magic

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, magic, purpose, and superstition

MAGIC, n. An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high purpose, but the discreet lexicographer does not name them.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alice Hoffman on books and magic

Books may well be the only true magic.

Alice Hoffman

Source: New York Times

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on cleverness, magic, science, and wisdom

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: On Freudian theories, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)

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A Quote by Aleister Crowley on angels, god, language, and magic

There is a single main definition of the object of all magical Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of Mysticism, Union with God.

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: Magick in Theory and Practice, chapter 1 (1929)

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A Quote by Alan Grant on choice, despair, evil, hell, kindness, magic, and reality

I don't know where hell is . . . another dimension, perhaps, or another plane of reality. As for getting there . . . it's a choice between sinning and being tricked by demons! It's a plane of evil . . . despair . . . and magic of the foulest kind

Alan Grant

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A Quote by Alan Beck on heart, magic, mind, and study

A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind.

Alan Beck

Source: "What Is a Boy?" pamphlet distributed by New England Life Insurance Co Boston, 1956.

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