The Goddess is Alive. Magic is afoot.
— Zsuzsanna Budapest
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
I think movies have much more magic than the theater. Theater can be a magical experience, but movies thrust their subjectivity on you in a more profound way.
— Zoe Kazan
If you try to make your circle closed and exclusively yours, it never grows very much. Only a circle that has lots of room for anybody who needs it has enough spare space to hold any real magic.
— Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers.
The core practice of magic is: The execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect.
— Zeena Schreck
There can be powerful magic in acts of desperation.
There is magic in patience, you know.
I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.
If I had all the money in the world, I'd be like, "Great, let's just keep doing it!" I, unfortunately, have not won the lottery or found the magic genie lamp.
— Zachary Levi
No to spectacle no to virtuosity no to transformations and magic and make believe no to glamour and transcendency of the star image no to the heroic no to the anti-heroic no to trash imagery no to involvement of performer or spectator no to style no to camp no to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer no to eccentricity no to moving or being moved.
— Yvonne Rainer
The magic never worked! The only thing we're left with is regret.
The magic question is, 'What for?' But art is not for anything. Art is the ultimate goal.
— Young-Ha Kim
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
— Yoko Ono
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we're becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don't think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
— Wolfgang Petersen
I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.
— Wolfgang Hildesheimer
When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest. I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind, before I had learned to read and write.
— Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Apollo has peeped through the shutter,And awaken'd the witty and fair;The boarding-school belle's in a flutter,The twopenny post's in despair;The breath of the morning is flingingA magic on blossom and spray,And cockneys and sparrows are singingIn chorus on Valentine's day.
— Winthrop Mackworth Praed
You see so many beautiful things happening in this world, and you see so many things that make you want to cry and crawl under a rock. But there's an underlying feeling of magic and mystery in everything that I live for. I feel like all of my art is trying to get people to see that underlying, subtle energy that lives within everything that we see and what we don't see in this world.
— Willow Smith
If you go to a magic show, you don't want to see logic.
— Willie Nelson
It occurs to me one evening as I'm feeding the birds that all I did was put two birds in the aviary, some food and water and nothing else and now there are six of them. I know this is perfectly natural, it's one of the things life is all about, but to have it happen in my bedroom, under my own eyes, is magic.
— William Wharton
The use of the Will as the projector of Mentative Currents is the real base of all Mental Magic.
— William Walker Atkinson
Pain and guilt can't be taken away with the wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!
— William Shatner
Woman dwell always in the palace of unpalatable truth and never by any chance is there a magic talisman to save them from their destiny. Speech is their ultimate need. We men exist for them only in so far as we can be described.
— William McFee
Stoutly as we may affirm that our disasters and vices are chargeable to luck, we never dream of ascribing our meritorious deeds, in the slightest degree to its agency. In such cases we quite unconsciously blink out of sight the magic power of the latter principle, so wondrous and all-controlling in its influence at other times, and coolly appropriate to ourselves not merely the lion's share, but the whole glory of our position.
— William Matthews
BEFORE I DISCOVERED THE miracles of science, magic ruled the world.
— William Kamkwamba
You came to tell us that the great cities are in favour of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile plains. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy out farms and the grass will grow in the city...You shall not press down upon the brow of labour this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
— William Jennings Bryan
I am fascinated by this partnership between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. It's magic and I love it.
— William J. Clinton
The Beatles are not merely awful. They are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art, that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music.
— William F. Buckley, Jr.
All the charm of the angler's life would be lost but for these hours of thought and memory. All along the brook, all day on lake or river, while he takes his sport, he thinks. All the long evenings in camp, or cottage, or inn, he tells stories of his own life, hears stories of his friend's lives, and if alone calls up the magic of memory.
— William Cowper Prime
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have moved, and, as with living souls, have been inform'd, by magic numbers and persuasive sound.
— William Congreve
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
— William Carey Jones
Selfishness makes Christmas a burden;Love makes it a delight.The joy of brightening a child's heart creates the magic of Christmas.
— William Carey Jones
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
— William Bernbach
Be magic choose and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to believe. We are who we choose to be.
— Will Smith
I want to represent possibilities. I want to represent magic, right, that you're in a universe, and two plus two equals four.
— Will Smith
Once you're imagining being the main character, and you're having the conversations and actually being there, the magic in fiction writing takes over.
— Will Hobbs
Underneath all civilization, ancient or modern, moved and still moves a sea of magic, superstition, and sorcery. Perhaps they will remain when the works of our reason have passed away.
— Will Durant
Believing is a daring adventure into the unseen, it is a radiant faith in the unexplored, the undiscovered, the miracles of the future. . . There is magic in the art of believing! Believe! Engrave these words of the Master in your memory: "All things are possible to those who believe." Believe! Believe in the limitless supply of God's goodness. The universe is filled with more wonders than you can imagine.
— Wilferd Peterson
Imagination inspires you to look at everything with fresh eyes, as though you had just come forth from a dark tunnel into the light of day. Imagination becomes for you a magic lamp with which to search the darkness of the unknown, that you may discover new goals or chart more productive paths to old goals.
— Wilferd Peterson