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“That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.”
“Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.”
“The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
“This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.”
“The world is its own magic.”
“Music is the strongest form of magic.”
“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 S. Szasz
“Whereas knights of old wore armor of plate, the modern knights of the air wear the invisible but magic armor of confidence in technology”
“If we were all given by magic power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships”
“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”
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