174 Magic Quotes And Sayings To Keep You Believing

No matter who you are or where you’re going in life, we all need a little bit of a push, and these magic quotes can help get you there.

When you were a child, the thought of magic was never far off.

From the movies you watched to the books you read to the stories of Santa and the Easter Bunny you believed in, magic was

a part of your life.

Let us know your favorite magic quote in the comment section below.

What are the benefits of reading these magic quotes?

As we age, that magic fades away, and it’s hard to regain it during adult life’s many trials and tribulations.

But there is always hope and magic in the world if you simply know where to look for it. 

These magic quotes will remind you that:

  • Life is a beautiful kind of magic in itself
  • Magic is not just for kids, and we all need something to believe in
  • We can find magic in surprising places if we learn how to look for it

To bring a bit of magic back, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best magic quotes for you, to keep you believing in larger and beautiful things.

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Magic Quotes to Keep You Believing

1. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”― Stephen King

Magic Quotes about books

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

Magic Quotes to make you believe

3. “Magic can be found in stolen moments.”― Francesca Lia Block 

Magic Quotes and sayings

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

Magic Quotes about the world

5. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”― Arthur C. Clarke

Magic Quotes about technology

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

Magic Quotes About Life

7. “Children see magic because they look for it.”― Christopher Moore

Magic Quotes About Children

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

Magic Quotes About Pure hearts

9. “Music is the strongest form of magic.”― Marilyn Manson 

Magic Quotes About Music

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

Magic Quotes About Belief

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Magic quotes to awaken your dreams

11. “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

Magic Quotes About Love

12. “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

Mystical Magic Quotes

13. “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

Magic Quotes About Being magical

14. “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

Magic Quotes About Believing

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

Magic Quotes About Geniusness

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16. “Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.” — Wayne Dyer

Magic Quotes About Judgment

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

Magic Quotes About Imagination

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

Magic Quotes About Truth

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19. “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

Magic Quotes About Miracle

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20. “Movies are like magic tricks.” – Jeff Bridges

Magic Quotes About Movies

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Magic quotes to spark your inner fire

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

Magic Quotes About Loss

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22. “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

Magic Quotes About Painting

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23. “I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.” – Natalie Wood

Magic Quotes About Being young

24. “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

Magic Quotes About Art

25. “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

Magic Quotes About Perfectionists

26. “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

27. “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

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

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

30. “Magic is at the core of myths.”- Colin Farrell

Magic quotes to boost your imagination

31. “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

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

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

34. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic quotes to open up your eyes to it

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

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

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

44. “It’s a very hard thing for all of us to accept ourselves at all the different stages – the horrible side, the wonderful side, the adorable side – and who you are as a grownup. And then to bring what you learned as a child to that grownup: that is the magic of creativity.” – Ellen Greene

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

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

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

48. “Of all the magic words in existence, words of kindness create the greatest transformation spells.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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

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

52. “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

53. “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

54. “To each his own magic.”― Libba Bray

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

56. “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

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

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

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

60. “Magic doesn’t require beauty,’ she said. ‘Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, something new.”― Leigh Bardugo

More magic quotes and sayings

61. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

71. “She was everything real in a world of make-believe.” — Atticus

72. “Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.” — JmStorm

73. “Magic is the art of thinking, not strength or language.” — Christopher Paolini

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

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

Magic quotes for the believers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Short Magic Quotes That Will Make You Believe In Magic

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

87. “Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.” ― Aleister Crowley

88. “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

89. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Bertrand Russell.

90. “If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water.” — J.B.S. Haldane

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

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

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

94. “One man’s magic is another man’s engineering.” — Robert A. Heinlein

95. “Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.” — Ben Okri

Magic Quotes That Make You Want To Experience Magic

96. “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” ― Kate Douglas Wiggin

97. “That’s the beauty of it. Have you seen the contraptions these magicians build to accomplish the most mundane feats? They are a bunch of fish covered in feathers trying to convince the public they can fly, I am simply a bird in their midst.” ― Erin Morgenstern

98. “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

99. “A magician is strong because he feels pain. He feels the difference between what the world is and what he would make of it. Or what did you think that stuff in your chest was? A magician is strong because he hurts more than others. His wound is his strength.” ― Lev Grossman

100. “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

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

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

103. “Perhaps the magic would last, perhaps it wouldn’t. But then again, what does?” ― Terry Pratchett

104. “Want me to flex my magic for you, baby?” ― Sarah Rees Brennan

105. “The world is full of magic. You’ve just got to learn how to access it.” ― Max Nowaz

Powerful Magic Quotes To Sharpen Your Wit

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

107. “The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities.” — Rumi

108. “Magic exists if you allow it. If you open yourself up to it.” — Sandra Bullock

109. “All human beings have magic in them. The secret is to know how to use this magic.” — Sybil Leek 

110. “If you don’t get the ending you desire…. have faith in the magic of new beginnings.” — Rita Zahara

111. “Try to begin things you feel you can do. To begin is enough-there is a boldness in beginning. And in boldness lies genius and magic.” — Sir David Baird, 1st Baronet

112. “If you would bring the magic out of your mind – the magic which will transform everything – you must believe.” — Al Koran

113. “The loss of magic is the denial of unlimited possibility.” — Shirley MacLaine

114. “Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.” — Paulo Coelho

115. “Magic is what we invent when we want something we think we cant have.” — Sarah Addison Allen

Magic Quotes To Encourage You To Believe

116. “The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” — Khalil Gibran

117.“Magic is the projection of natural energies to produce needed effects.” — Scott Cunningham

118. “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

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

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

121. “A little magic can take you a long way.” — Roald Dahl

122. “There is a magic about you that is all your own.” — D.M. Dellinger

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

124. “If we believe in magic, we’ll live a magical life. If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits, we’ve suddenly made those beliefs real.” — Tony Robbins

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

Magic Quotes To Show The Beauty In Magic

126. “Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.” — Michael Jackson

127. “The existence of tricks does not imply the absence of magic.” — Bernard Cornwell

128. “If you pay close attention to each day, you will discover the magic moment.” — Paulo Coelho

129. “The rules of magic, my dear, are best not discusses. For once we understand the illusion, we no longer believe it.” — Libba Bray

130. “Follow your passion. Magic has no formula.” — Tina Sharkey

131. “Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world.” — Rudolf Steiner

132. “Magic is the total delight (appreciation) of chance.” — Chogyam Trungpa

133. “It’s the first and only rule. Magic comes when you’re not looking for it.” — Holly Smale

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134. “We are born with magic inside of us.” — James Victore

135. “My mind’s cries tell me that everything on earth is tragic. My heart’s smiles tell me that everything on earth is magic.” — Sri Chinmoy

Magic Quotes on the Power and Mystery of Magic

136. “The only magic in our lives as runners is the magic of consistency. Not every run will make you feel great.” ― John Bingham

137. “When magic through nerves and reason passes, Imagination, force, and passion will thunder. The portrait of the world is changed.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

138. “To see itself through, music must have idea or magic. … Music with neither dies young though rich.” ― Ned Rorem

139. “Confidence, to my way of thinking, generally is all the magic needed to work miracles.” ― Evalyn Walsh McLean

140. “What’s the main thing that makes magic magic? The fact that no one believes that it’s possible.” ― Kanye West

141. “I love the magic of movies and television, and I always have since I was kid.” ― Matt Lanter

142. “I was touched by the magic of music. My way to communicate was through my guitar and music.” ― Juanes

143. “Poetry is in itself strength and joy, whether it be crowned by all mankind, or left alone in its own magic hermitage.” ― John Sterling

144. “If writing is thinking and discovery and selection and order and meaning, it is also awe and reverence and mystery and magic.” ― Toni Morrison

145. “Fiction is a sort of inter-human magic, allowing you to travel into a scene and feel it tingle on your skin.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

Magic Quotes to Show the Power in It

146. “Every moment is auspicious. There is always some magic in it.” ― Amit Ray

147. “I like to believe magic is all around us, finding its way into everyday life one miracle at a time.” ― D.A. Henneman

148. “Magic is an honor, until it’s a shackle.” ― Melissa de la Cruz

149. “Before you find the magic of life you have to open yourself up to the possibility of it being there.” ― Bette Lee Crosby

150. “To be able to see a magic, you need to have a mind that can detect that magic!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

151. “The only thing more unpredictable than magic is language.” ― Sully Tarnish

152. “The magic of everyday life is the sacred moment.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

153. “An imaginative mind is a place where you can find magic.” ― Debasish Mridha

154. “A Grace connected creating the World of life, and the world of the dead in pathways of magic.” ― Terry Goodkind

155. “Anger is a shield for the power of the sword’s magic, so that helped.” ― Terry Goodkind

Magic Quotes to Provoke Your Thoughts

156. “When you know that illusion and transformation are no different from birth and death, then you may learn magic.” ― Liezi

157. “Eliminate the tyranny of magic from mankind.” ― Terry Goodkind

158. “Any impossibility turned into a possibility is magic.” ― Amit Kalantri

159. “There are just some things that are outside of comprehension, even if we can quantify them. At some point, science becomes magic.” ― Jay Hosking

160. “Too many cold, hungry nights had taught her a special kind of practicality, but in that moment, she believed in his magic.” ― Laura Trentham

161. “The people who move forward and overcome their fears do not have some special powers or a magic pill they take; they just have more practice in facing their fears.” ― Dave Anderson

162. “Magic was merely the unknown, a wild thing undefined by logic or reason.” ― J D Lakey

163. “Because when you finally find the one against all odds, you give him your best and let the magic of the world carry the rest.” ― E. Mellyberry

164. “There was a magic: and the name of it was love.” ― Philippa Gregory

165. “I just find that humans are predictable and stupid and animals and nature are a lot more magical to me. I’m just interested in magic, and not the silly humans.” ― Jason Lytle

166. “I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.” ― Zane

167. “Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.” ― John Dyer

168. “Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps.” ― Peter Abrahams

169. “We all start in this medium because of the magic and the challenge is to keep it going.” ― John Sexton

170. “The words dripped on my consciousness, sank into my being, and carried me away to the magic long ago of once upon a time.” ― Peter Abrahams

171. “I’ve been on enough sports teams in my life to have experienced the magic of what can happen when a group of people care for and love each other.” ― Tim Ryan

172. “I don’t believe art is available; it’s rare and curious and should be completely isolated; one is more aware of its magic the more it is isolated.” ― Francis Bacon

173. “As far as inspiration goes, I’m constantly inspired by traveling, symbols, magic and different cultural traditions around the world.” ― Pamela Love

174. “Improvise when obstacles present themselves. Happy accidents are magic! Have an open mind.” ― Matthew Bonifacio

Which of these magic quotes washed over your senses?

No matter how old you are, there’s always magic to be found in this world.

Whether it’s in the art that we create, the joy we bring others, the challenges we crush, the self-empowerment we build, the failures that lead to opportunities, or just the path that life leads us on, magic lingers within us and all around us, if we can just believe.

We hope these awesome magic quotes stirred the child inside of you and give you the chance to widen your perspective to the mystery and beauty of existence. 

Reach out; you’ll find magic everywhere when you open your eyes to it and allow it to wash over your senses.

That magic is real, just like the everyday power inside of you.

Which of these magic quotes resonated with you best?

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  1. Casey Shenangogal

    December 23, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    There is a short film that I saw, nearly 50 years ago, with a poem that went something like this:

    Some people live at the magic show,
    and some people go.
    Some people ask what magic is,
    and some people know.

    I would love to find that quote, the author, and/or the short film again.

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