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A Quote by Terry Goodkind on magic and trick

   "Sometimes if a trick is done properly, it can be better than magic.  In fact, I would go so far as to say a good trick is real magic."
   "But still, it was just a trick."
   The wizard held up a finger, "Results, Richard.  That's what counts.  Your way, those men would have all lost their heads." 

Terry Goodkind

Source: Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1), Pages: 142

Contributed by: Fred

A Quote by Helen Fisher on love, chemistry, romance, magic, and sex

That "ol' black magic" is a fickle force. The chemistry of romantic love can trigger the chemistry of sexual desire and the fuel of sexual desire can trigger the fuel of romance. This is why it is dangerous to copulate with someone with whom you don't wish to become involved. Although you intend to have casual sex, you might just fall in love.

Helen Fisher

Source: Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love, Pages: 86

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Loren Eiseley on magic, water, planet, and inspiring

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."  The Immense Journey, 1957   Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: The Immense Journey, 1957

Contributed by: sailmaker

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on magic, aliveness, and real

There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality. Something living, something real, is taking place in everything.

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior

Contributed by: Kimberly

A Quote by Thomas Wolfe on art, being, reward, spirit, magic, creating, vision, life, and eternity

At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being--the reward he seeks--the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity."

Thomas Wolfe

Source: Of Time and the River

Contributed by: jdp

A Quote by Thomas Wolfe on art, being, reward, spirit, magic, creating, vision, life, and eternity

At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being--the reward he seeks--the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity."

Thomas Wolfe

Source: Of Time and the River

Contributed by: jdp

A Quote by Robert McCammon on magic

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I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. When I was twelve, the words was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see out destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put in the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we’re told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wilderness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad at what they allowed to whither in themselves.

Robert McCammon

Contributed by: Ameya

A Quote by W.H. Murray on boldness, chance, commitment, creation, decisions, dreams, genius, ideas, ignorance, learning, magic, meetings, planning, power, providence, respect, and truth

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!"

W.H. Murray

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Quincy Adams on courage, difficulty, magic, obstacles, and perseverance

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Daniel Hudson Burnham on aim, hope, magic, men, planning, and work

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.

Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 - 1912)

Contributed by: Zaady

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