Magic Sayings and Quotes

Whether it’s watching the feats of David Copperfield or a more low key affair at a child’s birthday party, magic has a way of fascinating adults and children alike. Is it the wonder or innocence magic acts provoke, or do we simply love to suspend disbelief? Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about magic.

Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.     

Ben Okri

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.     

Aleister Crowley

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Dorothy Morrison

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

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

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.     

James Frazer

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.     

Carol Moseley Braun

The real secret of magic lies in the performance.     

David Copperfield

Effective magic is transcendent nature.     

George Eliot

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

Sidney Sheldon

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

Tom Robbins

There is no magic when one no longer believes.     

Hilda Lewis

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

Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.     

Peter S. Beagle

Magic has always been an element of Witchcraft, but in the Craft its techniques were practiced within a context of community and connection.     


There is a lot of comedy in magic, and magic going wrong, and also it is a dramatic subject.     

J K Rowling

There's a bit of magic in everything, and then some loss to even things out.     

Lou Reed

The magic doesn't come from within the director's mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.     

James Cameron

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 doesn't suit everyone. Only those prepared to take full responsibility for themselves should apply.     

Peter J. Carroll

Magic, like technology, is a tool.     

Mercedes Lackey

A little magic can take you a long way.     

Roald Dahl

There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.     

James Earl Jones

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

Danielle Steel

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

Wayne Dyer

And where does magic come from? I think that magic's in the learning.     

Dar Williams