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  Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are.  
 -  Steve Carell
  

  Magic, like technology, is a tool.  
 -  Mercedes Lackey
  

  Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.  
 -  Ben Okri
  

  The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  Books are a uniquely portable magic.  
 -  Stephen King
  

  We must not let daylight in upon the magic.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.  
 -  Robert MacNeil
  

  What the president announced yesterday, is that somehow magically, if we just continue to prime the pump of taxpayer dollars, we're going to see magically an economic recovery.  
 -  Eric Cantor
  

  Magic is at the core of myths.  
 -  Colin Farrell
  

  Children see magic because they look for it.  
 -  Christopher Moore
  

  Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming.  
 -  Scott Baio
  

  Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.  
 -  Charles Eames
  

  Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  I've said this so many times but there's a magic when you have a really good actor in a really good makeup.  
 -  Rick Baker
  

  I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out.  
 -  David Bailey
  

  The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.  
 -  Camilla Lackberg
  

  I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?  
 -  Christian Bale
  

  The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.  
 -  Blaine Lee
  

  In Sweden, we've moved away from the notion that mothers have some magical, special bond with children.  
 -  Camilla Lackberg
  

  Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location.  
 -  Bob Balaban
  

  But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.  
 -  Bob Balaban
  

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

  I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game.  
 -  Paul Daniels
  

  They developed a platform for me to put up another 12 years, and that was my ticket to Cooperstown. Those were the best years of my life. It was like magic.  
 -  Dennis Eckersley
  

  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
  

  One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  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
  

  It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.  
 -  Conrad Hall
  

  I don't know what to think about magic and fairy tales.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.  
 -  Loren Eiseley
  

  This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.  
 -  James Earl Jones
  

  A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?  
 -  Harvey Fierstein
  

  Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.  
 -  Ben Okri
  

  Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.  
 -  Francis Bacon Sr
  

  Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson, which takes wonder and magic out of the novel, treats not the past but the present.  
 -  Leslie Fiedler
  

  That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.  
 -  Lesley Garrett
  

  I don't think people need to know what colour socks I'm wearing today; I don't think people need to know what shower gel I'm using. There's too much information in the world, and there's no magic or mystery anymore.  
 -  Noel Gallagher
  

  There is no such thing as magic, supernatural, miracle; only something that's still beyond logic of the observer.  
 -  Toba Beta
  

  There's no magic line between an application and an operating system that some bureaucrat in Washington should draw.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  It's not sometimes realistic to think that something magical can happen, but I think I look for the magic.  
 -  Sherilyn Fenn
  

  One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.  
 -  Laurell K. Hamilton
  

  There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.  
 -  Charles Morgan
  

  Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.  
 -  Jose Ortega y Gasset
  

  Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.  
 -  Jose Ortega y Gasset
  

  Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.  
 -  Maynard James Keenan
  

  Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?  
 -  Jon Bon Jovi
  

  In this kind of situation, we tend to cling to his convictions, we believe that, by magic, we are going to recover. Then we agree to drive less good cars and we are fatally more exposed. It is what finally happened to me with Ensign.  
 -  Jacky Ickx
  

  Music is the strongest form of magic.  
 -  Marilyn Manson
  

  One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  The real secret of magic lies in the performance.  
 -  David Copperfield
  

  I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.  
 -  David Copperfield
  

  Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.  
 -  David Copperfield
  

  There is no way I could have ever dared to make a documentary, much less have the money to make a documentary, if it was on 16mm. But, with the magic of digital.  
 -  Lloyd Kaufman
  

  I'm lucky to have worked in theater all over the world, but there's something magical about Broadway. The audiences are smart, they're educated. They go in ready and they're up for it, they're up for the party. It's a whole different atmosphere.  
 -  Hugh Jackman
  

  Logic only gives man what he needs...Magic gives him what he wants.  
 -  Tom Robbins
  

  When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical.  
 -  Igor Ivanov
  

  So let's not use a stylus. We're going to use the best pointing device in the world. We're going to use a pointing device that we're all born with - born with ten of them. We're going to use our fingers. We're going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  It seems inevitable that the magic of the written word will fade.  
 -  Connie Mack
  

  Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.  
 -  Karl Jaspers
  

  Love comes to everybody in many different ways. Attraction is always the first thing, no? But love must be more than that. It must be magic.  
 -  Julio Iglesias
  

  The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!  
 -  Lord Byron
  

  It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.  
 -  Colin Powell
  

  Nature is a petrified magic city.  
 -  Novalis
  

  A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Imagination is the true magic carpet.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Religion is like magic. It is all about tricks.  
 -  Michel Onfray
  

  The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.  
 -  Eden Phillpotts
  

  There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.  
 -  Frank Ocean