Magicians Quotes

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Deb Caletti
“If you look up "charming" in the dictionary, you'll see that it not only has references to strong attraction, but to spells and magic. Then again, what are liars if not great magicians?”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Lev Grossman
“I have a little theory that I'd like to air here, if I may. What is it that you think makes you magicians?" More silence. Fogg was well into rhetorical-question territory now anyway. He spoke more softly. "Is it because you are intelligent? Is it because you are brave and good? Is is because you're special?

Maybe. Who knows. But I'll tell you something: I think you're magicians because you're unhappy. A magician is strong because he feels pain. He feels the difference between what the world is and what he would make of it. Or what did you think that stuff in your chest was? A magician is strong because he hurts more than others. His wound is his strength.

Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Jonathan Stroud
“He was transfixed at the sight of the lords and ladies of his realm running about like demented chickens.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

Sherman Alexie
“That's how I do this life sometimes by making the ordinary just like magic and just like a card trick and just like a mirror and just like the disappearing. Every Indian learns how to be a magician and learns how to misdirect attention and the dark hand is always quicker than the white eye and no matter how close you get to my heart you will never find out my secrets and I'll never tell you and I'll never show you the same trick twice.
I'm traveling heavy with illusions.”
Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

“Magic is the only honest profession. A magician promises to deceive you and he does.”
Karl Germain

Susanna Clarke
“But the other Ministers considered that to employ a magician was one thing, novelists were quite another and they would not stoop to it.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Deepak Chopra
“Wizards? Do you mean they do things a different way?"
"No, just the way we do,"Merlin replied.With a flick of his finger he lit the soggy heap of kindling that Arthur had gathered (...) A blaze leapt up on the instant. Merlin then opened his hands and produced some food out of thin air.”
Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

Chloe  Benjamin
“When Klara plucks a coin from inside someone's ear or turns a ball into a lemon, she hopes not to deceive but to impart a different kind of knowledge, an expanded sense of possibility. The point is not to negate reality, but to peel back its scrim, revealing reality's peculiarities and contradictions. The very best magic tricks, the kind Klara wants to perform, do not subtract from reality. They add.”
Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists

Patricia C. Wrede
“Thank God!" he said, and kissed her.
Kissing Mairelon was much nicer than anything she had ever dared to imagine, despite the headache.”
Patricia C. Wrede, A Matter of Magic

Susanna Clarke
“I was told once by some country people that a magician should never tell his dreams because the telling will make them come true. But I say that is great nonsense.”
Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

Amit Kalantri
“Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them.”
Amit Kalantri

Chloe  Benjamin
“Klara has always known she’s meant to be a bridge: between reality and illusion, the present and the past, this world and the next. She just has to figure out how.”
Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists

Matt Posner
“Just having a certain kind of attitude can be magic.”
Matt Posner, The Ghost in the Crystal

Lita Burke
“An Enforcer’s style is to destroy all magicians in sight and lap up their essence like a starved cur.”
Lita Burke, Wrath, Prequel to Tredan's Bane

V.E. Schwab
“What is wrong with black? It's the perfect color.”
V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

Chloe  Benjamin
“She had never heard of a female magician. (‘Why are there so few of us?’ she asked Ilya once. ‘For one thing,’ he said, ‘the Inquisition. For two more, the Reformation and the Salem Witch Trials. What’s more, the clothing. You ever try to hide a dove in an evening gown?’)”
Chloe Benjamin, The Immortalists

Amit Kalantri
“Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Susanna Clarke
“It seemed that it was not only live magicians which Mr. Norrell despised. He had taken the measure of all the dead ones too and found them wanting.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Amit Kalantri
“A magician may step out without a purse, but he should never step out without a pack of playing cards.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“All the magicians have 52 mutual friends.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Robin McKinley
“Magicians scorned talking to animals; animal thoughts weren't nearly orderly enough to suit magicians, and were always full of large untidy preoccupations, like sex and death and the next meal.”
Robin McKinley, Spindle's End

Amit Kalantri
“In the art of magic, keeping a secret is the greatest sleight.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Totally isolated from our own culture for long periods, we became vulnerable to forgotten times and tribes re-awakening within us. Our journeys, we found, were to take us simultaneously to some of the least-charted regions of the planet and to the least-charted regions of our own minds. What began for us as the effort to capture a purely objective record of what we saw gradually dissolved into a quest, an odyssey of self-discovery which actually took place amongst the last of the lands of real living kings and queens, dragons and pirates, cannibals and headhunters, mystics and magicians.”
Lawrence Blair, Ring of Fire: An Indonesia Odyssey

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Jessica O'Toole
“Do only the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. They will do the rest.”
Jessica O'Toole, The Price of Sanctuary

“Writers are magicians who create magic with words!”
Avijeet Das

“Magicians use slight of hand to wow you with their tricks.
Politicians use misdirection to wow you with theirs.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

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