Quotes for
the Journey:

Magic

   
The world is full of magic
things, patiently waiting for
our senses to grow sharper.

W.B. Yeats

   

We ourselves cannot put any magic spells on this world.  The world is its own magic.     -Suzuki Roshi

   

Without patience, magic would be undiscovered--in rushing everything, we would never hear its whisper inside.     -Tamora Pierce

   
One way can be learned by starting to see the magic in everything. Sometimes it seems to be hiding but it is always there. The more we can see the magic in one thing, a tiny flower, a mango, someone we love, then the more we are able to see the magic in everything and in everyone.  Where does the mango stop and the sky begin?      -Joshua Kadison
   
When you're touched by magic, nothing's ever quite the same again.  What really makes me sad is all those people who never have the chance to know that touch. They're too busy, or they just don't hold with make-believe, so they shut the door without really knowing it was there to be opened in the first place.      -Charles de Lint
    
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.     -unattributed
   
It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff.  The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.     -Charles de Lint

Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated. . .  Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.     -Paulo Coelho
   
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
  
Magic can be found in stolen moments.     -Francesca Lia Block
   
There is no law stronger than that of magic.     -Kian
   
And this, really, is the story-within-the-story, because if you do not believe that hearts can bloom suddenly bigger, and that love can open like a flower out of even the hardest places, then I am afraid that for you the world will be long and brown and barren, and you will have trouble finding the light.  But if you do believe, then you already know all about magic.     -Lauren Oliver
   
Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get.  Because if you keep looking long enough and don't give up, sooner or later you're going to find Mary Poppins.     -Steve Kluger
   
Children see magic because they look for it.     -Christopher Moore
   
We wait all these years to find someone who understands us, I thought, someone who accepts us as we are, someone with a wizard's power to melt stone to sunlight, who can bring us happiness in spite of trials, who can face our dragons in the night, who can transform us into the soul we choose to be. Just yesterday I found that magical Someone is the face we see in the mirror:  It's us and our homemade masks.     -Richard Bach
   
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, people mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, people mistake medicine for magic.     -Thomas Szasz
   
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.     -Arthur C. Clarke
  
Life is magic, the way nature works seems to be quite magical.      -Jonas Salk
   

   
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.     -Roald Dahl
   
That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.     -Charles de Lint
   
All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising.     -Joseph Conrad
  

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Magic exists.  Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?  Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.  It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.     -Nora Roberts
   
When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic.  Magic is just naturally present then.  We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more.  One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone.  We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late, we've used it up.  What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start.  It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.     -Tom Robbins
   
We need not wait for the world to become more mystical; the world is mystical.  Our problem is not that the world lacks magic; our problem is that we don't believe in its magic.  We do not show up fully for life, and then wonder why life is not showing up more fully for us.     -Marianne Williamson
   
Magic is believing in yourself; if you can do that, you can make anything happen.     -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.     -Tom Robbins

   

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