“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” – Kahlil Gibran, Poet and Artist (1883-1931)

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey, Media Personality and Businesswoman (B. 1954)

“Life is playfulness… We need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us.” – Flora Colao, Writer and Therapist (B. 1954)

“People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they are the magic wand.” – Thomas Leonard, Personal Development Coach (1955-2003)

It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.” – Mary Ellen Chase, Educator and Writer (1887-1973)

“This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle, wonderful, inscrutable, magical, and more to whosoever will think of it.” – Thomas Carlyle, Writer and Historian (1795-1881)

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomine, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” – G.K. Chesterton, Writer (1874-1936)