quotes tagged with 'magic'

There are those who do not marry because they feel a lack of “magic” in the relationship. By “magic” I assume they mean sparks of attraction. Falling in love is a wonderful feeling, and I would never counsel you to marry someone you do not love. Nevertheless—and here is another thing that is sometimes hard to accept—that magic sparkle needs continuous polishing. When the magic endures in a relationship, it’s because the couple made it happen, not because it mystically appeared due to some cosmic force.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=81e3f5...Saved by mlsscaress in love effort marriage endure magic relationships create 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, single power, a single salvation... and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else”

Author: Hermann Hesse, Source: unkownSaved by ennio in suffering love struggle magic 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Precision instruments are designed to achieve an idea, dimensional precision, where perfection is impossible. There is no perfectly shaped part of the motorcycle and never will be, but when you come as close as these instruments take you, remarkable things happen, and you go flying across the countryside under a power that would be called magic if it were not so completely rational in every way.

Author: Robert M. Pirsig, Source: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenaceSaved by richardkmiller in science art magic motorcycle precision 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Love is like magic
And it always will be.
For love still remains
Life's sweet mystery!!


Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And there's nothing in life
That love cannot change!!


Love can transform
The most commonplace
Into beauty and splendor
And sweetness and grace.


Love is unselfish,
Understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart
And not with its mind!!


Love is the answer
That everyone seeks...


Love is the language,
That every heart speaks.


Love can't be bought,
It is priceless and free,


Love, like pure magic,
Is life's sweet mystery!!

Author: Helen Steiner Rice, Source: "Magic of Love"Saved by jarvie in love magic bkp 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Make no little plans; they have no magic [there] to stir men’s blood


And probably themselves will not be realized.


Make big plans; aim high and hope and work,

Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die,

But long after we are gone,

Will be a living thing,

Asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.

Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things

That would stagger us.

Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.


We must recognize that excellence and quality are a reflection of how we feel about ourselves and about life and about God. If we don’t care much about these basic things, then such not caring carries over into the work we do, and our work becomes shabby and shoddy.


Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill involved, reflects real caring, and real caring reflects our attitude about ourselves, about our fellowmen, and about life.


Author: Daniel H. Burnham, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in vision work hope build magic legacy create plans assertion 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Author: William H. Murray, Source: The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, Pub. J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1951Saved by mlsscaress in initiative begin commitment decision progression motion magic providence hesitancy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
That has always been the dark side of the American dream, the search for an easy way out, a belief in magic. The endless parade of promises that constitutes the heart of American advertising, one of the largest of our national enterprises, testifies to the deep well of superstition in our national foundation, which has been institutionalized in the advertising business. Easy money, easy health, easy beauty, easy education — if only the right incantation can be found.
Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, p. 88Saved by cboyack in business advertising superstitution magic easiness shortcut 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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