So much of what magicians have taken for granted this century stems from the work of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. Much of what will constitute standard magical theory and practice in the next century will derive from the state-of-the-art ideas and techniques currently under development in Chaos Magic.
He said nothing: seldom do those who are silent make mistakes.
Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology
This is my fault for being the departmental computer guy: when the machines break, I wave my dead chicken and write voodoo words on their keyboards until they work again.
Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives
He knew then there was no going back. All paths were closed to him except the plain horror of the present.
Matthew Lowes, Old Growth
And then she took her wishes with her into sleep.
Anna Elizabeth Bennett, Little Witch: 60th Anniversary Edition
“Is Jane magic?” Martha whispered to Katharine. “I don’t know. I think so,” Katharine whispered back. Jane glared at them. They went for two blocks in silence. “Are we magic, too?” “I don’t know. I’m scared to find out.”
Edward Eager, Half Magic
I poured out another glass of exercise wine and set my mind to it.
B L Lacertae, DORIANA: Succubus At Large!
Much of my rebelliousness starts with indifference to what is urgently important to others.
Barbara Ehrenreich, Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything
“Oh, my,” she said, her heart racing. “You are a bad little kitty.”
Robert Kroese, The Yanthus Prime Job: A Pepper Melange Novella