Magic Quotes, Sayings

ListCaboodle proudly presents its list of the best magic quotes and sayings.

You’ll find inspiration in these thought-provoking words about magic in all of its forms, like life experiences, love and relationships, creativity and inspiration, and learning and science.

Best magic quotes and sayings

Famed poet and children’s author Roald Dahl once claimed, “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Read on to find more great magic quotes.

1. Believe in magic quotes

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.
Charles de Lint

Believe in magic. Believe in the impossible.
Morgan Rhodes

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

He believed in magic, like a child, and in ghosts, like a peasant.
Laini Taylor

Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don’t give up, sooner or later you’re going to find Mary Poppins.
Steve Kluger

There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden.
Gene Wolfe

Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth.
Scott Dixon

One man’s ‘magic’ is another man’s engineering. ‘Supernatural’ is a null word.
Robert A. Heinlein

But remember. Just because you don’t believe in something doesn’t mean it isn’t real.
Katherine Howe

Magic is a state of mind

True magic is the art and science of changing states of mind at will.
Douglas Monroe

The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
Kahlil Gibran

Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?
Diane Duane

Logic only gives man what he needs… Magic gives him what he wants.
Tom Robbins

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2. Love and romance magic quotes

To me, you are magic.
Renee Ahdieh

Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
Frida Kahlo

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
Nora Roberts

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.

There is a magic about you that is all your own.
D.M. Dellinger

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Wayne Dyer

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan

When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then.
Tom Robbins

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

I always write ‘Magic Potion’ on my perfume bottles so when I use them, it feels magical. I make spells in the morning when I put them on.
Alexa Chung

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3. Magic quotes about life

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.
Roy T. Bennett

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

Let the magic of life remind you of your own miracles.
Shaa Zainol

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.
J.M. Storm

Not all magic is fireworks and fanfare. Sometimes magic is quiet and sneaks up on you.
Jeff Guinn

Once you begin the journey toward a life of purpose, you enter the realm of real magic.
Wayne Dyer

Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.

Magic doesn’t suit everyone. Only those prepared to take full responsibility for themselves should apply.
Peter J. Carroll

Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.
Morgan Rhodes

Real magic is not about gaining power over others: it is about gaining power over yourself.
Rosemary Guiley


I think magic is very related to happiness. So it is not there all the time, but there are beautiful moments of magic in everyone’s life.
Penelope Cruz

Sometimes happiness is a blessing, but generally it is a conquest. Each day’s magic moment helps.
Paulo Coelho

Finding magic in the world

The world is its own magic.
Shunryu Suzuki

There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.
Terry Goodkind

There was magic in the world, pure and simple, things she didn’t understand. Best get used to it.
Rebecca Roanhorse

There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits.
Robert Southey

The world will always need “magic”. Without it, Life is nothing but cheap tricks.
Solange Nicole

But leave us some magic in the world. Leave us some mystery to enjoy.
Stuart Hill

Dance beneath the stars as you drink in the night. Let the thunder overtake you as lightning fills the sky. Feel the force of nature penetrate your skin, spin with the world as the magic sinks in.
Christy Ann Martine

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

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4. Fairy tale magic quotes

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

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C.S. Lewis

No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.
R.A. Salvatore

I want to be magic, I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile, I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing, I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.
Charles de Lint

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I think hope and magic are probably connected.
Kate DiCamillo

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

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.
Laini Taylor

She had this way of always finding the good and believing in everything despite all that she had seen. And that is what I loved the most — the pure magic of her undying hope.
Becca Lee

Dreams and imagination

Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.
Donald Wills Douglas

You can live your dreams, and you can believe in magic. You can live your dreams, and you can be yourself.
Keiynan Lonsdale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Norman Vincent Peale

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell


Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated… Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.
Paulo Coelho

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.
Charles De Lint

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5. Inspirational magic quotes

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Magic comes from what is inside you. It is a part of you. You can’t weave together a spell that you don’t believe in.
Jim Butcher

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

‘M’ is for magic. All the letters are if you put them together properly. You can make magic with them, and dreams, and, I hope, even a few surprises.
Neil Gaiman

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

Once you have been touched by magic, you are forever changed. You leave a trail.
Michael Scott

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

The magic only exists if you allow it. If you open yourself up to the possibilities of it.
Sandra Bullock

Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.
Neil Gaiman

Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.
Dorothy Morrison

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Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

In writing

Words can have the same kind of magic as riffs can.
Stone Gossard

Poetry is a kind of magic that very few can create and even fewer can truly understand and appreciate in all its glory.
Dennis Gabor

A piece of writing is like a piece of magic. You create something out of nothing.
Susanna Clarke

In art

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Roger Bacon

Magic touches people in the way great art does. It lets them see the world with new eyes.
Drummond Money-Coutts

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Theodor Adorno

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

For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It’s like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat.
Alan Moore

I am here on Earth to express myself, and the many media of art are my magic carpets that allow me the freedom to do so.
Brandon Boyd

Painting is a lie. It’s the most magic of all media, the most transcendent. It makes space where there is no space.
Chuck Close

In movies

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
Francis Ford Coppola

Movies are like magic tricks.
Jeff Bridges

I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident — and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.
Zooey Deschanel

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

In music

People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
Paul Simon

Music is so intimate and so personal that when you can find somebody that feels the same way about it that you do, it’s magic. It can be. It really can be.
Trisha Yearwood

I think space and music go hand in hand in the sense that they give a little more mystery and magic to life.

Music is the strongest form of magic.
Marilyn Manson

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6. Magic and learning quotes

And where does magic come from? I think that magic’s in the learning.
Dar Williams

By learning and magic, a saint may outwit the devil.
Pope Sylvester II

Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language.
Christopher Paolini

I think reading is one of the greatest forms of magic available to us on the planet.
Jim James

Magic and science

Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.
Arthur C. Clarke

For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men.
C. S. Lewis

Scarcely anyone who comprehends this theory can escape its magic.
Albert Einstein

Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Magic, like technology, is a tool.
Mercedes Lackey

I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret magic of numbers.
Sir Thomas Browne

The internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box.
Marc Andreessen

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke

The real name for ‘science’ is magic.
Harlan Ellison

One man’s magic is another man’s engineering.
Robert A. Heinlein

Science, you don’t know, looks like magic.
Christopher Moore

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

Magic is anti physics, so it can’t really exist. But it shares one thing with science. I can explain the principle behind a good science experiment in 15 seconds; the same way with magic.
Koji Nakanishi

7. Famous magic quotes

O, she’s warm! If this be magic, let it be an art Lawful as eating.
William Shakespeare

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams

Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.
Sigmund Freud

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale

From books

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

You know what the issue is with the world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless, it is free, it is immune to criticism, it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment.
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

From authors

T’is true: there’s magic in the web of it.
William Shakespeare

I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
J.K. Rowling

Magic persists without us no matter what we may do to try to spoil it.
Charles Bukowski

But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.
Shel Silverstein

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
Vladimir Nabokov

She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.
Charles Bukowski

We have buried so much of the delicate magic of life.
D. H. Lawrence

In poetry

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

Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblins gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.
Shel Silverstein

From movies

The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.
Walt Disney


You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.
Merida, Brave

Where this is kindness, there is goodness. And where this goodness, there is magic.

I have magic hair that glows when I sing.
Rapunzel, Tangled

To be my own master, such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.
Genie, Aladdin

Be kind, have courage and always believe in a little magic.

From songs and lyrics

Do you believe in magic in a young girl’s heart?
How the music can free her whenever it starts.
The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Do You Believe In Magic”

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers, do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
Roy Orbison, “In Dreams”

It’s magic you know
Never believe it’s not so.
Pilot, “Magic”

Hark, now hear the sailors cry,
Smell the sea, and feel the sky,
Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.
Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic”

There’s a bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out.
Lou Reed, “Magic and Loss (The Summation)”

When I’m with you (Oh, it’s magic) (Oh oh it’s magic) To know the magic. You know it’s true. I gotta hold on you.
The Cars, “Magic”

Call it magic, call it true.
Call it magic, when I’m with you.
Coldplay, “Magic”

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8. Magic quotes for magicians

The real secret of magic lies in the performance.
David Copperfield

Magic is not about having a puzzle to solve. It’s about creating a moment of awe and astonishment. And that can be a beautiful thing
David Blaine

Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.
Terry Pratchett

There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.
Sidney Sheldon

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

It is a strange paradox that a magician pretends to control the destinies of men, but cannot control his own.
James Ellis

Magic was not in glitter and sparks. Real magic didn’t need to be.
Thomm Quackenbush

Magic’s an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. And I was just intrigued with that idea.
David Blaine

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.
Carol Moseley Braun

Effective magic is transcendent nature.
George Eliot

Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.
Terry Pratchett

9. Funny magic quotes

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
Tom Robbins

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.
Federico Fellini

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Ben Okri

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Tom Robbins

You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?
Mark Twain

10. Short magic quotes for Instagram

We all have magic inside us.
J.K. Rowling

The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!
Lord Byron

A little magic can take you a long way.
Roald Dahl

Books are a uniquely portable magic.
Stephen King

Action has magic, grace, and power in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.
Michael Jackson

Magic can be found in stolen moments.
Francesca Lia Block

There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details.
Walt Disney

The loss of magic is the denial of unlimited possibility.
Shirley MacLaine

To each his own magic.
Libba Bray

There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Charles Dickens

Children see magic because they look for it.
Christopher Moore

Magic is at the core of myths.
Colin Farrell

Genius is another word for magic.
Margot Fonteyn

Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.
Charles Eames

There’s a magic in the distance, where the sea line meets the sky.
Alfred Noyes

When magic creates man it may aspire to control him.
R. Castleton

Nature is a petrified magic city.

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