magician - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
We can put earth into a positive spell with our words, with our love, for it is the most powerful magic there is. So, my muggle-born word-magicians, get to work, cast spells of love that wake your brethren from their slumber, let them breathe anew. Show them the beauty that sparks and shines within, show them that we are all keepers of the light. And be the greatest showmen on earth, all of you, united. Be as brilliant as all the stars combined and that light will be eternal.
The magician was little more than a highly effective pickpocket. He would entertain the crowd, inviting the most wealthy looking to the stage, then relieve them of their valuables. He took great delight in doing this in front of the audience and there still not being any witnesses to the crime. He would haul enough in one visit to a wealthy neighbourhood to live handsomely for a month or so under another name, in another town, using a different disguise. Then he would invent a new persona and stage name and move on to the next wealthy district. It was a fine plan until he met Alex, then it all went horribly wrong.
At first we thought the magician would be as boring as all the rest. He wore a top hat and tail coat like all the rest, and had that showman way of speaking. But nothing could have prepared us for what we were about to witness. He brought an old woman from the audience and locked her in a closet. He then proceeded to set fire to the closet and burn it to ashes. Then from a closet across the stage he brought out the woman, but she was a teenager again! Amazing! We all rose to our feet and clapped, stamped and hollered. But when we sat down for an encore the magician himself had vanished. No-one ever found out who he was or where he had come from. The mystery of the magician is still talked about in the taverns today when gossip is sparse.
They say that any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic, and you see, there is the clue to the art of magic... it's also a science, a technology. It can be used for the betterment of mankind, to promote our evolution, or to bring devastation upon us all. Those who practice the dark arts use it for power and control, for abuse and for the pleasure they feel in causing pain and death. It is for the most parts a linguistical method, hence the "spells" in literature, the sense that it is done with words... because for the most part, it is. It is often combined with fear and sometimes drugs. It works because of the way the brain is wired with words and images.
Magic can be used to make a person forget experiences, to not see what is right in front of them and to control behaviour. With words you can be paralysed or have your body controlled... yet it is possible to fight your way out of it, to resist the "spell" and I'm living proof of that. I'm the one who was never supposed to survive. For the ones that fight the spells, who emerge with memories that were supposed to be erased, there will be the drugs to induce insanity and the watchers to ensure you are living as you ought to, that even if you have memories you are too intimidated to tell them. Magic is a science and an art, it uses the entire brain... so be both too, be a scientist and an artist, use positive phrasing, be kind with your words... then the ones who aren't will stand out, or else they'll have to hide and be reduced in the ways they harm our world. And please remember, there are the good magicians too, the ones who will share their abilities and teach you how it works. So please, dear muggles, wake up, because we're trying with every ounce of strength we have to save you.
We good magicians work with and for the positive universal force, we are helped by love and made well by love. The dark arts magicians are helped by the negative force and they are poisoned by love, feeding off pain.