Enchantment Quotes

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Holly Black
“Tell me again what you said at the revel,” he says, climbing over me, his body against mine.

“What?” I can barely think.

“That you hate me,” he says, his voice hoarse. “Tell me that you hate me.”

“I hate you,” I say, the words coming out like a caress. I say it again, over and over. A litany. An enchantment. A ward against what I really feel. “I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.”

He kisses me harder.

“I hate you,” I breathe into his mouth. “I hate you so much that sometimes I can’t think of anything else.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Sanober  Khan
“sometimes i don't know, which moment
which cool gust of wind will come,
and enchant me
tousling my hair
and my heart,

stirring...that familiar ache of poetry,

which drop will kiss
the old wrench in my soul
reminding me, all over again

i miss you better in the rain.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

Erik Pevernagie
“Some are condemned to remain mere “clock and smart phone watchers”, inasmuch as they are not able to read and interpret the lines of their life or don't even treasure the enchantment of daily captivating moments. If we are not prepared to give some personal time to social time, we walk like blind men through gloomy alleys of our existence. ( " Please. Just a bit of a chat " )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Let us not remain anchored in the quicksand of a waning past, and lose the war on obliviousness, but let us listen to the bracing sounds of new horizons, grasp the enchantment of the fleeting instants and seize the cleverness of the moment. (Could time be patient?)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Life can be a piece of art, a magic enchantment, a fetching fairy tale or an adventurous story trimmed with alluring episodes. But it may as well be a delusive or hazardous act with many wildcat players seeming to be what they are actually not.”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we cannot flap with the butterflies of “happiness,” we must bring to life the cascades of “joy,” conjuring up the spell of its enchantment and rolling cheerfully on the splashing waves of the future. ("Waiting for Mr. Out-placer")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Let us 'time' be a friendly coach, putting the enchantment of each 'present moment’ artfully in a chosen frame of our thoughts. ("Quest for the real moment")”
Erik Pevernagie

Jonathan Franzen
“It was a way of recognizing places of enchantment: people falling asleep like this.”
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections

George Meredith
“just got back from a beautiful eve of winter solstice snowshoeing. my heart was lost and enlivened by both the hush of the mountainous snow world and a very fun irreverence with friends. i shared a solstice quote but did not share this one.

so in the spirit of the year--happy solistice! may there be ever present and growing light in your life as nature unfolds the same in the upcoming months.

"sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive leap off the rim of earth across the dome. it is a night to make the heavens our home. more than the nest whereto apace we strive. lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive, in swarms outrushing from the golden comb. they waken waves of thoughts that burst to foam: you throb in me, the dead revive. yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath, life glistens on the river of death. it folds us, flesh and dust; and have we knelt, or never knelt, or eyed as kine the springs of radiance, the radiance enrings: and this is the soul's haven to have felt." --from _winter heavens_”
George Meredith

Heather Dixon Wallwork
“One day, my lady." said Mr. Keeper, stepping aside and allowing her to join them, "I should hope I would be fortunate enough to see such a graceful, unearthly curtsy from you again.”
Heather Dixon

Toba Beta
“If you still believe in magic,
you're subject to enchantment.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Criss Jami
“To reach only for that which pleasantly enchants you is the least of imagination, if even imagination at all, by the obvious reality of remaining within your means. The greater of imagination is parallel to risk. It extends beyond your comfort zone or haven, or sense of beauty, or what you personally believe suits you in exploration of what may not.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Vera Nazarian
“Incidentally, the world is magical.
Magic is simply what's off our human scale... at the moment.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Mat Auryn
“The psychic witch lives in a state of enchantment, seeing all things as magickal and understanding that the universe is composed of endless possibilities and potential. The psychic witch sees a door where others see a wall.”
Mat Auryn, Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation

Paul Theroux
“I had cooperated. I could not have refused. I was smitten with her, half in love but also afraid, because in my life (and she seemed to know this) I had not loved anyone without having been wounded. Love was power and possession, love caused pain: you were never more exposed than when you were in love, never more wounded; possession was an enslavement, something stifling.”
Paul Theroux, A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta

“Guard and preserve your mystery like a chef who cannot reveal the secret to his best recipes. Remember, if you lose your mystery, you lose all your pizazz and enchantment.”
Lebo Grand

Charlie Chaplin
“Life was menial and lacked enchantment.”
Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography

Diane L. Kowalyshyn
“What can I get you? A glass of water? A gun to shoot me with?”
Diane L. Kowalyshyn, Stage Fright

Giannis Delimitsos
“A good proverb is often the marriage of a Truth to an Enchantment, where Humor is the groomsman and Irony the priest.”
Giannis Delimitsos, A PHILOSOPHICAL KALEIDOSCOPE: Thoughts, Contemplations, Aphorisms

“Few things are more important than finding a home and working at it constantly to make it resonate with deep memories and fulfill deep longings.”
Thomas Moore

Nameetta Sood
“Chanting in group produces a frequency which is very powerful and helps to achieve goals faster..like soldiers marching in group produce a high frequency which may break the bridge so they are told to break steps when marching on bridges.”
NAMEETTA SOOD, Eightt is God

Nameetta Sood
“Light will be dark tomorrow and dark will be light. Light will die and dark will have a rebirth.”

“அடித்துக்கொண்டு பறந்தன. ஆயிரம் பதினாயிரம் குயில்கள் ஒன்று சேர்ந்து இன்னிசை பாடின. மலை, மலையான வண்ண மலர்க் குவியல்கள் அவன் மீது”
கல்கி கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி

“Enchantment arises on the threshold between human activity and nature's presence. It is always a liminal phenomenon, a momentary relationship, made of the right arrangement on stars and planets and elaborate with art by human consciousness.”
Thomas Moore

Diane L. Kowalyshyn
“When her bottom lip quivered, the ice around his heart instantly melted.”
Diane L. Kowalyshyn, Stage Fright

Diane L. Kowalyshyn
“The road to recovery had been riddled with potholes.”
Diane L. Kowalyshyn, Stage Fright

Diane L. Kowalyshyn
“Sometimes she thought Murphy’s Law applied to her and her alone.”
Diane L. Kowalyshyn, Stage Fright

C.S. Lewis
“You must make them establish as a Law for their whole married life that degree of mutual self-sacrifice which is at present sprouting naturally out of the enchantment, but which, when the enchantment dies away, they will not have charity enough to enable them to perform.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
“At nights, one could stand in the courtyard and look up at a rectangle of night sky and survey the stars, but in the daytime the sun bathed the ivy growing on the walls and made the decorative tiles of the fountain glisten. Light, air, and water mixed together to produce a realm of enchantment.”
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

W.B. Yeats
“An old man plays the bagpipes
In a gold and silver wood;
Queens, their eyes blue like the ice,
Are dancing in a crowd.”
W.B. Yeats, When You Are Old: Early Poems and Fairy Tales

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