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"The wand chooses the wizard." - J K Rowling

"In politics there's never a magic wand." - Julia Gillard

"People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they ARE the magic wand." - Thomas Leonard

"The real magic wand is the child's own mind." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"It's a sword, not a fairy wand, you know." - John Flanagan

"Whoops - My wand is a little over excited!" - J K Rowling

"You have the power. You are the magic wand." - Laura Schlessinger

"This pen's all I have of magic wand." - Tony Harrison

"Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches." - Logan Pearsall Smith

"I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother - why, its brother gave you that scar." - J K Rowling

"Touch is the magic wand of intimacy. Love is keeping in touch." - Denis Waitley

"Ah well... wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? Okay, let's go." - J K Rowling

"Do' put your wand there, boy! ... Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!" - J K Rowling

"So that every wand or staff of empire is forsooth curved at top." - Francis Bacon

"I remember every wand I"ve ever sold, Mr. Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather - just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother - why, its brother gave you that scar." - J K Rowling

"No witch has ever claimed to own the Elder Wand. Make of that what you will." - J K Rowling

"YOUR WORD IS YOUR WAND. THE WORDS YOU SPEAK CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY" - Florence Scovel Shinn

"Don't fall for a magic wand, we humans got it all, we perform the miracles." - Kate Bush

"The mines of knowledge are often laid bare by the hazel-wand of chance." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"Tal doesn't move the pieces by hand; he uses a magic wand." - Viacheslav Ragozin

"I don't think somebody can just, like, wave a magic wand and make you a star." - Sandra Bernhard

"If Harry's wearing his cloak of invisibility, I guarantee he's not planting his wand." - Kerry Jackson

"I also carry a clear-and-rose-quartz chakra wand in my handbag." - Miranda Kerr

"Ah well... wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? Okay, let's go." - J K Rowling

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Don't put your wand there, boy! ... Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know!" - J K Rowling

"Eating lighter makes you lighter. No one can wave a magic wand." - Martine Mccutcheon

"I beg you I no magician. I can't just wave a magic wand." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune." - James Weldon Johnson

"When you're an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand. And you feel stupid doing it." - Amanda Palmer

"Neville kicked aside the broken fragments of his own wand as they walked slowly toward the door. "My gran's going do kill be," said Neville thickly, blood spattering from his nose as he spoke, "dat was by dad's old wand..." - J K Rowling

"[T]he myth that there was somehow a magic wand in the early 1980s to cure AIDS - a wand that Reagan deliberately refused to wave - is now almost conventional wisdom." - Andrew Sullivan

"I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand - but the president doesn't have a magic wand. You just can't say, 'low gas.'" - George W Bush

"Titles are like a magicians wand which circumscribe human facility and prevent us from living the lives of man." - Thomas Paine

"The government cannot do everything all at once. It can't wave a magic wand and meet everyone's demands simultaneously ..." - Corazon Aquino

"Let me walk through the fields of paper touching with my wand dry stems and stunted butterflies...." - Denise Levertov

"Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore." - Thomas Moore

"There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline." - Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

"The plough is to the farmer what the wand is to the sorcerer. Its effect is really like sorcery." - Thomas Jefferson

"I intend to do the Penn & Teller show until they pry my cheesy magic wand from my cold dead fingers." - Penn Jillette

"Moses lifting up his wand, and dividing the Red Sea, and Pharaoh in his chariot overwhelmed with the waters. This motto: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."" - Benjamin Franklin

"Public works are not accomplished by the miraculous power of a magic wand. They are paid for by funds taken away from the citizens." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow." - Patience Strong

"We dont have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, Id break up the banking system." - Kenneth C Griffin

"Harry: "And what if I wave my wand and nothing happens?" Ron: "Throw it away and punch him on the nose." - J K Rowling

"Clear focus is the mind's magic wand. It points your creativity in a particular direction and channels your experience behind it. Wherever you clearly focus, you create." - Sonia Choquette

"What's the point of being a magician if you can't wave your wand and make the people you care about feel better?" - Rick Riordan

"Armed with my sword and wand, I was all set for a stroll through the swamp to look for a hungry monster. Oh, joy!" - Rick Riordan

"The wand ricocheted through the swarm, thumping six, seven, eight of the little monsters before returning to Carter's hand. "Not bad," I said. "Keep it up!" - Rick Riordan

"Let me offer you, metaphorically, two magic wands that have sweeping powers to change society. With one wand you could wipe out all racism and discrimination from the hearts and minds of white America. The other wand you could wave across the ghettos and barrios of America and infuse the inhabitants with Japanese or Jewish values, respect for learning and ambition. ... I suggest that the best wand for society and for those who live in the ghettos and barrios would be the second wand." - Richard Lamm

"The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything." - Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

"We can't wave a magic wand and get rid of any of these people's problems, but what they want is they want to be heard." - Jamie Foxx

"I actually pointed my wand and it blew up! The power! The power was just like Angry Birds, but big [as] life." - Helena Bonham Carter

"There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words." - J K Rowling

"Just think how many books I could've sold if Harry had been a bit more creative with his wand." -[On the success of 50 Shades of Grey]" - J K Rowling

"Clear focus is the mind's magic wand. It points your creativity in a particular direction and channels your experience behind it. Wherever you clearly focus, you create." - Sonia Choquette

"The wand ricocheted through the swarm, thumping six, seven, eight of the little monsters before returning to Carter's hand. "Not bad," I said. "Keep it up!" - Rick Riordan

"There are times when I feel uninspired and I don't want to compose. I call these my 'bewitched' periods. I have to be touched with a magic wand." - Joaquin Rodrigo

"I wish that we did have a magic wand which we could wave and hey presto! Magic! Unfortunately life is not like that." - Desmond Tutu

"As technology puts the God-wand into the hands of mankind, new ethical issues never before facing us pose harrowing decisions." - Vanna Bonta

"No mighty king, no ambitious emperor, no pope, or prophet ever dreamt of such an awesome pulpit, so potent a magic wand." - Fred W Friendly

"What's the point of being a magician if you ca' wave your wand and make the people you care about feel better?" - Rick Riordan

"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"No mighty king, no ambitious emperor, no pope, or prophet ever dreamt of such an awesome pulpit, so potent a magic wand [television]." - Fred W Friendly

"Appellate review is not a magic wand and we undermine public confidence in the judicial process when we make it look like it is." - Alex Kozinski

"Money cannot be converted into houses or trained teachers or hospitals at the touch of a magic wand. There are limitations to our physical and intellectual resources." - John James Cowperthwaite

"We don't have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, I'd break up the banking system." - Kenneth C Griffin

"Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels." - Charles Perrault

"I heard from my dear friend Tiberius Ogden, that you can produce a Patronus? For a bonus point...? Harry raised his wand, looked directly at Umbridge, and imagined her being sacked. Expecto Patronum! The silver stag erupted from the end of his wand and cantered the length of the hall." - J K Rowling

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The Wand is not a Wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it." - Aleister Crowley

"What philosopher of the schoolroom, with the mental dowry of four summers, ever questions the power of the wand that opened the dark eyes of the beautiful princess, or subtracts a single inch from the stride of seven leagues?" - Robert Aris Willmott

"I love the whirling of the dervishes. I love the beauty of rare innocence. You don't need no crystal ball, Don't fall for a magic wand. We humans got it all, we perform the miracles." - Kate Bush

"He was going to be armed with his wand - which, just now, felt like nothing more than a narrow strip of wood - against a fifty-foot-high, scaly, spike-ridden, fire-breathing dragon." - J K Rowling

"Directly above them, framed in the doorway from the Brain Room, stood Albus Dumbledore, his wand aloft, his face white and furious. Harry felt a kind of electric charge surge through every particle of his body - they were saved." - J K Rowling

"His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral were but a wand, He walk'd with to support uneasy steps Over the burning marle." - John Milton

"Duty, though set about by thorns, may still be made a staff supporting even while it tortures. Cast it away, and, like the prophet's wand, it changes to a snake." - Douglas Jerrold

"The rout is Folly's circle, which she draws With magic wand. So potent is the spell, That none decoy'd into that fatal ring, Unless by Heaven's peculiar grace, escape. There we grow early gray, but never wise." - William Cowper

"Lo! there he lies, our Patriarch Poet, dead! The solemn angel of eternal peace Has waved a wand of mystery o'er his head, Touched his strong heart, and bade his pulses cease." - Paul Hamilton Hayne

"And the wand-like lily which lifted up, As a Maenad, its moonlight-coloured cup, Till the fiery star, which is its eye, Gazed through clear dew on the tender sky." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"How religious the whole creation becomes as Science passes to and fro, touching the swarms of facts with her wand of order, to make them fall into line and present their thoughts." - John Weiss

"But I got this far, did' I?" he said slowly. "They thought I"d die in the attempt, but I'm here . . . and you're in my power. . . . I'm the one with the wand. . . . you're at my mercy. . ." - J K Rowling

"Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming" - Scott Baio

"It is the function of a judge not to make but to declare the law, according to the golden mete-wand of the law and not by the crooked cord of discretion." - Edmund Burke

"Returning to power in northern India is very important for the Congress party. No magic wand will work. We have to make our efforts. It will be a long and difficult struggle for us." - Sonia Gandhi

"Duty, though set about by thorns, may still be made a staff supporting even while it tortures. Cast it away, and, like the prophet's wand, it changes to a snake." - Douglas William Jerrold

"For Pastrasche was their alpha and omega; their treasury and granary; their store of gold and wand of wealth; their bread-winner and minister; their only friend and comforter. ... Pastrasche was their dog." - Ouida

"But I got this far, didn't I?" he said slowly. "They thought I'd die in the attempt, but I'm here . . . and you're in my power. . . . I'm the one with the wand. . . . you're at my mercy. . ." - J K Rowling

"The government does not have some magic wand that can 'bring down the cost of health care.' It can buy a smaller quantity or lower quality of medical care, as other countries with government-run medical care do." - Thomas Sowell

"Music is the elixir of life. It can mimic the heartbeats of our bodies and heal like a magic wand... The resonance it creates in our bodies cannot be replicated by any medicine." - Walter Mikac

"If I had a wand and could put statues in different places, one of the statues would go to a man who just died, called Norman Borlaug, who came up with the Green Revolution." - Juan Enriquez

"Hello, Minister!" bellowed Percy, sending a neat jinx straight at Thicknesse, who dropped his wand and clawed at the front of his robes, apparently in awful discomfort. "Did I mention I'm resigning?" - J K Rowling

"Ah, that shows you the power of music, that magician of magician, who lifts his wand and says his mysterious word and all things real pass away and the phantoms of your mind walk before you clothed in flesh." - Mark Twain

"Family, work, familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I'd zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming." - Scott Baio

"If I could wave a magic wand and be anything, I'd be a really respected, really successful author. That's a hard combination to get, though. I really enjoy acting, and it's easier, frankly." - Christine Elise

"While there used to be one or two Pops orchestras, now there are all kinds of European orchestras that suddenly look upon this as a golden wand that can enable them to make money recording this music." - Skitch Henderson

"I stole a piece of the chess set on the first film. I took a piece of the treasure out of Bellatrix's vault on this film. And I've taken my wand and I've got my cloak." - Emma Watson

"Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember...I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things - terrible, yes, but great." - J K Rowling

"No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your circumstances or desires, if you make a gratitude list every day of the things you're grateful for, you will see your life take off! GRATITUDE is your MAGIC WAND! Whatever you point gratitude at increases, expands, and escalates, but you have to pick up that magic wand, and use it! Got it?" - Rhonda Byrne

"No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your circumstances or desires, if you make a gratitude list every day of the things you're grateful for, you will see your life take off! GRATITUDE is your MAGIC WAND! Whatever you point gratitude at increases, expands, and escalates, but you have to pick up that magic wand, and use it! Got it?" - Rhonda Byrne

"Others may fashion more smoothly images of bronze (I for one believe it), evoke living faces from marble, plead causes better, trace with a wand the wanderings of the heavens and foretell the rising of stars. But you, Roman, remember to rule the peoples with power (these will be your arts); impose the habit of peace, spare the vanquished and war down the proud!" - Virgil

"Most women, when they ask me for beauty tips aren't really prepared for my answer, which is, there is no magic beauty wand that can transform you and make you beautiful. It takes practice and what you see on Rupaul's Drag Race is years and years of practice." - RuPaul

"I wanted a do over. A time machine. That magic wand. But real life didn't have any easy outs, and very few happily-ever-afters. The real world was more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, with most of the choices ripped out before you even opened the cover." - Rachel Vincent

"The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn't concerned to protect His own integrity. He's a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter." - R C Sproul

"And what did the banks do to earn this perpetually flowing river of wealth? Did they lend out their own capital obtained through investment of stockholders? Did they lend out the hard-earned savings of their depositors? No, neither of these were their major source of income. They simply waved the magic wand called fiat money." - G. Edward Griffin

"The statue is then beautiful when it begins to be incomprehensible, when it is passing out of criticism, and can no longer be defined by compass and measuring-wand, but demands an active imagination to go with it, and to say what it is in the act of doing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"On the other end of the spectrum, we can't use this permission to sometimes say no and use it as a wand to wish away all our responsibilities. We also must remember not to use our "no" answers as a weapon. We can't turn into No! ninjas, karate-chopping anyone who even comes close to asking us for something." - Lysa TerKeurst

"I know it is something of a cliche to say that love makes all things possible, but I believe it does. It is not a magic wand that can be waved over life to make it all sweet and lovely and trouble free, but it can give the energy to fight the odds and win." - Mary Balogh

"But Dobby shouted, "You shall not harm Harry Potter! ... He got up, face livid, and pulled out his wand, but Dobby raised a long, threatening finger. "You shall go now," he said fiercely, pointing down at Mr. Malfoy. "You shall not touch Harry Potter. You shall go now." - J K Rowling

"Dumbledore was on his feet again, pale as any of the surrounding Inferi, but taller than any too, the fire dancing in his eyes; his wand was raised like a torch and from its tip emanated the flames, like a vast lasso, encircling them all with warmth." - J K Rowling

"Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden wand o'er the landscape; Twinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"What now, dear reader, shall we make of our telescope? Shall we make a Mercury's magic wand to cross the liquid aether with, and like Lucian lead a colony to the uninhabitied evening star, allured by the sweetness of the place?" - Johannes Kepler

"OH NO YOU DON"T, LADDIE!" Harry spun around. Professor Moody was limping down the marble staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone-flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing." - J K Rowling

"Did you see me disarm Hermione, Harry?" "Only once" said Hermione stung. "I got you loads more then you got me-" "I did not only get you once, I got you at least three times-" "Well if you're counting the one where you tripped over your own feet and knocked the wand out of my hand-" - J K Rowling

"Brimstone: '...I shall smite thee with my fightful blasting wand so that thy teeth shall drop out, thy skin shall wrinkle, thou shalt have boils on thy bottom and be subject to night sweats, ringing in the ears, falling sickness, flaking dandruff, arthritis, lumbago, uncontrollable dribbling, deafness, runny nose, and ingrowing toenails. Amen." - Herbie Brennan

"If you had a magic wand today, and you had one wish - to wipe out all the drug dealers, take them all off the streets and put them in jail, no trial, everybody who sold drugs would automatically be convicted. You know what's going to happen? There's going to be new ones. Why? Because the drug users are going to create them." - Rick Ross

"Nobody believes in magicians any more, nobody believes that anyone can come along and wave a wand and turn you into a frog. But if you read in the paper that by injecting certain glands scientists can alter your vital tissues and you'll develop froglike characteristics, well, everybody would believe that." - Agatha Christie

"HAIL HERMES! Mr. Lantiere has created something very special for all of us who love the history of mystery. The Magicician's Wand book opens doors to the past where we have an opportunity to explore the deeper meanings, myths and symbols of our art." - Jeff McBride

"Man's word is his wand filled with magic and power! Man comes into the world financed by God, with all that he desires or requires already on his pathway. This supply is released through faith and the Spoken Word. If thou canst believe, all things are possible." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"The greatest source of inspiration is hard work. Of course, I also believe in inspiration itself, but sometimes you have to provoke it, call on it repeatedly, even though it may take a while. There are times when I feel uninspired and I don't want to compose. I call these my 'bewitched' periods. I have to be touched with a magic wand." - Joaquin Rodrigo

"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment." - Pope Francis

"Mistress of love or of hate, occult science can dispense paradise or hell at its pleasure to human hearts; it disposes of all forms and confers beauty or ugliness; with the wand of Circe it changes men into brutes and animals alternately into men." - Eliphas Levi

"Pain and guilt can't be taken away with the wave of a magic wand. They're the things that we carry with us, they're the things that make us what we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away, I need my pain!" - William Shatner

"Those authors into whose hands nature has placed a magic wand, with which they no sooner touch us than we forget the unhappiness in life, than the darkness leaves our soul, and we are reconciled to existence, should be placed among the benefactors of the human race." - Denis Diderot

"I'm a big believer that your word is your wand. You know how people say things like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm such an idiot.' I don't say things like that anymore. Those put-downs, even if they're in jest, are little bullets of negativity that you don't need in your life." - Mariska Hargitay

"OH NO YOU DON'T, LADDIE!" Harry spun around. Professor Moody was limping down the marble staircase. His wand was out and it was pointing right at a pure white ferret, which was shivering on the stone-flagged floor, exactly where Malfoy had been standing." - J K Rowling

"Credit expansion is the governments' foremost tool in their struggle against the market economy. In their hands it is the magic wand designed to conjure away the scarcity of capital goods, to lower the rate of interest or to abolish it altogether, to finance lavish government spending, to expropriate the capitalists, to contrive everlasting booms, and to make everybody prosperous." - Ludwig Von Mises

"All writers know that on some golden mornings they are touched by the wand; they are on intimate terms with poetry and cosmic truth. I have experienced these moments myself. Their lesson is simple: It's a total illusion. And the danger in the illusion is that you will wait for those moments." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"The government pretends to be endowed with the mystical power to accord favors out of an inexhaustible horn of plenty. It is both omniscient and omnipotent. It can by a magic wand create happiness and abundance. The truth is the government cannot give if it does not take from somebody." - Ludwig Von Mises

"You can't help some increase from this point. I don't want any viewer to go away think a magic wand exists in Congress. So they're going to see some more bad news. But if we do this, we're doing the right thing." - Warren Buffett

"I'm not going to be able to wave a magic wand and change everybody's thoughts. That's something that can only happen by people working on themselves and being held to account by the rest of us, but what Donald Trump's done really unleashed a lot of darkness and divisiveness." - Hillary Clinton

"Pax vobiscum will answer all queries. If you go or come, eat or drink, bless or ban, Pax vobiscum carries you through it all. It is as useful to a friar as a broom-stick to a witch, or a wand to a conjuror." - Walter Scott

"Soft fantasy worlds have a much looser cause-and-effect relationship. Alchemists can turn lead into gold and nobody wonders about how it will impact the currency system. Someone waves a wand and turns an elephant into a mouse and nobody worries about conservation of mass." - Patrick Rothfuss

"I think there is an element of magic in photography - light, chemistry, precious metals - a certain alchemy. You can wield a camera like a magic wand almost. Murmur the right words and you can conjure up proof of a dream. I believe in wonder. I look for it in my life every day; I find it in the most ordinary things." - Keith Carter

"If you have never tried a plant-based diet, start. If you've never juiced vegetables, start. If you've never taken vitamin C to saturation, start. If you have never done a half-hour fitness workout each day, start. But, there is no such thing as a free lunch, a quick fix or a magic wand to cure illness." - Andrew Saul

"It is a strange feeling for a girl when first she finds the power put into her hand of influencing the destiny of another to happiness or misery. She is like a magician holding for the first time a fairy wand, not having yet had experience of its potency." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"There in seclusion and remote from men The wizard hand lies cold, Which at its topmost speed let fall the pen, And left the tale half told. Ah! who shall lift that wand of magic power, And the lost clew regain? The unfinished window in Aladdin's tower Unfinished must remain!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Everybody finished the song at different times. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest. 'Ah music,' he said, wiping his eyes. 'A magic beyond all we do here!" - J K Rowling

"...there was another, gorier parturition, when two nations incarnated out of one. A foreigner drew a magic line on a map and called it the new border; it became a river of blood upon the earth. And the orchards, fields, factories, businesses, all on the wrong side of that line, vanished with a wave of the pale conjuror's wand." - Rohinton Mistry

"Whenever I start a 'Potter' film, I get these dreams. The last dream I had, I was in a war and the sky was blotted with broomsticks and I couldn't find my wand. It was so intense. I always have mental, intense, war wizard dreams when I'm doing the films." - Natalia Tena

"People are always coming up to me, thinking I've got some magic wand that can make them a star and I want to tell them that no one can do that. Making hit records is not that easy. But it took me time to realize that myself." - Dr Dre

"I want witchcraft so bad that I can't stand it. I have wands in my apartment. And I use them sometimes. I walk into the kitchen with my wand, and I come out with something on a platter and I say, 'See, magic happens.' Works every time." - Amy Sedaris

"If I had a magic wand, I would live in a building in New York, big enough so my friends, my family could all have apartments in it. We'd raise our kids in the same space and have backyard barbecues and get old and fat together." - Liz Murray

"What a wonderful work Wagner has done for humanity in translating the toil of life into the readable script of music! For those who seek the tale of other worlds his magic is silent; but earth-travail under his wand becomes instinct with rhythmic song to an accompaniment of the elements, and the blare and crash of the bottomless pit itself." - Richard Wagner

"I never wanted to be a public figure. I feel that I always have to dampen down people's expectations. They expect me to be an oracle, wave a magic wand, sprinkle some slow, sparkly dust on them, to make everything all right." - Carl Honore

"People make basic assumptions based on what they have now. But you have to ask yourself, 'Is this really what people are going to be doing in five years?' Very few people ask themselves what they would actually want instead if they could wave a magic wand." - Drew Houston

"Poetical taste is the only magician whose wand is not broken. No hand, except its own, can dissolve the fabric of beauty in which it dwells. Genii, unknown to Arabian fable, wait at the portal. Whatever is most precious from the loom or the mine of fancy is poured at its feet. Love, purified by contemplation, visits and cheers it; unseen musicians are heard in the dark; it is Psyche in the palace of Cupid." - Robert Aris Willmott

"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life. Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve." - Pope Francis

"Maybe a man in a million could unite the Hallows, Harry. I was fit only to possess the meanest of them, the least extraordinary. I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it. I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it." - J K Rowling

"And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward. Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell." - J K Rowling



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