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

William Shakespeare
“Through the forest have I gone.
But Athenian found I none,
On whose eyes I might approve
This flower's force in stirring love.
Night and silence.--Who is here?
Weeds of Athens he doth wear:
This is he, my master said,
Despised the Athenian maid;
And here the maiden, sleeping sound,
On the dank and dirty ground.
Pretty soul! she durst not lie
Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy.
Churl, upon thy eyes I throw
All the power this charm doth owe.
When thou wakest, let love forbid
Sleep his seat on thy eyelid:
So awake when I am gone;
For I must now to Oberon.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

“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

“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

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

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

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

Larry  Colker
“Enchantment, even for a day, can make a whole life bearable.”
Larry Colker, Amnesia and Wings

“Truth is, whether we like it or not, we’re bound to outgrow the concept of love overtime. It has to be renewed, and the only way to renew it is through our sensuality. So constantly upgrading your own sensuality is a must; it’s how you stay at the leading edge of your love life.”
Lebo Grand

Janet Hill
“You see, a spell is essentially like a recipe. It needs ingredients - just as a loaf of bread will require flour, yeast, water, and sugar. But that bread isn't going to bake on its own unless you add the energy - or heat, so to speak.”
Janet Hill, Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House

“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

“We're invited to pay attention to the enchanted world around us in a new way, to be open to the possibility of an encounter with God at every moment.”
Mike Cosper, Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World

“Stop using love as a security. Sensuality is the new security.”
Lebo Grand

Sasha Graham
“The heart of magic hasn't to do with any result; rather, it propels the practitioner to the source of all experience. ~ Llewellyn's Magical Almanac”
Sasha Graham, Tarot Diva: Ignite Your Intuition, Glamourize Your Life, Unleash Your Fabulousity!

“Love is old security. Sensuality is new security.”
Lebo Grand

Walter Benjamin
“In short, in contrast to the magician - who is still hidden in the medical practitioner – the surgeon at the decisive moment abstains from facing the patient man to man; rather, it is through the operation that he penetrates into him.
Magician and surgeon compare to painter and cameraman. The painter maintains in his work a natural distance from reality, the cameraman penetrates deeply into its web. There is a tremendous difference between the pictures they obtain. That of the painter is a total one, that of the cameraman consists of multiple fragments which are assembled under a new law. Thus, for contemporary man the representation of reality by the film is incomparably more significant than that of the painter, since it offers, precisely because of the thoroughgoing permeation of reality with mechanical equipment, an aspect of reality which is free of all equipment. And that is what one is entitled to ask from a work of art.”
Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: An Influential Essay of Cultural Criticism; the History and Theory of Art

“Stop using live as a security. Sensuality is the new security.”
Lebo Grand

“Sensual eyes give us the ability to see what is not there in what is there.”
Lebo Grand

“Sensuality is an addictive eternity on earth.”
Lebo Grand

William Shakespeare
“Methought I was enamoured of an ass.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Janet Hill
“...an enchantment requires three things: a spell, an energy source, and a conduit.”
Janet Hill, Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House

Cornelia Funke
“The Dragon-fire!" cried Twigleg, "I read about it in that book. The book the professor gave you. It can--"
"It can turn enchanted creatures back into their real shapes," said Barnabas Greenbloom, looking thoughtfully up at the sky, "Yes, so they say. But what makes you think those are enchanted ravens, my dear Twigleg?"
"I...I..." Twigleg sensed Sorrel looking at him distrustfully. He made haste to climb back on Ben's shoulder. But the boy, too, was looking at him curiously.
"Yes, what makes you think so, Twigleg?" he asked. "Is it just their red eyes.”
"Exactly!" cried the homunculus, in relief. "Their red eyes. Precisely. Everyone knows that enchanted creatures have red eyes."
"Really?" Vita Greenbloom looked at her husband. "Have you ever heard such a thing, Barnabas?"
The professor shook his head.
"You have red eyes yourself," growled Sorrel, looking at the manikin.
"Of course I do!" Twigleg snapped back at her. "A homunculus is an enchanted creature, right?”
Cornelia Funke, Dragon Rider

“Sensuality is the new luxury.”
Lebo Grand

Jerry Spinelli
“Enchanted places cannot be created, they can only be discovered.”
Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl

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