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The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #0) The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
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“Other people’s judgments were meaningless unless you allowed them to mean something.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Know that the only remedy for love is to love more.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Do as you will, but harm no one.

What you give will be returned to you threefold.

Fall in love whenever you can.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“I’m fated to lose everyone I ever love,” April said. “I already know that.” “Of course you are,” Jet responded in her calm, measured tone. “That’s what it means to be alive.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Life is a mystery, and it should be so, for the sorrow that accompanies being human and the choices one will have to make are a burden, too heavy for most to know before their time comes.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Writing itself was a magical act in which imagination altered reality and gave form to power.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Anything whole can be broken,” Isabelle told her. “And anything broken can be put back together again. That is the meaning of Abracadabra. I create what I speak.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“I just do the best I can to face what life brings. That’s the secret, you know. That’s the way you change your fate.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“when you truly love someone and they love you in return, you ruin your lives together. That is not a curse, it’s what life is, my girl. We all come to ruin, we turn to dust, but whom we love is the thing that lasts.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“This is what happens when you repudiate who you are. Once you do that, life works against you, and your fate is no longer your own.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“For what you can fix, there are a hundred remedies. For what cannot be cured, not even words will do.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Maria Owens did what she did for a reason. She was young and she thought damning anyone who loved us would protect us. But what she had with that terrible man wasn't love. She didn't understand that when you truly love someone and they love you in return, you ruin your lives together. That is not a curse, it's what life is, my girl. We all come to ruin, we turn to dust, but whom we love is the thing that lasts.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Franny entwined her legs with his. She understood why ancient monsters were often made of two creatures, with two hearts and minds. There was strength in such a combination of opposites.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“We never know the end of the story until we get there.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Truth felt light and green, but a lie sunk to the floor, heavy as metal, a substance she always avoided for it made her feel as though she was trapped behind bars.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Her one salvation was the novels she read. On nights when she thought it might be better not to be alive without Levi in the world, she opened a book and was therefore saved, discovering that a novel was as great an escape as any spell. She”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Blue must be worn for protection. Moonstones were useful in connecting with the living, topaz to contact the dead. Copper, sacred to Venus, will call a man to you, and black tourmaline will eliminate jealousy. When it came to love, you must always be careful. If you dropped something belonging to the man you loved into a candle flame, then added pine needles and marigold flowers, he would arrive on your doorstep by morning, so you would do well to be certain you wanted him there. The most basic and reliable love potion was made from anise, rosemary, honey, and cloves boiled for nine hours on the back burner of the old stove. It had always cost $9.99 and was therefore called Love Potion Number Nine, which worked best on the ninth hour of the ninth day of the ninth month.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
tags: magic
“They may be nothing like you, he had written, they may surprise you, they may even repel you when their behavior is out of control, when they climb out their windows and drink underage and break every rule, but you will love them in a way you had not thought possible before, no matter who they turn out to be.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Don't waste time when there's someone you love.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“When you are young you are looking forward and when you are old you are looking back.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“She had lost some of who she was when she lost her beloved.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Rules of Magic:
Do as you will, but harm no one.
What you give will be returned to you threefold.
Fall in love whenever you can.

Meaning of Abracadabra - I create what I speak”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Butter melting on a dish meant someone nearby was in love, and a bird in the house take your bad luck out the window.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“What’s done cannot be undone. What’s set into motion takes on a life of its own.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“She thought she could have what she wanted; she thought she could see the world from above, as if it were a distant blue ball whose sorrows had nothing to do with her. She had wanted to be a bird, but now she knew, as she looked out the window to see Lewis following, that even birds are chained to earth by their needs and desires.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“Love more, her aunt had said. Not less.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
“She’d bought a blue notebook in the pharmacy to write down her aunt’s remedies. Star tulip to understand dreams, bee balm for a restful sleep, black mustard seed to repel nightmares, remedies that used essential oils of almond or apricot or myrrh from thorn trees in the desert. Two eggs, which must never be eaten, set under a bed to clean a tainted atmosphere. Vinegar as a cleansing bath. Garlic, salt, and rosemary, the ancient spell to cast away evil.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
tags: magic
“... she opened a book and was therefore saved, discovering that a novel was as great an escape as any spell.”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
tags: books
“Three hundred years ago people believed in the devil. They believed if an incident could not be explained, then the cause was something wicked, and that cause was often a woman who was said to be a witch. Women who did as they pleased, women with propriety, women who had enemies, women who took lovers, women who knew about the mysteries of childbirth, all were suspect (…)”
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic

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