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13 Magical Quotes For National Magic Day

Whether you plan to take on the night or hang at home with some horrifyingly good reads, here are 13 magically inspired quotes to put you in the best of spirits for this wicked holiday.

 

 

 

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.

― Caroline Gordon, American Novelist and Literary Critic

 

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Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

 

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

― W.B. Yeats, Irish Poet

 

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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!

― John Anster, The First Part of Goethe’s Faust

 

 

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

 

― J.K. Rowling, known for Harry Potter

 

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Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.

― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

 

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…disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business….

― Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

 

 

He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.

― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

 

 

Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

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Sometimes its necessary to embrace the magic, to find out what’s real in life, and in one’s own heart.

― Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost

 

 

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.

― Nora Roberts, American Romance Author

 

 

I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.

― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

 

 

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

― Roald Dahl, known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

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Happy Halloween and National Magic Day!

 

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5 Best Witchy Quotes

For all my fellow witches out there, here a few quotes to inspire your magic this spooky season.

 

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#1 “I am Wicked in many ways.”  Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked

 

#2 “You have witchcraft in your lips.” William Shakespeare, Henry V

 

#3 “A witch ought never be frightened in the darkest forest because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.” Terry Pratchett,  Wintersmith

 

 

#4 “For all you know, a witch may be living next door to you right now.” Roald Dahl, The Witches

 

#5 “Witches don’t look like anything. Witches are. Witches do.” Franny Billingsley, Chime

 

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6 Uplifting Quotes from ‘Matilda’

Matilda was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1998, twenty one years ago today. It’s a pretty depressing book with an evil principle and mean parents but it’s very sweet as well and has some great moments. So here are some sweet quotes to help restore your faith in humanity even if it’s for a little while.

 

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“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

“All the reading she has done had given her a view of life they had never seen.”

 

“If you are good, life is good.”

“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”

“Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”

 

 

 

 

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10 Most Savage Quotes From ‘The Princess Bride’

On this day in the distant year of 1973, The Princess Bride was published. If you haven’t read the book, you most likely watched the iconic movie that came to in 1987. And if you haven’t seen the movie where have you been? It’s filled with sword fights, magic, revenge, princesses and a handsome swash buckling hero. The characters in The Princess Bride were savage and no movie today can rival the writing of this dialogue.

 

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1. Inigo Montoya: My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!

 

2. Westley: ‘To the pain’ means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose.

Prince Humperdinck: And then my tongue I suppose, I killed you too quickly the last time. A mistake I don’t mean to duplicate tonight.
Westley: I wasn’t finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right.
Prince Humperdinck: And then my ears, I understand let’s get on with it.
Westley: Wrong! Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what ‘to the pain’ means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.

 

3. Fezzick: I just want to know if you are doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.

 

4. Vizzini: He didn’t fall? Inconceivable!

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

 

5. Inigo Montoya: Fezzick, where is that wheelbarrow we left with the Albino?

Fezzick: Over the Albino.

6. Miracle Max the Wizard: He’s only mostly dead. If he were all dead, there’s only one thing you can do.

Inigo Montoya: And what’s that?

Miracle Max the Wizard: Go through his pockets and look for loose change.

 

7. Westley: I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.

 

8. Buttercup: We’ll never survive.

Westley: Nonsense. You only say that because no one survived.

 

9. Inigo Montoya: I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.

Westley: That does put a damper on our relationship.
10. Valerie the Wizard’s Wife:  Liar! Liar! Liarrrrrrrrrrrr
Valerie the Wizard’s Wife: Liar! Liar! Liar!
Miracle Max the Wizard: Get back witch.
Valerie the Wizard’s Wife: I’m not a witch, I’m your wife. But after what you just said I’m not even sure I want to be that anymore.
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Seven Sensational Shel Silverstein Sayings

September 25th is Shel Silverstein’s birthday! To celebrate that beloved American poet known for books like The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic we’ve put together a few of Silverstein’s best quotes.

 

  1. When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?

  2. Draw a crazy picture,

    Write a nutty poem,

    Sing a mumble-gumble song,

    Whistle through your comb.

    Do a loony-goony dance

    ‘Cross the kitchen floor,

    Put something silly in the world

    That ain’t been there before.

  3. Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

  4. If you are a dreamer come in

    If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar

    A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer

    If youre a pretender com sit by my fire

    For we have some flax golden tales to spin

    Come in!

    Come in!

  5. How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.

  6. Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird

    And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.

    If you’re a bird, be an early early bird–

    But if you’re a worm, sleep late.

  7. Although I cannot see your face

    As you flip these poems awhile,

    Somewhere from some far-off place

    I hear you laughing–and I smile.

     

 

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