The magic in the stories is just standing in for the magic people carry inside themselves

eyes closed

See the hope

I get letters from people telling me how much they enjoy my stories, how much the stories have helped them, allowing them to see the hope that’s still out there in that big old world where most of us spend our days. They know there’s no such thing as magic, but they also know that the magic in the stories is just standing in for the magic people carry inside themselves.

by Charles de Lint (born 22 December 1951)
from Memory and Dream (1994)
chapter – Footprints in the Dust
image – Ingorrr

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4 Responses to “The magic in the stories is just standing in for the magic people carry inside themselves”

  1. Juanita Says:

    Ooh – what a great quote! Nice one, E 🙂

  2. E. A. Able Says:

    Love this. Love thinking of it when writing or working on really anything that is meant to communicate.

  3. clarissa mcfairy Says:

    Just seen this …. so true, Elizabeth! I think each one of us carries magic inside us. Some of it is bottled, some is decanted, but all of it is potent. We are all genies.

  4. Oscar Says:

    i love this..it`s so true!