The Magicians Quotes.

1. "If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

2. "I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

3. "[F]or just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It's here, and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

4. "In a way fighting was just like using magic. You said the words, and they altered the universe. By merely speaking you could create damage and pain, cause tears to fall, drive people away, make yourself feel better, make your life worse."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

5. "I have a little theory that I'd like to air here, if I may. What is it that you think makes you magicians?" More silence. Fogg was well into rhetorical-question territory now anyway. He spoke more softly. "Is it because you are intelligent? Is it because you are brave and good? Is is because you're special? Maybe. Who knows. But I'll tell you something: I think you're magicians because you're unhappy. A magician is strong because he feels pain. He feels the difference between what the world is and what he would make of it. Or what did you think that stuff in your chest was? A magician is strong because he hurts more than others. His wound is his strength. Most people carry that pain around inside them their whole lives, until they kill the pain by other means, or until it kills them. But you, my friends, you found another way: a way to use the pain. To burn it as fuel, for light and warmth. You have learned to break the world that has tried to break you."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

6. "Are you kidding? That guy was a mystery wrapped in an enigma and crudely stapled to a ticking fucking time bomb. He was either going to hit somebody or start a blog."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

7. "It's time to live with what we have and mourn what we lost."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

8. "The truth doesn't always make a good story, does it?"
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

9. "The process of learning is a nonstop orgy of wonderment."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

10. "Most people are blind to magic. They move through a blank and empty world. They’re bored with their lives, and there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re eaten alive by longing, and they’re dead before they die."
- Lev Grossman, The Magicians

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