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Magic Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about magic
  1. #1
    “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”
  2. #2
    “Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
    Eddie touched a troll,
    Laurie danced with witches once,
    Charlie found some goblins’ gold.
    Donald heard a mermaid sing,
    Susy spied an elf,
    But all the magic I have known
    I’ve had to make myself.”
  3. #3
    “Then what is magic for?” Prince Lír demanded wildly. “What use is wizardry if it cannot save a unicorn?” He gripped the magician’s shoulder hard, to keep from falling.
    Schmendrick did not turn his head. With a touch of sad mockery in his voice, he said, “That’s what heroes are for.”
  4. #4
    In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians.
  5. #5
    “Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language . . . ”
  6. #6
    “But all the magic I have known
    I’ve had to make myself.”
  7. #7
    “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    concept
    Magic
  8. #8
    “I never knowed it by that name but what does th’ name matter? I warrant they call it a different name i’ France an’ a different one i’ Germany. Th’ same thing as set th’ seeds swellin’ an’ th’ sun shinin’ made thee a well lad an’ it’s th’ Good Thing. It isn’t like us poor fools as think it matters if us is called out of our names. Th’ Big Good Thing doesn’t stop to worrit, bless thee. It goes on makin’ worlds by th’ million—worlds like us. Never thee stop believin’ in th’ Big Good Thing an’ knowin’ th’ world’s full of it—an’ call it what tha’ likes. Tha’ wert singin’ to it when I come into th’ garden.”
  9. #9
    “Yer a wizard Harry.”
  10. #10
    “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
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adventure
The Minpins
alligators and crocodiles
The Enormous Crocodile
World War 2 · airplanes
The Gremlins
silly · alligators and crocodiles · mischief
Dream Big and Other Life Lessons from the Enormous Crocodile
friendship · imagination · inspired by classic literature
Wonderful, Wicked, and Whizzpopping
inspired by classic literature · imagination · magic
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More
magic · Halloween · witches
The Witches
  1. #11
    “Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.”
  2. #12
    “I’ve always wanted to use that spell.”
  3. #13
    “A little magic can take you a long way.”
  4. #14
    “She was feeling curiously elated. She felt as though she had touched something that was not quite of this world, the highest point of the heavens, the farthest star. She had felt most wonderfully the power surging up behind her eyes, gushing like a warm fluid inside her skull, and her eyes had become scorching hot, hotter than ever before, and things had come bursting out of her eye-sockets and then the piece of chalk had lifted itself up and had begun to write. It seemed as though she had hardly done anything, it had all been so simple.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    Matilda
    character
    Matilda
    concept
    Magic
  5. #15
    “You would be amazed how many magicians have died after being bitten by mad rabbits. It’s far more common than you might think.”
  6. #16
    Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something were pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden—in all the places. The Magic in this garden has made me stand up and know I am going to live to be a man.
  7. #17
    “This is a magical place,” I said. “Everything shines here.” “You must stop yourself from thinking like that,” Dr. Kerry said, his voice raised. “You are not fool’s gold, shining only under a particular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were. It was always in you. Not in Cambridge. In you. You are gold. And returning to BYU, or even to that mountain you came from, will not change who you are. It may change how others see you, it may even change how you see yourself—even gold appears dull in some lighting—but that is the illusion. And it always was.”
  8. #18
    The reindeer were excited. They pranced and paced, ringing the silver sleigh bells that hung from their harnesses. It was a magical sound, like nothing I’d ever heard.
  9. #19
    “Because we are playing with mysterious forces, my child, that we know nothing about. I do not think they are evil. They may be good. They may even be divine. But whether they are or not, let us handle them carefully.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    Matilda
    characters
    MatildaMiss Honey
    concept
    Magic
  10. #20
    ″‘Up to now,’ Miss Honey went on, ‘I have found it impossible to talk to anyone about my problems. I couldn’t face the embarrassment, and anyway I lack the courage. Any courage I had was knocked out of me when I was young. But now, all of a sudden I have a sort of desperate wish to tell everything to somebody. I know you are only a tiny little girl, but there is some kind of magic in you somewhere. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.‘”
  11. #21
    When I was going to try to stand that first time Mary kept saying to herself as fast as she could, ‘You can do it! You can do it!’ and I did. I had to try myself at the same time, of course, but her Magic helped me—and so did Dickon’s. Every morning and evening and as often in the daytime as I can remember I am going to say, ‘Magic is in me! Magic is making me well! I am going to be as strong as Dickon, as strong as Dickon!’ And you must all do it, too. That is my experiment Will you help, Ben Weatherstaff?”
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