."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Music)

"I just love writing. It's magical, it's somewhere else to go, it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Love, World, Writing)

"Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of LA in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers."
- Jay Leno
(Related: People, Actors, Basketball, Magic, May, Office)

"But we were really locked in to that kind of format, and as the '90s wore on, it became for me more solidified, in that sense that there weren't as many of those magical shows that were just magic all the way through as there had been in earlier years."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Magic, Sense, Years)

"The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Art, Architecture, Want)

"Once a film is made and it exists, someone somewhere is going to watch it and that is kind of the magic of it all."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Film, Magic)

"I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Being, Evening, Hollywood, Magic)

"Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on."
- David Lynch
(Related: Actors, Right, Road, Talking)

"It seems inevitable that the magic of the written word will fade."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Magic, Will, Word)

"Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Quality, Heart, Magic, Mind, Parents, Spirit, Voice, Words)

"Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: Religion, Belief, Being, Beliefs, Content, Magic, Mankind, May)

"Has the world ever been changed by anything save the thought and its magic vehicle the Word?"
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Thought, Magic, Word, World)

"I ain't got no magical powers and mystical trips and all that kind of crap. It's kind of silly."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Silly)

"Music is the strongest form of magic."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Music, Magic)

"It's just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Habits, Magic)

"It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves."
- James Marsters
(Related: Time, Country, Magic, Passion, Punk)

"How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy?"
- Henry Martyn
(Related: Thoughts, Accuracy, Magic)

"There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured."
- Brian May
(Related: Belief, Magic)

"Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Dreams, Men, Greatness, Magic)

"The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Business, Magic)

"That old black magic has me in its spell, That old black magic that you weave so well; Icy fingers up and down my spine, The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine."
- Johnny Mercer
(Related: Eyes, Magic, Old, Witchcraft)

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways."
- Duane Michals
(Related: People, Magic, Provocative)

"Junk bonds prove there's nothing magical in a Aaa bond rating."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Nothing)

"If ever I feel I might be able to tackle it, I'd love to try holding a spear or something in the theater, or opening a door, or anything, just to try it, you know, because it must be some marvelous magic thing."
- Hayley Mills
(Related: Love, Magic, Theater)

"By the way, it was his simulations that helped out in Jurassic Park - without them, there would have been only a few dinosaurs. Based on his techniques, Industrial Light and Magic could make whole herds of dinosaurs race across the screen."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Light, Magic, Race)

"Well, Rhoda was, I think, the last actress that we saw. There had been so many wonderful actresses who were close, really close. But there was no magical epiphany."
- Mary Tyler Moore
"There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder."
- Charles Morgan
(Related: God, Being, Man)

"I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Fear, Censorship, Laws, Magic, Writers)

"Anyway, it fell through because they ran out of money. That was when I learned not to waste your time getting your hopes up or to believe something until it actually happens. We broke up for various reasons, but it was a good band. Jim and Don produced some magical music."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Music, Time, Money, Waste)

"War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing."
- Louis Mumford
(Related: War, Magic, Nothing)

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
- W. H. Murray
(Related: Power, Genius, Dream, Boldness, Magic)

"Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Company, Dancing, Magic, Parents, Singing)

"We have relegated the saints to a pink and blue and gold world of plaster statuary that belongs to the past; it is a hangover, a relic, of the Dark Ages when men were the children of fantasy's magic."
- C. Kilmer Myers
(Related: Men, Children, Fantasy, Gold, Magic, Past, Saints, World)

"To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Art, Power, Magic, Play)

"If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?"
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Fear, Performance, Key)

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Change, Attitude)

"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Art, Perception, Magic, Meaning, Writer)

"Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Policy, Magic, Speech)

"Nature is a petrified magic city."
- Novalis
(Related: Nature, Magic)

"Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Art, Magic, Nothing)

"Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Time, Potential, Space)

"The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Attention)

"Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: Peace, Magic)

"I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you."
- Roy Orbison
(Related: Dreams, Eyes, Magic, Night, Prayer)

"When executing advertising, it's best to think of yourself as an uninvited guest in the living room of a prospect who has the magical power to make you disappear instantly."
- John O'Toole
(Related: Power, Advertising, Guest, Living)

"Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness."
- Ouida
(Related: Beauty, Familiarity, Ugliness)

"There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink."
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
(Related: Pen)

"Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people."
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
(Related: People, Magic, Word)

"Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Chicago, Comedy, Country, Magic, Realism)

"Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!"
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Echo, Magic, Treatment)

"I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It's a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens."
- Ann Patchett
(Related: People, Magic, Years)

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Enthusiasm, Accomplishment, Difference, Magic, Mediocrity)

"Imagination is the true magic carpet."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Imagination, Magic)

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Christmas, Magic, World)

"The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people."
- Tom Peters
(Related: People, Successful, Employees, Formula, Guests, Magic)

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Eden Phillpotts
(Related: Universe, Waiting)

"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment."
- Plato
(Related: Men)

"The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Childhood, Loss, Magic, Wonder)

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Work, Dream, Determination, Hard work, Magic, Reality)

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Day, Magic, Waiting)

"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Bed, First, Snow, World)

"The site I landed on feels much more isolated than it really is; it's almost magical. Within its limited radius, there was a whole range of the local ecology."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Ecology)

"After the magical act accomplished by Joyce with Ulysses, perhaps we are getting away from it."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: Act)

"There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Being, Magic, Waiting)

"Perfect Night has that magic and it has the raw energy that grabs you by the throat."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Energy, Magic, Night)

"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Loss, Magic)

"My impression, is that prayer is one of the most basic forms of magic. That it's harnessing the powers of your mind."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Impression, Magic, Mind, Prayer)

"My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Idea, Magic)

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Business, Government, Soul, Force, Magic, Poor)

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Love, Soul, Heart, Delight, Magic, Practice)

"We're all Americans trying to compete. Magic was competing for his team and Larry for his team."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Americans, Magic, Trying)

"I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Nature, Being, Boston, Magic, Years)

"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Success)

"If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing, sometimes magic happens."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Magic)

"I really don't believe in magic."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Magic)

"You do it for the highs, when you're totally engrossed and everything's flowing and whatever you want, you get. It's like magic. That's why you play the game. That's what it's for. That's why you work."
- Greg Rusedski
(Related: Work, Magic, Play, Want)

"When you're young, you don't know what you don't know, so it's easier to get into that magical thing."
- Greg Rusedski
"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Waiting, World)

"He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn't keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Actor, Eyes)

"There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline."
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
(Related: Work, Discipline, Magic, Problems, Solution)

"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them."
- Bruce Scheneier
(Related: Computers, People)

"One of the workshop participants had shown me a single 8 X 10 photograph of a power plant where he actually was the general manager of this power cooperative. It was quite magical to me."
- John Sexton
(Related: Power, Manager)

"We all start in this medium because of the magic and the challenge is to keep it going."
- John Sexton
(Related: Challenge, Magic)

"For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom."
- John Sexton
(Related: Magic, Moments, Photography, Printing)

"Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: People, Comedy, Humility, Magic)

"I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Poetry, Time, Magic, Man, Naps, Will)

"I've spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Gold)

"We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Art, Work, Fortune, Magic, Worth)

"Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand - the one doing the important job - unnoticed."
- David K. Shipler
(Related: Eye, Job)

"So, when the special effects are at the service of the story and draw you into it, that is really the magic."
- Bill Sienkiewicz
(Related: Magic, Service)

"People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Music, People, Magic, Perfection)

"In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Religion, May, Nothing, State, Terror)

"When I finally made it to the set, I spent a lot of time doing damage control on The Magic Christian."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Time, Control, Christian, Magic)

"Twenty games is the magic figure for pitchers - .300 is the magic figures for batters. It pays off in salary and reputation. And those are the two things that keep a ballplayer in business."
- Warren Spahn
(Related: Business, Games, Magic, Reputation)

"Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Time, Magic)

"Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything."
- Rick Springfield
(Related: Magic, Mission, Reason)

"Oh man. If I had magic powers... I would hope that I would use them for good. I think I would. But I would do something pretty trivial like making traffic disappear."
- Nick Stahl
(Related: Hope, Magic, Man, Pretty)

"If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: Future, Magic)

"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Light, Plants, Trees)

"What I do is not some magical, mystical thing. I simply get up in the morning, get to work on time, say my lines, and do the best I can."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Work, Time)

"Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Successful, Adversity, Lies, Magic, Man)

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Life, Truth, Courage, Integrity, Living, Magic, Right)

"The world is its own magic."
- Shunryu Suzuki
(Related: Magic, World)

"You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Chance, Film, Magic)

"A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Magic, Vacation)

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Men, Religion, Science, Mistake, Magic, Medicine, Now)

"Being a parent is too complicated and emotional a task for magical techniques and miracle cures."
- Ron Taffel
(Related: Being)

"Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Power, Feelings, Magic, Word, Words)

"I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Birthday, Night, Party)

"I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice."
- Debi Thomas
(Related: Thought)

"One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a sane person would have to consume to believe that a frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers."
- Mark Thomas
(Related: Magic, Police)

"Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward."
- Andrea Thompson
(Related: Life, Acting, Ballet, First, Journey, Magic, Mystery, Sense, Smile, Wonder)

"There is no one magic move or secret that creates victory, but lots of little items that when added together can make you victorious."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Victory, Magic)

"I know the difference between black magic and white magic."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Difference, Magic)

"When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic."
- Nia Vardalos
(Related: Dad, Magic, Theatre, Want)

"In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Hollywood)

"When is it too late to say it's still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future."
- Bob Verdi
(Related: Future, Magic, Now, Present)

"There's only one word for that - magic darts!"
- Sid Waddell
(Related: Magic, Word)

"One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Learning, Magic)

"'What's My Line' 1971 was a magical experience as I was still in my teens, and it was my first appearance. You know how they say you never forget 'your first'!"
- Randy West
(Related: Experience, Appearance, First, Forget)

"I wanted to do - there was this film called 'Magic' that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don't want any comedians in this."
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Comedians, Film, Want, Writer)

"And where does magic come from? I think that magic's in the learning."
- Dar Williams
(Related: Learning, Magic)

"Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around."
- Terri Windling
(Related: American, Literature, Magic, Popularity, Realism)

"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Experience, Logic, Magic, Thinking, Will)

"Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone."
- Alicia Witt
(Related: Change, Attitude, Acting)

"I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Movies, Dawn, Magic)

"Rekindle the joy yachtsman that lies deep inside of you; share magic crystals and watch it grow!"
- Isabel Yosito
(Related: Deep, Joy, Lies, Magic)