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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Children ask me, of course, “do you believe in magic?” and I’ve always said “no, I don’t”. I believe in different kinds of magic. There’s a kind of magic that happens when you pick up a wonderful book, and it lives with you for the rest of your life. That is my kind of magic. There’s magic in friendship and in beauty and… Metaphorical magic, yes.

J. K. Rowling on the Diane Rehm show, when asked if she is in any way drawn to magic (DRS: The Diane Rehm Show 1999)

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