Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Book Quote of the Day #3

"Magic -- to use a word I'd rather not -- is not as simple as technology. Anyone can turn on a radio or flip a light switch. Magic takes training. A violin, for example, is an elaborate construct, but where one person can use it to create lovely music, another will make only scrapes and screeches."

. . . . "So you're saying that items created for magic are more like violins than radios. The virtue in them is as much in the user as in the item."

Jane Lindskold, Child of a Rainless Year

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