The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) English novelist, poet, playwright
A Shadow Passes (1918)


Sometimes misattributed to Yeats or Shaw.  More here.

Variants / paraphrases:

  • "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to sharpen."
  • "The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 24-Jul-12
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