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Idioms Quotes
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The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms
has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music.
- George Crumb

You can't buy time or save it, common idioms notwithstanding.
You can only spend it.
- Eric Zorn

To make the bloody thing talk the way I do when I'm on a verbal roll,
in my idioms and rhythms.
- Gary Lucas

I do not believe in pure idioms.
I think there is naturally a desire,
for whoever speaks or writes,
to sign in an idiomatic, irreplaceable manner.
- Jacques Derrida

 

Foreign languages are another favourite topic,
and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion
of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
- John Millington Synge

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims,
one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms,
like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi



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As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom,
language becomes printed noise.
- George Will

Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted
with the idiom of country or rock music,
it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.
Bars are a rehearsal place.
- Garth Hudson

I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage.
- Paul Keating

Yes, but I view Frank's music as fully composed.
In other words, the arrangements can work for any idiom
such as a rock band or an orchestra.
Frank was a brilliant arranger and could make his music work in any context.
He proved that tour after tour and album after album.
- Dweezil Zappa

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a way, we are magicians.
We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards.
We are a very strange bunch.
But there is great fun in being a wizard.
- Billy Joel

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards,
for they are subtle and quick to anger.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Other people, including me, have written books with
main characters who were old and rich.
Or old and brilliant.
Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
- Elizabeth Moon

In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have
asked me to do game stats for my characters,
and I'm never comfortable doing that.
It's all relative after all.
- R. A. Salvatore

I don't know if I would've had the opportunity to be
on 'Wizards of Waverly Place' if it weren't for my heritage.
I realize everybody wants what they don't have.
But at the end of the day, what you have inside is
much more beautiful than what's on the outside!
- Selena Gomez

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Find A Magical White Bunny In Every Rabbit Hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships;
it softens the heart,
and even affects the nervous system
of those who have no heart.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch out, I have a Magic Wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

This is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The power of the Wizard lives within me.
I call upon its magic at will - transforming Fear into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Always remember the three magic words: You're right dear.
- Anonymous

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.
The very earliest people who made film were magicians.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire,
and it screamed.
It's a game!
The magic spells in it are as real as the gold.
Try retiring on that stuff.
- Gary Gygax

Words to me were magic.
You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds
of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever.
It was amazing to me that words had this power.
- Amy Tan

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching
for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
- Eugene O'Neill

Compromise and tolerance are magic words.
It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
- Hedy Lamarr

A dream doesn't become reality through magic;
it takes sweat,
determination and hard work.
- Colin Powell

Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic
of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps.
- Peter Abrahams

Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson,
which takes wonder and magic out of the novel,
treats not the past but the present.
- Leslie Fiedler

First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing -
more and more I think is magic.
- Kathy Acker

One thing changes every evening: It's the audience,
and I'm working my magic.
I'm always learning from it.
- Eli Wallach

It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a
car coming to a stop sign,
and driving off.
I had to decide how to frame and light it.
It was magic.
There was a sense of mystery.
- Conrad Hall

There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you see the magic in a fairy tale,
you can face the future.
- Danielle Steel

The nice thing about being a writer is that you can
make magic happen without learning tricks.
- Humphrey Carpenter

We all start in this medium because of the magic and
the challenge is to keep it going.
- John Sexton

There's only one word for that - magic darts!
- Sid Waddell

Believe in love.
Believe in magic.
Hell, believe in Santa Clause.
Believe in others.
Believe in yourself.
Believe in your dreams.
If you don't, who will?
- Jon Bon Jovi

It's not magic!
It's physics.
The speed of the turn is what keeps you upright.
It's like a spinning top.
- Deborah Bull

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

They developed a platform for me to put up another 12 years,
and that was my ticket to Cooperstown.
Those were the best years of my life.
It was like magic.
- Dennis Eckersley

There is no way I could have ever dared to make a documentary,
much less have the money to make a documentary,
if it was on 16mm.
But, with the magic of digital.
- Lloyd Kaufman

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Perfect Night has that magic and it has the raw energy
that grabs you by the throat.
- Lou Reed

Never ever doubt in magic.
The purest honest thoughts come from children,
ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth.
- Scott Dixon

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point
of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist -
got a T-1 line to my house.
At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area
hosted from this house here.
- Andy Hertzfeld


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