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  • Gillian Owens: He wants me, just me. Everyone would be safe. Just let him take me.
    Sally Owens: Don't die on me, Gilly please, 'cause we're supposed to die together, at the same time. You promised me that, and this is not that day.


  • Gillian Owens: Do you forgive our mother?
    Sally Owens: Sometimes.
    Gillian Owens: Well, you'll never forgive yourself, unless you get up, get dressed and you brush you goddamn teeth, 'cause your breath stinks.


  • Gillian Owens: I hate it here. I wanna go where... where no-one's even heard of us.
    Sally Owens: I feel like I'm never going to see you again.
    Gillian Owens: Of course you're going to see me again. We're going to grow old together. It's gonna be you and me, living in a big house. These two old biddies with all these cats. I mean, I bet we even die in the same day.
    Sally Owens: You swear?
    Gillian Owens: Honey, I need your pocket knife. (cuts her hand and Sally's) My blood, your blood, our blood.
    Gillian Owens: Honey, I need your pocket knife. [cuts her hand and Sally's] My blood, your blood, our blood.


  • Aunt Frances: In this house we have chocolate cake for breakfast, and never bother with silly little things like bedtimes, or brushing our teeth.


  • Kylie: Mom, I'm worried about Antonia. Did you know that she put on her mouse ears and drives around town, all liquored up, NAKED?


  • Gary Hallet: Did you or your sister kill James Angelov?
    Sally Owens: Yeah, a couple of times.


  • Aunt Jet: You see that couple here? Well, he's having an affair with the babysitter and she can eat a pound cake in under a minute.


  • Gillian Owens: 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.


  • 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. But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.


  • Gillian Owens: [possessed by Jimmy] You know, girls, I'm feeling very into sisters right now.


  • Gary Hallet: What was that, Sally? That was him, wasn't it? Is he gone or what?
    Sally Owens: Yes, you killed his spirit, but I know I took his life. I'll tell you all need to know. I'll tell you how I did it, where I buried him, what I did it with. I'll tell you how...
    Gary Hallet: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on just a goddamn second, all right? One step at a time. I took on oath to uphold the law. I came here to bring in the bad guy because generally that's what I do. You asked me how many times I read your letter. I must've read it about a thousand times. I know now, it was your letter anything else that brought me here. It was you. And I'm all mixed-up about that.


  • Gary Hallet: Strange town. Never spent this much on shampoo before, in my life.


  • Sally Owens: Louis L'amour, who, by the way, was not a foreigner! He was from North Dakota, you asshole!


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


  • Sally Owens: All I want is a normal life.
    Aunt Frances: My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!
    Sally Owens: Well, it's what I want.


  • Sally Owens: [after Michael's death; brings the spell book out] You brought him into my life and now I want you to bring him back. Bring him back! I have never asked you for anything. I've never asked you for spells but do this. I know you can bring him back.
    Aunt Jet: No, dear. We won't do that.
    Aunt Frances: We don't do that.
    Sally Owens: But you can. You can do this. I know you can. I remember. I found it here when mommy and daddy died.
    Aunt Frances: Even if we did bring him back, it wouldn't be Michael. It would be something else. Something dark and unnatural.
    Sally Owens: [Starts crying] I don't care what he comes back as. As long he comes back. Please do this for me. Please? Please? Please? Please?


  • Sally Owens: What would you do, Gilly?
    Gillian Owens: What wouldn't I do... for the right guy?


  • Aunt Frances: She heard the beetle ticking for your father's death all day long. She knew that when you hear the sound of the deathwatch beetle the man you love is doomed to die.


  • Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. 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. 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.


  • Gillian Owens: You ever put your arms out and spin really, really fast?
    Antonia: She does it all the time.
    Gillian Owens: 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. You can't see what's happening to the people around you. You can't see that you're about to fall.


  • Gillian Owens: [possessed by Jimmy Angelov's spirit; crying] He wants me... just me. Everyone will be all right. Let him take me...
    Sally Owens: Don't die on me, Gillian Owens.


  • Gary Hallet: Strange town. Never spent this much on shampoo before, in my life.


  • Gillian Owens: (to Sally).. 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: (to Sally) 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.


  • Aunt Frances: She heard the beetle ticking for your father's death all day long. She knew that when you hear the sound of the deathwatch beetle the man you love is doomed to die.


  • Sally Owens: [to Gary] The reason you're here and you don't know why is because I sent for you.


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


  • 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. But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.


  • Gillian Owens: Hang onto your husbands, girls!


  • Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. 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. 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: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. 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. 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.


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