— Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
— Ian Darke British association football and boxing commentator 1950
2010s, 2011, 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Context: Daiane, whose own goal started all the talking points today after seventy-four seconds. Seems a long, long time ago now. It was into this goal, now Brazil need her to put one in legitimately for them. Yes! Brilliant save from Solo, brilliant save! And that one is legal, and now that means, that if the United States put in the last two penalties, they will go into the semi-finals. That is a moment of magic from Hope Solo! Brazil v. United States http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=r1PlC9mj-N0 (10 July 2011).
„Magic is not about having a puzzle to solve. It's about creating a moment of awe and astonishment. And that can be a beautiful thing“
— David Blaine American illusionist and endurance artist 1973
Interview with Brett Martin for Time Out New York (April 1-8, 1999, on-line). http://www.hwwilson.com/_home/bios/1997004856.htm
„I think magic is very related to happiness. So it is not there all the time, but there are beautiful moments of magic in everyone's life.“
— Penélope Cruz Spanish actress 1974
Cinema.com interview (2001)
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, book On Fairy-Stories
On Fairy-Stories (1939), Context: The story-maker proves a successful 'sub-creator'. He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is 'true': it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside. The moment disbelief arises, the spell is broken; the magic, or rather art, has failed.
— John Barnes, Mother of Storms
Mother of Storms (1994), p. 125
„They found him shot dead outside Stockton,
His body lyin' on a muddy hill.
Nothin' taken, nothin' stolen;
Somebody killed him just to kill.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995), "The New Timer"
— Tasha Tudor American illustrator and writer 1915 - 2008
„Artemis Fowl grinned right back at him and pointed his index finger to the sky… from the tip of this finger sprang a small blue spark that exploded like a tiny firework.
“I know magic can be stolen,” said Artemis. “Because I stole some myself.“
— Eoin Colfer Irish author of children's books 1965
— Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
„The memories of the first Independence Day may have faded, but the power of that magical moment must never be forgotten.“
— Shashi Tharoor Indian politician, diplomat, author 1956
2000s, The Hindu, "1947, first-hand ", Sunday, Aug 15, 2004 Available Online http://www.hinduonnet.com/mag/2004/08/15/stories/2004081500530300.htm
„The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.“
— Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference