66 Short Magic Quotes to Spark Your Imagination

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Everyone has seen magic tricks at one time or another. But magic quotes, well they are not so common. As children we loved to watch some of the mystifying things magicians did.

Some of us even did magic tricks ourselves. For example I used to love to do card magic tricks. I’d even fool the adults who were in wonderment as I pulled their named card from the deck.

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There ware many more, but you get the point. Magic was fun as a child.

Well the same for adults. It’s gotten way more sophisticated. Just go to Las Vegas and see one of the magicians, even the not so famous ones and you’ll enjoy the show. I’ve collected a few magic quotes below for your enjoyment. Regardless of your age, see if these bring back any memories for you.

Magic Quotes about Real Life and the Magic Realm

1. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” ~ Colin Powell

2. “Believe in yourself and believe in magic.” ~ Theophilus London

3. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

4. “There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.” ~ Frank Ocean

5. “Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.” ~ Philip Guston

6. “Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.” ~ Charles Eames

7. “If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. ” ~ Danielle Steel

8. “Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.” ~ Philip Treacy

9. “A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.” ~ Max von Sydow

10. “Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.” ~ Mason Cooley

11. “I have no definite talent or trade, and how I stay alive is largely a matter of magic. ~ Charles Bukowski

12. “Every time I go to a movie, it’s magic, no matter what the movie’s about. ~ Steven Spielberg

13. “I learned early on the magic of life is having a vision, having faith, and then going for it.” ~ Elaine Welteroth

14. “There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.” ~ Frank Ocean

15. “I love witches and magic and dress-up and make-believe.” ~ Helena Bonham Carter

16. “Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen.” ~ Kris Carr

17. “Magic is really performing special effects live.” ~ Michael Carbonaro

18. “The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.” ~ Shawn Ashmore

19. “This is the real magic of fantasy fiction: it can feed souls and change lives.” ~ David Gemmell

20. “I love anything to do with ventriloquism and magic.” ~ Illeana Douglas

21. “Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.” ~ Carol Moseley Braun

22. “Imagination is the true magic carpet.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

23. “For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars.” ~ Joanne Harris

24. “Movies are like magic tricks.” ~ Jeff Bridges

25. “Time travel is such a magic concept.” ~ Matt Smith

26. “I don’t like magic – but I have been known to make guys disappear.” ~ Mr. T

27. “A child’s kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?” ~ Harvey Fierstein

28. “We must not let daylight in upon the magic.” ~ Walter Bagehot

29. “Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic.” ~ David Copperfield

30. “I’m shorter, I don’t have as many freckles as Ron, and I can’t do magic.” ~ Rupert Grint

31. “I don’t have a magic formula for prioritizing the world’s problems.” ~ Bill Gates

32. “Magic in cinema is a bit like ventriloquism on the radio.” ~ Jeanine Basinger

33. “Science is magic that works.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

34. “I don’t know what to think about magic and fairy tales.” ~ Richard Dawkins

35. “Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.” ~ Maynard James Keenan

36. “I know the difference between black magic and white magic.” ~ Tina Turner

37. “Words can have the same kind of magic as riffs can.” ~ Stone Gossard

38. “The Internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box.” ~ Marc Andreessen

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39. “There is something cheap about magic that works just because it is magic.” ~ Richard Dawkins

40. “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” ~ Lou Reed

41. “Part of show business is magic. You don’t know how it happens.” ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

42. “There is very little magic in the world of the chronically ill.” ~ Yolanda Hadid

43. “Magic is at the core of myths.” ~ Colin Farrell

44. “Manuka honey is magic.” ~ Shawn Mendes

45. “I find revealing the secrets of magic quite reprehensible.” ~ David Copperfield

46. “The magic’s back, folks.” ~ Jordan Knight

47. “The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” ~ David Copperfield

48. “The world is its own magic.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

49. “Magic is an art form where you lie and tell people you are lying.” ~ Teller

50. “The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.” ~ Bill Bowerman

51. “All good work has magic in it, and addresses the mind in a subtle way.” ~ Duane Michals

52. “Art
is a sense of magic.” ~ Stan Brakhage

53. “I am not into the unrealistic realm of magic realism where birds talk.” ~ Vikas Swarup

54. “Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am.” ~ Magic Johnson

55. “Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.” ~ Charles Eames

magic quotes56. “If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future. ” ~ Danielle Steel

57. “Once upon a time, forests were repositories of magic for the human race.” ~ John Burnside

58. “You don’t question magic.” ~ Future

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

60. “We all know that one can never recreate the magic of an original film.” ~ Ram Charan

61. “I grew up in the ’80s in L.A., so Ice Cube and Magic Johnson are my heroes.” ~ Jonah Hill

62. “When I was younger, I was looking for this magic meaning of life.” Temple Grandin

63. “You can’t magic yourself back 10 years.” ~ Paula Radcliffe

64. “I feel very guilty doing magic because you’re deceiving somebody.” ~ Jesse Eisenberg

65. “If you want to be a writer, just write. There’s no magic to it.” ~ Albert Brooks

66. “My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.” ~ Alan Rickman

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67. “Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.” ~ Bill McCartney

68. “My quest, through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify, and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity.” ~ Ruth Bernhard

69. “There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured.” ~ Brian May

70. “Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.” ~ William S. Burroughs

71. “Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.” ~ Raymond Chandler

72. “I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.” ~ Luis Barragan

73. “The real magic is in making the intangible idea, the creative impulse, manifest and live in our reality.” ~ Mark Ryan

74. “Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” ~ Eugene O’Neill

75. “There’s a magic that comes from playing entirely to who you are. I’ve got my specialist subject – in the Mastermind sense – and I wouldn’t change it, or who I am.” ~ Chris Ofili

76. “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.” ~ Daniel Burnham

77. “The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.” ~ Edward Norton


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