You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a
thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
J. M. Barrie
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
G. K. Chesterton
The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I
wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
Accountants are the witch-doctors of the modern world and willing to turn their hands to any kind of magic.
Quoted in February, 1964.
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes just be an illusion.
Who controls the past controls ... the future: who controls the present controls the past.
The Vampire Lestat
A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note, he said,
but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.
To run this business ... you need ... optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition,
curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient - euphoria.
Profits are the lifeblood of the economic system, the magic elixir upon which progress
and all good things depend ultimately. But one man's lifeblood is another man's cancer.
We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
Speech at United Nations Climate Action Summit, New York, September 23, 2019.
Slice him where you like, a hellhound is always a hellhound.
P. G. Wodehouse