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- Books may well be the only true magic.
- Alice Hoffman
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)
- As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Zarya, 1994
- It's not enough to create magic. You have to create a price for magic, too. You have to create rules.
- Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 06-15-05
- Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
- We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.
- J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
- 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, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism"
- Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
- Tom Robbins (1936 - )