There's no end
to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go! {Dr. Seuss}

Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Magic


Whatever you do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
{Johann Wolfgang von Goethe}
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}
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
{Vita Sackville-West}
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
{Jules Renard}
When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.
{Albert Einstein}
Knowledge of what you love somehow comes to you; you don’t have to read nor analyze nor study. If you love a thing enough, knowledge of it seeps into you, with particulars more real than any chart can furnish.
{Jessamyn West}
To work magic is to weave the unseen forces into form; to soar beyond sight; to explore the uncharted dream realm of the hidden reality.
{Starhawk}
Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
{Marsha Norman}
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
{Emily Dickinson}
Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.
{Judith Jamison}
Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.
{Jalai Ud-Din Rumi}
Wishing you many magical moments with your writing this weekend, Zigzaggers!

24 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Very inspiring quotes! My magic was zapped by a sleepless night, but hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Dana said...

Thank you for the inspirational quotes. I'm hoping to do a lot of writing this weekend and need all the inspiration I can get.

Have a great writing weekend!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the Einstein quote! I love that a man with such a brilliant scientific mind understood the importance of imagination!

Bish Denham said...

Ooooooo, I like that first quote by Burnett.

Clarissa Draper said...

Thanks for some more uplifting quotes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Shelley Sly said...

Wow, that one by Einstein is inspiring. I like the one by Renard, too.

Enjoy your weekend, Laura!

EvalinaMaria said...

"This flame that burns inside of me
I'm hearing secret harmonies
(it's a kind of magic )"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLxN0wpFoP8

I believe in magic

Erin L. Schneider said...

Great post - I love the quote from Jules Renard...oh, so true!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Nel Ashley said...

This is a great collection of quotes. Might have to print them out and pin them on my wall for when I am writing and need some inspiration.

Thanks Laura.

Margo Berendsen said...

Magic and quotes - the perfect inspirational mix! Love the one by Jessamyn West and Marsha Norman!

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Laura thank you for finding me so I could come here and read these magical quotes. Each is music to my writers soul especially the Sackville-West one.

Denise

MTeacress said...

Hey Laura, we have twinner words today - well almost. Mine is Magical.

Have a magical weekend. :)

Archna Sharma said...

What a wonderful collection you have here. Your soul and dreams and the universe; creativity, reality, art, and knowledge. You have just about everything one needs for magic. Lovely.

Thanks for visiting my way. I've fallen behind recently and I'm hoping to catch up quickly. :)

Catherine Stine said...

Hi, yes, I've heard some of these, and love them all! I have the Einstein quote in my writing den. Never heard the Marsha Norman one before. That's actually my fave.

Francene Stanley said...

I need to stop reading other people's blogs and get back to my writing before the moment slips away. Thanks for visiting.

http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

Amalie said...

Great collection of quotes, and some that really gelled with me--just what I needed today.

Sara Hill said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Sara Hill said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Mel said...

What great quotes and happy A-Z to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

sabrinagarie.com said...

What a wonderful list of quotes. I used to hang the Goethe won over my desk years ago. I'd forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me.

RaeLynn Fry said...

Wow! LOVE your idea for A2Z!! :)

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hi, Laura. How have you been? I had to tell you that I love, love, love that Renard quote about stories being in the air and just needing to be caught. I totally believe that! The Burnett one was good, too. Thanks for finding and sharing these.

-Jimmy

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I love the thought that there's a light inside you. You always have such great quotes. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone!! Thank you so much for your comments. Hello and welcome to Wavy Lines to the new Zigzaggers!!! I appreciate everyone who has stopped by. Usually I reply to each comment individually, but I'm having a tough time keeping up with it this month! I hope you don't mind. I read and love every single comment and thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

Love,
Laura