A Quote by Thomas Dreier on affection, hatred, love, magic, and revenge

It is better to give love. Hatred is a low and degrading motion and is so poisonous that no man is strong enough to use it safely. The hatred we think we are directing against some person or thing or system has a devilish way of turning back upon us. When we seek revenge we administer slow poison to ourselves. When we administer affection it is astonishing what magical results we obtain.

Thomas Dreier

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A Quote by Thomas Carew on magic


The magic of a face.

Thomas Carew (1595 - 1639)

Source: Epitaph on the Lady S----.

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A Quote by Tennessee Williams on eternity, existence, and magic

Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.

Tennessee Williams (1914 - 1983)

Source: New York Times

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A Quote by Stephen A. Matuszak on business, knowledge, life, luck, magic, and success

Success in your life or business isn't magic or luck - it is the result of knowledge of the right things to do.

Stephen A. Matuszak

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on body, buddhism, compassion, direction, ignorance, journeys, kindness, life, magic, miracles, nature, practice, teachers, time, truth, trying, understanding, wisdom, work, and world

Our buddha nature, then, has an active aspect, which is our "inner teacher." From the very moment we became obscured, this inner teacher has been working tirelessly for us, tirelessly trying to bring us back to the radiance and spaciousness of our true being. . . . When we have prayed and aspired and hungered for the truth for a long time, for many, many lives, and when our karma has become sufficiently purified, a kind of miracle takes place. And this miracle, if we can understand and use it, can lead to the end of ignorance forever: The inner teacher, who has been with us always, manifests in the form of the "outer teacher," whom, almost as if by magic, we actually encounter. . . . He or she is nothing less than the human face of the absolute. . . , the crystallization of the wisdom of all the buddhas, and the embodiment of their compassion directed always toward you. . . . . . . For me, my masters have been the embodiment of living truth, undeniable signs that enlightenment is possible in a body, in this life, in this world, even here and even now, the supreme inspirations in my practice, in my work, in my life, and in my journey toward liberation. . . .

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 134

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Beecham on difficulty, magic, memory, and music

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)

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A Quote by Shel Silverstein on hope and magic


If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer. . . If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)

Source: a dreamer, come in

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A Quote by Scott Cunningham on earth, force, energy, longevity, magic, mortality, nature, power, and time

Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic. These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long as a thousand years, and tower far above our mortal heads. As such they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power, longevity, and timelessness. An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages, sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place - it is one of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand ancient and new sentinels, guardians of the universal force which has manifested on the the Earth. . . .

Scott Cunningham

Source: Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magick, 1996, p. 77

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on life, magic, mystery, nature, and time

...from the time of Kepler to that of Newton, and from Newton to Hartley, not only all things in external nature, but the subtlest mysteries of life and organization, and even of the intellect and moral being, were conjured within the magic circle of mathematical formulae.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Theory of Life.

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A Quote by Roland Barthes on creation, magic, passion, and population

I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

Source: Mythologies, "La nouvelle Citroen"

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