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Sandra Bullock as the character Sally Owens in "Practical Magic"  |  Source: facebook.com/Practical-Magic
Source: Sandra Bullock as the character Sally Owens in "Practical Magic" | Source: facebook.com/Practical-Magic

49 ‘Practical Magic’ Quotes for the Witch in All of Us

Dayna Remus
Nov 13, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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Magic. Some of us are fascinated by it, and some fear it. No matter which side of the fence you find yourself on, these 49 witchy quotes are sure not to disappoint.

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"Practical Magic" is a film adaptation of a book Alice Hoffman wrote about two sisters who are witches. In the movie, these siblings are portrayed by Sandra Bullock, who takes on the character of Sally Owens, and Nicole Kidman, who portrays the other sister, Gillian Owens.

After their parents' death, the two girls grew up in a town where they were ostracized for their magical abilities. Sadly, Sally and Gillian were also put under a curse, bringing ruin to any individual with whom they fell in love. As they grew up and faced their adult lives, this curse became central to the sisters' already complicated existence.

Read the 49 quotes below to find out more about their witchy ways.

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 Deathwatch Beetle’s quote: "...once the beetle's ticking begins, there's no way to stop it; there's no plug to pull, no pendulum to stop, no switch that will restore the time you once thought you had." | Image: AmoDays

Deathwatch Beetle’s quote: "...once the beetle's ticking begins, there's no way to stop it; there's no plug to pull, no pendulum to stop, no switch that will restore the time you once thought you had." | Image: AmoDays

The Responsible Sally Owens' Quotes

"He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue." — Sally Owens

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"Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside me, an emptiness that, at times, seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, probably you could hear the ocean." — Sally Owens

"He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards." — Young Sally Owens

"The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. And if he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart." — Sally Owens

"I love you too, Gilly-Bean." — Sally Owens

Young Sally Owens’ quote: "Mommy died of a broken heart, didn't she?" | Image: AmoDays

Young Sally Owens’ quote: "Mommy died of a broken heart, didn't she?" | Image: AmoDays

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"Real love was dangerous. It got you from inside and held on tight, and if you didn't let go fast enough, you might be willing to do anything for its sake." — Sally Owens

"I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for." — Sally Owens

"The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind." — Sally Owens

"There're some things I know for certain. Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Plant lavender for luck. And fall in love whenever you can." — Sally Owens

"Mommy died of a broken heart, didn't she?" — Young Sally Owens

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Sally Owens' quote: "… sometimes, when the wind is warm, or the crickets sing I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for." | Image: AmoDays

Sally Owens' quote: "… sometimes, when the wind is warm, or the crickets sing I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for." | Image: AmoDays

"Your badge — it's just a star, just another symbol. Your talisman. It can't stop criminals in their tracks, can it? It has power because you believe it does. Wish you could believe in me." — Sally Owens

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"All I want is a normal life." — Sally Owens

"Can love really travel back in time and heal a broken heart? Was it our joined hands that finally lifted Maria's curse? I'd like to think so." — Sally Owens

"I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it, but there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon." — Sally Owens

"And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!" — Sally Owens

Sally Owens' quote: "Your badge  — it's just a star, just another symbol. Your talisman. It can't stop criminals in their tracks, can it? It has power because you believe it does. Wish you could believe in me." | Image: AmoDays

Sally Owens' quote: "Your badge — it's just a star, just another symbol. Your talisman. It can't stop criminals in their tracks, can it? It has power because you believe it does. Wish you could believe in me." | Image: AmoDays

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"I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still, sometimes, when the wind is warm, or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for." — Sally Owens

The Wild Gillian Owens' Quotes

"You ever put your arms out and spin really, really fast?" — Gillian Owens

"Thought you never wanted to fall in love." — Young Gillian Owens

"I'm lying in the sun. I'm hanging by the pool. I've got a million friends. You might say that life is perfect" — Gillian Owens

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"She does? Well, that's what love is like. It makes your heart race. It turns the world upside down. But if you're not careful, if you don't keep your eyes on something still, you can lose your balance." — Gillian Owens

Gillian Owens’ quote: "Please, God, if you get us out of this, I'll be good. I'll have babies!" | Image: AmoDays

Gillian Owens’ quote: "Please, God, if you get us out of this, I'll be good. I'll have babies!" | Image: AmoDays

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″‘Life is for the living. Life is what you make of it. Come on. Just listen to what I'm saying. Please."— Gillian Owens

"Look at you! You spend all your energy just trying to fit in; be normal! But you're never gonna fit in, Sal, because we're different!" — Gillian Owens

″You can't fall apart. That's my job." — Gillian Owens

"Sometimes we just stay up all night worshipping each other like bats." — Gillian Owens

"Please, God, if you get us out of this, I'll be good. I'll have babies!" — Gillian Owens

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Gillian Owens’ quote: "Look at you! You spend all your energy just trying to fit in; be normal! But you're never gonna fit in, Sal, because we're different!" | Image: AmoDays

Gillian Owens’ quote: "Look at you! You spend all your energy just trying to fit in; be normal! But you're never gonna fit in, Sal, because we're different!" | Image: AmoDays

"Of course, you're going to see me again. We'll grow old together. It's going to be you and me living in a big house... these two old biddies with all these cats. I bet we even die on the same day." — Gillian Owens

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"Is that why they wanted to hang her? Because she was a witch?" — Gillian Owens

The Loveable Aunt Frances Owens' Quotes

"The fact that she was a bit of a heartbreaker didn't help. Nor did it help that most of her lovers had wives on the hanging committee." — Aunt Frances Owens

"Even if we did bring him back, it wouldn't be Michael. It'd be something else. Something dark and unnatural." — Aunt Frances Owens

"That's how you came to live with us. We tucked you into our lives then. We've raised you the best way we know how." — Aunt Frances Owens

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  Aunt Frances Owens’ quote: "They feared her because she had a gift, a power that has been passed on to you children. She had the gift of magic. And it was this very gift that saved her life." | Image: AmoDays

Aunt Frances Owens’ quote: "They feared her because she had a gift, a power that has been passed on to you children. She had the gift of magic. And it was this very gift that saved her life." | Image: AmoDays

"Hands up. Ladies. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." — Aunt Frances Owens

"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!" — Aunt Frances Owens

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"Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog. Adder's fork and blindworm's sting...Barbados lime is just the thing. Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble! Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!" — Aunt Frances Owens

"They feared her because she had a gift, a power that has been passed on to you children. She had the gift of magic. And it was this very gift that saved her life." — Aunt Frances Owens

Author Alice Hoffman's Quotes

"There's a little witch in all of us." — Alice Hoffman

  Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Every problem has a solution, although it may not be the outcome that was originally hoped for or expected." | Image: AmoDays

Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Every problem has a solution, although it may not be the outcome that was originally hoped for or expected." | Image: AmoDays

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"The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep." — Alice Hoffman

"People want to ignore what they can't understand. They're looking for logic at any cost." — Alice Hoffman

"Tonight Sally and Gillian will concentrate on the rain, and tomorrow on the blue sky. They will do the best they can, but they will always be the girls they once were, dressed in their black coats, walking home through the fallen leaves to a house where no one could see into the windows and no one could see out. At twilight, they will always think of those women who would do anything for love. And in spite of everything, they will discover that this, above all others, is their favorite time of day. It's the hour when they remember everything the aunts taught them. It's the hour they're most grateful for." — Alice Hoffman

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"Every problem has a solution, although it may not be the outcome that was originally hoped for or expected." — Alice Hoffman

"Sometimes the most dangerous thing of all in matters of love was to be granted your heart's desire." — Alice Hoffman

  Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Some fates are guaranteed, no matter who tries to intervene." | Image: AmoDays

Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Some fates are guaranteed, no matter who tries to intervene." | Image: AmoDays

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"The lonelier you are, the more you pull away, until humans seem an alien race, with customs and a language you can't begin to understand." — Alice Hoffman

"Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction." — Alice Hoffman

"Although she'd never believe it, those lines in Gillian's face are the most beautiful part about her. They reveal what she's gone through and what she's survived and who exactly she is, deep inside." — Alice Hoffman

"Some fates are guaranteed, no matter who tries to intervene." — Alice Hoffman

A Mixture of Magical Quotes

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"In this house, we have chocolate cake for breakfast. We never bother with silly things like bedtimes or brushing our teeth." — Aunt Jet Owens

Gary Hallet's quote: "Miss Owens, are you hiding James Angelov?" | Image: AmoDays

Gary Hallet's quote: "Miss Owens, are you hiding James Angelov?" | Image: AmoDays

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"[Singing] If I made you feel second best, I'm so sorry, I was blind. you were always on my mind..." — Jimmy

"She does it all the time." — Antonia

"...once the beetle's ticking begins, there's no way to stop it; there's no plug to pull, no pendulum to stop, no switch that will restore the time you once thought you had." — Deathwatch Beetle

"Miss Owens, are you hiding James Angelov?" — Gary Hallet

  Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.” | Image: AmoDays

Alice Hoffman’s quote: "Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.” | Image: AmoDays

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Beyond the movie, Alice Hoffman has released a whole "Practical Magic" series. These four books, including "Practical Magic" are namely, "The Rules of Magic," "Alice Hoffman: Magic Lessons," and "The Book Of Magic."

Hoffman also had a massive hand in the making of many more films, writing the novel "Aquamarine," which was eventually adapted, as well as "River King," and "Independence Day."

To read one-liners from another amazing and iconic writer, skim through these 65 quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

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