150 Magic Quotes on How Mystical & Charming the World Is

These magic quotes will make you realize how life is filled with enchanting and mesmerizing things that we should appreciate and embrace.

Everything related to the word “magic” is so extraordinary, complex, and undiscovered that it always amazes us. Up to this day, we are still looking for answers that prove whether magical things are real or just myths.

But believe it or not, we live in a world where all sorts of magical phenomena are waiting to unfold. Unveil the mysteries of the world and open up your thoughts and imagination through this collection of quotes that describe all things magical!

Let’s get right on it.

Best Magic Quotes

1. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. “Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.” – Carol Moseley Braun

3. “The world is its own magic.” – Shunryu Suzuki

4. “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

5. “Real magic is not about gaining power over others: it is about gaining power over yourself.” – Rosemary Guiley

6. “The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats 

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

8. “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

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

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

11. “Believe in magic. Believe in the impossible.” – Morgan Rhodes

12. “Let the magic of life remind you of your own miracles.” – Shaa Zainol

Famous Magic Quotes

13. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

14. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

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

16. “It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” – Terry Pratchett

17. “There is no magic when one no longer believes.” – Hilda Lewis

18. “Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.” – Michael Jackson

19. “Magic can be found in stolen moments.” – Francesca Lia Block 

20. “Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore

21. “Imagination is the true magic carpet.” – Norman Vincent Peale

22. “Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.” – Arthur C. Clarke

23. “There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details.” – Walt Disney

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

25. “Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.” – Ben Okri

Quotes to Motivate You to Find Magic in Your Life

26. “A little magic can take you a long way.” – Roald Dahl

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

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

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

30. “I think hope and magic are probably connected.” – Kate DiCamillo

31. “Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.” – Hermann Hesse

32. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – W. H. Murray

33. “There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline.” – Jose Eduardo dos Santos

34. “Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real.” – Robert Fanney

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

36. “The loss of magic is the denial of unlimited possibility.” – MacLaine

Wise Quotes About Magic That’ll Leave an Impression on You

37. “Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.“ – Margot Fonteyn

38. “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

39. “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

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

41. “Logic only gives man what he needs. Magic gives him what he wants.” – Tom Robbins

42. “Magic has often been thought of us the art of making dreams come true. The art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it.” – Starhawk

43. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie

44. “Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, something new.” – Leigh Bardugo

45. “Nature is a petrified magic city.” – Novalis

46. “Some people are magic, and others are just the illusion of it.” – Beau Taplin

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

48. “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

49. “When you’re touched by magic, nothing’s ever quite the same again. What really makes me sad is all those people who never have the chance to know that touch. They’re too busy, or they just don’t hold with make-believe, so they shut the door without really knowing it was there to be opened in the first place.” – Charles de Lint

50. “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

51. “The great leaders are like the best conductors. They reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.” – Blaine Lee

Quotes on How Believing in Magic Can Make You View Life Positively

52. “Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.” – Amanda Seyfried

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

54. “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

55. “Anytime you feel love for anything, be it stone, tree, lover, or child, you are touched by the Goddess’s magic.” – Cate Tiernan

56. “I believe life is destiny, and really captures the magic of life and the same for the magic in the disaster.” – Meital Dohan

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

58. “I believe your reality is what you make it, what you choose to see, and what you choose to allow yourself to do. There are possibilities all around you, magic all around you, no matter what situation you’re in.” – Keke Palmer

59. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone

60. “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

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

62. “Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.” – Ben Okri

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

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

65. “There’s something magical about putting yourself into life. You’ve got to stand up and take responsibility for your own life and you cannot abandon that.” – Bill Kurtis

Quotes About the Presence of Magic in Friendship, Love, and Relationships

66. “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

67. “Love isn’t a decision. It’s a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.” – Trey Parker

68. “When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it’s usually too late, we’ve used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It’s hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.” – Tom Robbins

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

70. “Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.” – Javan

71. “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

72. “Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.” – Wayne Dyer

73. “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

74. “Why is it that every time I’m with you, makes me believe in magic?” – Anonymous

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

Quotes That Portray How Magic Affects the Life We Live

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

77. “Action has magic, grace, and power in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

78. “There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.” – Frank Ocean

79. “Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly but merely to be lived: boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically lived.” – Mandy Hale

80. “So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors.” – L.H. Cosway

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

82. “The world will always need ‘magic.’ Without it, life is nothing but cheap tricks.” – Solange Nicole

83. “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

84. “It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” – Charles de Lint

85. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

86. “When magic creates man it may aspire to control him.” – R. Castleton

87. “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

Quotes on the Pros and Cons of Believing in Magic

88. “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” – Lou Reed

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

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

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

92. “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

Quotes on How We Can Find Magic in the Most Mundane Things

93. “The Internet has always been, and always will be, a magic box.” – Marc Andreessen

94. “Music is the strongest form of magic.” – Marilyn Manson 

95. “Words can have the same kind of magic as riffs can.” – Stone Gossard

96. “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

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

98. “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

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

100. “Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.” – Theodor W. Adorno

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

102. “There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.” – James Earl Jones

103. “Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” – Tom Petty

104. “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

105. “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 Gordo

106. “Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.” – Charles Eames

107. “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

Interesting Quotes to Show You How Great Writers Incorporate Magic Into Their Pieces

108. “But leave us some magic in the world. Leave us some mystery to enjoy.” – Stuart Hill

109. “There’s a lot of magic between you too, ain’t no denying that. And magic makes forgettin’ hard.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

111. “If magic was present, it moved under the skin of the world, beneath the ability of human eyes to catch sight of it.” – Gregory Maguire

112. “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

113. “There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.” – Terry Goodkind

114. “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

Quotes That Describe How Well-Known Personalities Put Magic in Their Work

115. “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

116. “What others call magic realism is normal and an everyday thing to me.” – Laura Esquivel

117. “Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind, and the silence of the stars?” – Nora Roberts

118. “Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.” – Martha Graham

119. “The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” – David Copperfield

120. “The magic doesn’t come from within the director’s mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors.” – James Cameron

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

122. “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

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

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

125. “The magic can happen in a studio. Special things can happen in a recording studio, even though it may seem like a clinical environment from the outside looking in.” – Benny Green

126. “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

127. “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

128. “Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Claus. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?” – Jon Bon Jovi

Quotes That Describe the Idea of Magic

129. “That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” – Charles de Lint

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

131. “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

132. “Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.” – Teller

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

134. “There is a lot of comedy in magic, and magic going wrong, and also it is a dramatic subject.” – J.K Rowling

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

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

137. “Magic has always been an element of witchcraft, but in the craft, its techniques were practiced within a context of community and connection.” – Starhawk

138. “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

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

140. “It’s not sometimes realistic to think that something magical can happen, but I think I look for the magic.” – Sherilyn Fenn

Short Magic Quotes

141. “The power of thought, the magic of the mind!” – Lord Byron

142. “Effective magic is transcendent nature.” – George Eliot

143. “Magic, like technology, is a tool.” – Mercedes Lackey

144. “By learning and magic, a saint may outwit the devil.” – Pope Sylvester II

145. “Magic is at the core of myths.” – Colin Farrell

146. “The real name for ‘science’ is magic.” – Harlan Ellison

147. “The magic words are squeamish ossifrage.” – Ronald L. Rivest

More Magic Quotes You’ll Want to Read

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

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

150. “I do believe in an everyday sort of magic. The inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art, and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” – Charles de Lint

Do You Believe in Magic?

As children, we always believed in the magical things that adults used to tell us. But, as we grow older, we begin to think and realize that not everything they used to say to us is true in real life.

In this sense, we forget that magic does not only refer to interpreting mythical phenomena. It is about the art of believing that something is extraordinary. 

Look around, and you’ll find something unique that you can consider magical. You just need imagination, belief, and faith to see it. We hope the quotes in this collection were able to give you a chance to view things differently and more magically.

What do you consider magical about your life? Are there other quotes you’d like us to add? Let us know in the comments below.

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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