We must not let daylight in upon the magic.
Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
Profession: British Economist, Critic
The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.
Author: William Bolitho (1890-1930)
Profession: British Author
Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.
Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Profession: American Writer
Indubitably, Magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
Author: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)
Profession: British Occultist
The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.
Author: George Henry Lewes (1817-1878)
Profession: British Writer
There is something in omens.
Profession: Roman Poet