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20 Quotes from literature that will remind you to believe in magic

We all need a little bit of magic in our lives, so here are 20 literature quotes that will remind you to believe in magic.

1.  “So how do you tell an adult that maybe everything wrong with the world stems from the fact that she’s stopped believing the impossible can happen?”
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines

2. “Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that… there are many kinds of magic, after all.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

3. “To have endured horrors, to have seen the worst of humanity and have your life made unrecognizable by it, to come out of all that honorable and brave— that was magical.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

4. “But remember. Just because you don’t believe in something doesn’t mean it isn’t real.”
Katherine Howe, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

5. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl, The Minpins

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6. The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

7. “I don’t believe it,” Quince says with absolute certainty. “I don’t believe anything magical can make someone more in love.” He looks me right in the eye as he says, “Love is already the strongest magic in the world.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Forgive My Fins

8. “Is magic not enough to live for?” Widget asks.
“Magic,” the man in the grey suit repeats, turning the word into a laugh. “This is not magic. This is the way the world is, only very few people take the time to stop and note it. Look around you,” he says, waving a hand at the surrounding tables. “Not a one of them even has an inkling of the things that are possible in this world, and what’s worse is that none of them would listen if you attempted to enlighten them. They want to believe that magic is nothing but clever deception, because to think it real would keep them up at night, afraid of their own existence.”
“But some people can be enlightened,” Widget says.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

9. “Life’s an act of magic, too. Claire Hamill sings a line in one of her songs that really sums it up for me: ‘If there’s no magic, there’s no meaning.’ Without magic- or call it wonder, mystery, natural wisdom- nothing has any depth. It’s all just surface. You know: what you see is what you get. I honestly believe there’s more to everything than that, whether it’s a Monet hanging in a gallery or some old vagrant sleeping in an alley.”
Charles de Lint, The Onion Girl

10. “Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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11. “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, Streams of Silver

12. “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, Six of Hearts

13. “Emotions and desires fuelled the magic that made wishes possible.”
Stephanie Garber, Caraval

14. “There is a moment between waking and sleeping and between sleeping and waking when the mind seems to be in many places at once, when memories mingle with dreams, when what has been and what is yet to be exist side by side, and when the mind slips free of time and personality to wander in strange halls where the familiar and the strange become indistinguishable and ghosts and visions walk hand in hand. Aelis tumbled toward sleep and fell into this place, to the mind’s borderlands, where magic is.”
M.D. Lachlan, Fenrir

15. “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, What the Mouse Found and Other Stories

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16. “The implication of this particular tale is: Trust strangers. Believe in magic.”
Michael Cunningham, A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

17. “He’d heard every person gets one impossible wish—just one—if the person wants something more than anything, and they can find a bit of magic to help them along.”
― Stephanie Garber, Caraval

18. “But that is impossible,” said Peter.
“Magic is always impossible,” said the magician. “It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it is magic.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician’s Elephant

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

20. “Children see magic because they look for it.”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

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