Magic Quotes

It is legend and myth that binds us all together

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

“Consider legend and myth,” Goninan said.

“You mean how they’re all based on some kernel of truth, no matter how obscure?” Clare asked.

“In part. Legend and myth are what we use to describe…”

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Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

“Today, children are given toys to look up to as heroic figures. Rock performers and movie stars form their pantheon – an amoral pantheon where the performer who eloquently speaks out against drugs is arrested two…”

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That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.

Monday, February 21st, 2011
rainbow on window

I was so surprised that I almost dropped my flute. I didn’t – wouldn’t that give Mom something to yell at me for if I broke it! – but I did muddle the tune. As soon as the music faltered – just like that, as though the only thing that was keeping her in this world was that tune – she…

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

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
eyes closed

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…

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Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of… an empathy… a utilization of the more obscure abilities of our minds

Monday, March 29th, 2010

She listened to the waves wash ashore, and the whistle of the wind as it bored through the hole in the longstone. The shingles shifted underfoot when she stepped closer. The moon was near to setting, but still visible in the…

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(Success) is wholesome magic

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Solvency is essential. A writer suffering from financial difficulties is good only for short-term work, and will leave all else unfinished. And if he has too much money, unless he has had it all his life, he will spend it, which is also a…

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Magic always leaves traces

Friday, July 10th, 2009
dark water

Immediately a thick coppery green chain appeared out of thin air, extending from the depths of the water into Dumbledore’s clenched hand. Dumbledore tapped the chain, which began to slide through his fist like a snake, coiling…

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Within all of us there is an illusive melody, which when heard and followed will lead you to the fulfillment of your fondest dreams

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
white tiger

The two slowly performed a signature illusion as Fischbacher, dressed in white robes and a mask, stood inside a cage, which was then cloaked in drapes. As Horn removed the curtain seconds later, Fischbacher appeared across stage, a hulking tiger in his…

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