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Magic

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Science Sufficiently

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.

- Aaron Allston

Monkey Movie

The newly released movie 'Noah' features a retelling of the creation story that clearly depicts Darwinian evolution transforming a single-cell organism into a monkey. The movie also seems to show magic in scenes more reminiscent of the occult than of the Bible story.

- Aaron Klein

Giving Constitution

Conservatives like to insist that their judges are strict constructionists, giving the Constitution and statutes their precise meaning and no more, while judges like Ms. Sotomayor are activists. But there is no magic right way to interpret terms like 'free speech' or 'due process' - or potato chip.

- Adam Cohen

Lucky Allow

I was lucky enough to have an older brother who shared the splatter flicks with me, and I had parents who were cool and involved enough in my life to allow me to see them. I think my folks appreciated that I looked at these movies as a creative outlet... almost like magic shows, if you will.

- Adam Green

Means Nevertheless

Neither a success nor by any means a failure, Roku will nevertheless ask public investors for money because they, too, have a right to dream that magic will become reality one day.

- Adam Lashinsky

Movie Very

It was funny to run into girls I knew after the movie came out because they would say, 'I saw you on 'Magic Mike,' but there was this look of embarrassment. It was very cute.

- Adam Rodriguez

Star Like

When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the 'Star Wars' movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.

- Adam Savage

Movie Specialty

Back when I was a professional model-maker at Industrial Light & Magic, my specialty was hard-edged construction - spaceships, miniature sets, and architectural stuff. These objects were sometimes just 12 inches across yet needed enough detail to fill a movie screen.

- Adam Savage

Studio Making

For me, it's just more satisfying when you follow the rules rather than just make a bunch of sounds. The magic of just making noise in the studio goes away after a while.

- Adam Schlesinger

Some Elated

I would honestly be elated if I could wave a magic wand and eradicate my back catalog and then have a fresh crack at some of those ideas.

- Adrian Tomine

Groove Other

My definition of hip hop is taking elements from many other spheres of music to make hip hop. Whether it be breakbeat, whether it be the groove and grunt of James Brown or the pickle-pop sounds of Kraftwerk or Yellow Magic Orchestra, hip hop is also part of what they call hip-house now, or trip hop, or even parts of drum n' bass.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Dress Some

I'm fanatical about movies: African, European, Viking, Roman. I got into witchcraft and magic from watching 'Bewitched' and 'The Wizard of Oz,' which shows in some of my outfits. I dress to reflect the whole spectrum of the universe.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Studio Through

I've been in the studio when you go through a track and you run down a track and you know even before the singer starts singing, you know the track is swinging... you know you have a multimillion-seller hit - and what you're working on suddenly has magic.

- Ahmet Ertegun

About Laughs

There's absolutely nothing irrational about me; insane, yes, irrational, no. But my dumbest fear would be spinning in the magic tea cups. Who the hell wants to pay to spin around like a bent yoyo for laughs?

- Akshay Kumar

Study About

Music - special magic that communicates feelings and sensitivities that are human and what is so wonderful about the art. Let your kids get involved in the arts and study this workshop of human sensitivities, sadness, joy, happiness and aware of sadness and joy and happiness in their lives.

- Al Jarreau

Richard Slightly

My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we're not joining that nonsense.

- Alain de Botton

Always Been

I have always loved magic realism as a form of writing. I have also been fascinated for a long time with the intersection of science and religion.

- Alan Lightman

Fiction Worlds

I have for a long time loved fabulist, imaginative fiction, such as the writing of Italo Calvino, Jose Saramago, Michael Bulgakov, and Salman Rushdie. I also like the magic realist writers, such as Borges and Marquez, and feel that interesting truths can be learned about our world by exploring highly distorted worlds.

- Alan Lightman

Art Very

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

Mind Very

Magic is a state of mind. It is often portrayed as very black and gothic, and that is because certain practitioners played that up for a sense of power and prestige. That is a disservice. Magic is very colorful. Of this, I am sure.

- Alan Moore

Very Works

Do I believe, for example, that by using magic I could fly? No. How would you get around gravity? Impossible. Do I believe that I might be able to project my consciousness into a very, very vivid simulation of flying? Yeah. Yes, I've done that. Yes, that works.

- Alan Moore

Some Boxes

Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!

- Alan Parsons

Treat Standing

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.

- Alan Rickman

Big Extent

I grew up poor and used to look at people in big houses and thought they had everything. Then, later on, I looked at models in magazines and thought they had it all. When you have the ability to live that life, to some extent you find out that they don't have any magic cure for everything.

- Alana Stewart

Want Writer

If you want to be a writer, just write. There's no magic to it.

- Albert Brooks

Practice Other

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

Movies Extension

Movies started out as an extension of a magic trick, so making a spectacle is part of the game.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

New Necessary

Revolutions are of no us;, it is necessary to work on transforming the brain: on sowing a different knowledge/awareness, on creating a new conscience, that is like a magic box full of brains.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

College Study

Our obsessive focus on college schooling has blinded us to basic truths. College is a place, not a magic formula. It matters what subjects students study, and subsidies should focus on the subjects that matter the most - not to the students, but to everyone else.

- Alex Tabarrok

Always Feels

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

Practice Through

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

- Allan Bloom

Button Statement

We futurists have a magic button. We follow every statement about a failed forecast with 'yet.'

- Alvin Toffler

Still Could

If I could wave a magic wand, I would be a size 6 and still be able to eat cake every day.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Like Making

Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.

- Amanda Seyfried

TV Virtual

Bridging the virtual world with the physical word is really when social media channels come to life and the magic happens. Because whoever coined the term 'social media' didn't do us any favors. It's not really media. It's more like the telephone, less like the TV.

- Amy Jo Martin

Works Platter

I want witchcraft so bad that I can't stand it. I have wands in my apartment. And I use them sometimes. I walk into the kitchen with my wand, and I come out with something on a platter and I say, 'See, magic happens.' Works every time.

- Amy Sedaris

Amazing Images

Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.

- Amy Tan

Work Going

When you're around kids you can be a little kid yourself and pretend that life is magic and you don't have to be one of those sweaty people going to work every day.

- Amy Winehouse

Art New

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

- Anais Nin

Think Black Magic

People who don't do jazz think it's black magic. But really, it's just a matter of getting used to it. It's fun to gamble. The trick is not to fall back on the things you've done before.

- Andre Previn

Like Sets

I am a showman in the traditional sense, but modern, too. I like to use sets and lighting to create magic.

- Andre Rieu

Southern Full Time

The decision to write full-time meant I couldn't afford to buy a house. A friend kindly offered me the use of his apartment in a thirty-six-story building full of newlywed couples in the southern area of Jakarta. I didn't like my working space at first, but the scenery and everything going on outside have worked their magic on me.

- Andrea Hirata

New Recital

Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.

- Andrea Thompson

Give Agencies

When you become president, they don't give you a magic wand that you wave. You have to get legislation passed. You have to get agencies to run programs.

- Andrew Cuomo

Seasons Stories

You know, 'Project Runway' was a really special show, and we had a great five seasons with it. We loved that show, and we loved the stories that it brought to Bravo and the creativity. And it was a magic five seasons.

- Andy Cohen

Pretty Which

It's a weird business. You're trying to write something that's built on magic, which is pretty stressful.

- Andy Grammer

Love Like

I love magic. Like, 'pull a scarf out of your fake thumb' magic. I have a legit bag of 'Magic Stuff' in my garage.

- Andy Grammer

Here Bay Area

I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist - got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here.

- Andy Hertzfeld

Year Year Later

Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence... which we eventually did, but it took a few years.

- Andy Hertzfeld

Experience Your

It's interesting: when your wife is pregnant and you're expecting, everyone's like, 'It's incredible. Get ready. It's magic. It's the most life-changing experience you'll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.' And then the second the baby comes, everyone's like, 'Welcome to hell! Ha ha ha! You fool!'

- Andy Samberg

Been Very

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.

- Angela Carter

Tech Viewer

The 'indistinguishable from magic' thing is highly dependent on where a viewer is looking from and not something intrinsic to any particular sort of tech.

- Ann Leckie

Fur Very

I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It's a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens.

- Ann Patchett

Well Known Began

The sporting fields where Australia's greats began their careers are built and rebuilt with Commonwealth help, as are the halls and community centres where our most of our well-known stars first felt the magic of the stage.

- Anthony Albanese

Deliver Part

If a script comes together, and you end up liking the people who are part of it, that's when you can make magic happen. It's a huge combination of trying to find something you think you can deliver on and a director you think you can collaborate with to make a good picture.

- Alexa Vega

Kid Idea

I hate the idea of any kid missing out on the magic of reading.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Young Remain

Any promising young white man rich enough to theoretically afford a giant oil painting of himself gets to remain young and innocent forever, and none of his actions have any consequences, whether there is magic involved or not.

- Alexandra Petri

Discover Works

For someone who works in theatre, the rehearsal is where you discover everything. It is where magic happens, where the script enters you and becomes part of you.

- Ali Fazal

Color Rather

The funny thing is, when I ask people with dark skin if they would change their color, they tell me no, and when I ask women if they would rather be men, they tell me no, and I get the same response when I ask people with unusual anatomies if they would take a magic pill to erase their unusual features.

- Alice Dreger

I Think Part

Actually, I think I'm part of the last generation to grow up believing in magic and fairies and believing I had powers - you know, lying on the ground and trying to have my spirit leave my body - which never happened; still working on that bit.

- Alice Englert

Given Some

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.

- Alice Hoffman

Stories Bought

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.

- Alice Hoffman

Love Creatures

I love the idea that magic and witchcraft and battles between supernatural creatures could be raging all around us but just out of our sight.

- Anthony Horowitz

Love Chance

I love roller coasters. I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic Mountain and gone on the rides. I love roller coasters.

- Anthony Hopkins

Dealing About

Writing about magic is harder than writing about spies because you're dealing with something that doesn't really exist.

- Anthony Horowitz

Movies Romance

Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.

- Antoine Fuqua

News Here

There are many ways to improve your writing. Here's the bad news: 1.They all require hard work. 2.There is no magic bullet.

- Antony Johnston

Kid Superstitious

I have always believed in magic. I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I'm not superstitious, because I m not afraid of it. I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn't want to live in a world without magic.

- Anya Taylor-Joy

Audience Sets

Many times, illusions or magic sets are designed as an exposition for the audience to watch, but the the style I do with the pickpocketing is directly interactive.

- Apollo Robbins

Away Other

Usually, when people watch magic, there are two levels: the people who walk away accepting that there are things they don't know, and the other group, who wants to know, 'How did it work? How did that happen?' They want to unravel the puzzle.

- Apollo Robbins

Affect Moods

A lot of magic is designed to appeal to people visually, but what I'm trying to affect is their minds, their moods, their perceptions.

- Apollo Robbins

Became Blended

When I became a teen, I ran into a friend at a magic shop who took me under his wing. I started reading up on magical theory and immediately blended that with what my brothers had shown me.

- Apollo Robbins

Doing Think

There are two kinds of magic. If you think of it like martial arts, there's sparring, where you are doing it with a partner, and the other is kata, where you're doing an exposition for the audience.

- Apollo Robbins

Love Steel

After 40 years of not playing, I admit I'm totally in love with my guitar. It's a Froggy Bottom acoustic steel string guitar. All I have to do is hit a couple of clean chords and the endorphins are right there. It's like the top of my head has come off and stardust and magic have fallen in.

- April Gornik

Minutes Black Magic

The 10 or 20 minutes I was somebody's mother were black magic; there is no adventure I would have traded them for.

- Ariel Levy

Technology Advanced

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

- Arthur C. Clarke

Country Line

When I hear a great country song, I get chills and I want to cry. You feel something. And just sometimes that magic and the stars line up somehow or another, and it creates something that's really, really, really special.

- Ashley Monroe

Trade How

I have no definite talent or trade, and how I stay alive is largely a matter of magic.

- Charles Bukowski

Friendship Fact

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don't mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

- Charles de Lint

Art Doing

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

- Charles Eames

Work Always

Ideas matter. Legislative proposals matter. Slick campaigns and dazzling speeches can work for a while, but the magic always wears off.

- Charles Krauthammer

Kind Side

The thing about Red Lanterns is that, while they have light powers and they have a power battery, they also have this weird shamanistic kind of blood magic side to them.

- Charles Soule

Idea Studios

I hate the idea of people thinking that I'm just a little girl who goes into studios with pop producers, and they work their magic.

- Charli XCX

Think Very

I think it's very important to live in the present. One of the great things that improvising teaches you is the magic of the moment that you're in because, when you improvise, you're in right now. You're not in yesterday or tomorrow - you're right in the moment.

- Charlie Haden

Mine Works

So it's really hard for a horn player to comp. But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms around and find a little magic space where that works, and try to mine that.

- Charlie Hunter

Will Naps

I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time - and this includes naps - I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.

- Charlie Sheen

Some Appropriate

A lot of the strength of an RPG world lies in its foundation: its systems, lore, and when appropriate, its magic systems. While there are elements tied to 'Project: Eternity' that at first glance seem to be classic fantasy, that's intentional - we do want to recreate some elements of a High Fantasy experience.

- Chris Avellone

Away Tries

I'm honestly kind of scared of horror films. My girlfriend always tries to expose them to me. Being in a scary movie and seeing all the fake blood and stuff definitely takes away from the magic and kind of humanizes scary movies to me now, though.

- Chris Carmack

Fast Pretty

You learn pretty fast that there is no magic solution to poverty.

- Chris Hughes

Taking Risks Going

If you are not breaking rules and you are not taking risks, you are not going to end up with movies where there is discovery... and, to me, that is the magic of going into the cinema.

- Chris Meledandri

Change Subject

There's a magic that comes from playing entirely to who you are. I've got my specialist subject - in the Mastermind sense - and I wouldn't change it, or who I am.

- Chris Ofili

Think Putting

I have such awful skin; it doesn't matter what magic serum they think they're putting on - I'll usually break out.

- Chris Pine

Play Role

School librarians play such an enormous role in bringing children to books they are going to enjoy. It's a magic alchemy when that works.

- Chris Riddell

Sound Mechanical

I like things that don't sound particularly processed or mechanical or made by machines. I like music that contains human elements, with all their flaws. There's air in it, and you can hear a room of a bunch of guys playing. Those are the magic parts.

- Chris Stapleton

Doing I Remember

The whole idea of being mesmerized and not in control of your own actions is fascinating and a little spooky. I remember hearing about someone who'd gone to a magic act, and a person in the audience had become hypnotized by observing too closely what magician was doing on stage, and thought it was spooky to lose your consciousness that way.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Happen Polar

The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.

- Chris Van Allsburg

My Life Explain

I believe that there will be many things that happen to me in my life that I will not be able to explain. Some of those might be magic. I'm not sure.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Childhood Books

Recently, I've really responded to books that bring the magic of childhood back to us as adults.

- Christina Ricci

Though Could

If I could wave a magic wand and be anything, I'd be a really respected, really successful author. That's a hard combination to get, though. I really enjoy acting, and it's easier, frankly.

- Christine Elise

Happen Consensus

Consensus doesn't happen by magic... You have to drive to it.

- Christine Quinn