Magic Quotes

Welcome to Magic Quotes, the utmost source for inspirational and motivational quotes! Below you will discover a collection of quotes from some of the world's most significant people, from old theorists to modern celebs. Whether you're looking for a pick-me-up or a little wisdom, you'll find it right here. Take a few minutes to browse our selection as well as find the ideal quote to inspire you today.
Small: The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those.
"The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again"
Penn Jillette, Entertainer
Small: I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of
J.B. Priestley
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning"
J.B. Priestley, Writer
Small: My impression, is that prayer is one of the most basic forms of magic. That its harnessing the powers of your
"My impression, is that prayer is one of the most basic forms of magic. That it's harnessing the powers of your mind"
Boyd Rice, Artist
Small: I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my le
"I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers"
Lance Burton, Entertainer
Small: Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gr
Sara Paretsky
"Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets"
Sara Paretsky, Author
Small: The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees l
Tom Peters
"The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people"
Tom Peters, Businessman
Small: The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. Its also about the desire to
Chris Van Allsburg
"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older"
Chris Van Allsburg, Author
Small: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
Arthur C. Clarke, Writer
Small: OK, magic boy, lets see who you really are
"OK, magic boy, let's see who you really are"
Edgar Bergen, Actor
Small: Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy
Peggy Noonan
"Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy"
Peggy Noonan, Writer
Small: Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium
John Dyer
"Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium"
John Dyer, Artist
Small: Were going to shoot one Polaroid per show. Im going to sign this before it even develops because I know that o
Charlie Sheen
"We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art"
Charlie Sheen, Actor
Small: Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace
Eugene O'Neill
"Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace"
Eugene O'Neill, Dramatist
Small: The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods t
Stanley Kubrick
"The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle"
Stanley Kubrick, Director
Small: He doesnt make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though theres a lot of
"He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor"
Deborah Cox, Musician
Small: I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film
Francis Ford Coppola
"I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians"
Francis Ford Coppola, Director
Small: The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players
Blaine Lee
"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players"
Blaine Lee, Author
Small: If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future
"If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future"
Danielle Steel, Novelist
Small: Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish
John Quincy Adams
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish"
John Quincy Adams, President
Small: The magic doesnt come from within the directors mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors
James Cameron
"The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors"
James Cameron, Director
Small: I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcocks 75th birthday party last August.
"I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me"
Rod Taylor, Actor
Small: He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen
"He was a psychotic. He was a borderline psychotic. He was a terrific, sensational actor, with a magical screen presence, you couldn't keep your eyes off him, but he was paranoid. He was sure everybody was out to get him"
Mark Rydell, Director
Small: The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem lik
"The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in"
Benny Green, Musician
Small: Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment
Plato
"Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment"
Plato, Philosopher
Small: A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!"
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Poet
Small: Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure de
Willa Cather
"Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement"
Willa Cather, Author
Small: One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that were in magic, is the differenc
"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality"
Penn Jillette, Entertainer
Small: All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books
Thomas Carlyle
"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, t
Thomas Carlyle
"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it"
Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Small: The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and w
J.B. Priestley
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"
J.B. Priestley, Writer
Small: Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises
"Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises"
Mason Cooley, Writer
Small: Has the world ever been changed by anything save the thought and its magic vehicle the Word?
"Has the world ever been changed by anything save the thought and its magic vehicle the Word?"
Thomas Mann, Writer
Small: The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan
"The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds"
Marshall McLuhan, Sociologist
Small: So lets not use a stylus. Were going to use the best pointing device in the world. Were going to use a pointin
Steve Jobs
"So let's not use a stylus. We're going to use the best pointing device in the world. We're going to use a pointing device that we're all born with - born with ten of them. We're going to use our fingers. We're going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic"
Steve Jobs, Businessman
Small: It takes these very simple-minded instructions - Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result ther
Steve Jobs
"It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of, let's say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic"
Steve Jobs, Businessman
Small: The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians:
"The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits"
William S. Burroughs, Writer
Small: Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective
"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective"
William S. Burroughs, Writer
Small: In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign supersti
"In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual"
William Robertson Smith, Scientist
Small: I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you kno
Christian Bale
"I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?"
Christian Bale, Actor
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