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Miracles

  • It is not our job to work miracles, but it is our task to try.

  • ... we can always explain away miracles — afterward.

  • Miracles may be phosphorescent, so to speak; only to be seen in darkness.

  • Miracles are experiences that take us by surprise.

  • Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

  • The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much on faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there around us always.

  • Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them.

  • The exercise of magical power is the exercise of natural powers, but superior to the ordinary functions of Nature. A miracle is not a violation of the laws of Nature, except for ignorant people. Magic is but a science, a profound knowledge of the Occult forces in Nature, and of the laws governing the visible or the invisible world. Spiritualism in the hands of an adept becomes Magic, for he is learned in the art of blending together the laws of the Universe, without breaking any of them and thereby violating Nature.

  • Perhaps, then, part of understanding what a miracle is comes from one's openness to the possibility that they exist and occur regularly.

    • Ann Hood,
    • "In Search of Miracles," in The Utne Reader ()
  • ... miracles had to be paid for; only calamity was free.

    • Lisa St Auban de Terán,
    • "Zapa, the Fire Child Who Looked Like a Toad," in Lisa St Aubin de Teran, ed., Indiscreet Journeys ()
  • Miracles come after a lot of hard work.

  • ... people who believe in miracles do not make much fuss when they actually encounter one.

    • Alice Munro,
    • "Dance of the Happy Shades," New Selected Stories ()
  • I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.

  • Miracles are God's coups d'état.

  • ... miracles are natural, and when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.

  • A miracle is merely a manifestation, in the earth realm, of perfection that exists already in the timeless realm of Being.

  • The miraculous thing is that miracles do happen.

  • It was a miracle; it was all a miracle: and one ought to have known, from the sufferings of saints, that miracles are horror.

  • Everything was a miracle until we solved it. ... the first man who ever saw a flying fish probably thought he was witnessing a miracle — and the first man who ever described a flying fish was doubtless called a liar.

  • Miracles contradict reason, they strike clean across mere human deserts, and deliver and save where they will. If they made sense, they would not be miracles.