Windmill at Salder Castle

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. Gilbert K. Chesterton


words to remember:

Deutsch- English

abenteuerlich – adventurous

amüsant- amusing

beeindruckend- impressive

bezaubernd- charming, enchanting

erstaunlich– astonishing

legendär- legendary

magisch- magical, sorcerous

mitreißend- thrilling

märchenhaft- fairytale, magical


mystisch- mystic, mystical



Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. Wayne Dyer


I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery. Luis Barragan


Don’t listen to anybody. Nobody knows the magic bullet. If they did, they’d sell it and make a fortune. Follow your gut. Follow your instincts. Every once in a while, take a chance. Michael Cudlitz


I love witches and magic and dress-up and make-believe. Helena Bonham Carter


Magic speaks to the child in all of us. No matter how sophisticated we become, there’s still a part of us who wants to believe in an alternative reality, where we can defy the laws of nature. Criss Angel


Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space. Ben Okri

The camera has always been a magic wand for me, giving me access to places where I could try new experiments. Rene Burri


The magic doesn’t come from within the director’s mind, it comes from within the hearts of the actors. James Cameron


I love the idea that magic and witchcraft and battles between supernatural creatures could be raging all around us but just out of our sight. Anthony Horowitz


This is the real magic of fantasy fiction: it can feed souls and change lives. David Gemmell


Most people’s historical perspective begins with the day of their birth. Rush Limbaugh

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Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life. Joni Eareckson Tada


A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. Allen Klein


Religious belief, like history itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning. For without doubt there is no faith. Jon Meacham


The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley


Try to see things differently – It’s the only way to get a clearer perspective on the world and on your life. Neal Shusterman


Old age is just a record of one’s whole life. Muhammad Ali


This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history. John Barth


Sometimes – history needs a push. Vladimir Lenin


Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey

Common sense is the genius of humanity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience. Paul Cezanne


Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. Simone Weil


The magic of Disneyland, walking through the tunnel underneath the train station to Main Street, it just transports you to other places and other times. John Lasseter


The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters. Shawn Ashmore


Talent works, genius creates. Robert Schumann


The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun. Ludwig van Beethoven


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison


Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge


Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward. Eddie Vedder