33+ Best Hocus Pocus Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Hocus Pocus Quotes

I once heard someone say that success is not hocus pocus but focus focus. — David

I think William Shakespeare was the wisest human being I ever heard of. To be perfectly frank, though, that’s not saying much. We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck. Ask any teacher. You don’t even have to ask a teacher. Ask anybody. Dogs and cats are smarter than we are. — Kurt Vonnegut

The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs. — Thomas Jefferson

Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows — Tupac Shakur

If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets. — Lucretius

Come little children, I’ll take thee away into a Land of Enchantment. Come little children, the time’s come to play here in my Garden of Magic. — Sarah Jessica Parker

The shell game that we play … is technically called ‘renormalization’. But no matter how clever the word, it is still what I would call a dippy process! Having to resort to such hocus-pocus has prevented us from proving that the theory of quantum electrodynamics is mathematically self-consistent. It’s surprising that the theory still hasn’t been proved self-consistent one way or the other by now; I suspect that renormalization is not mathematically legitimate. — Richard P. Feynman

Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. — Kurt Vonnegut

In tribal times, there were the medicine men. In the Middle Ages, there were the priests. Today, there are the lawyers. For every age, a group of bright boys, learned in their trades and jealous of their learning, who blend technical competence with plain and fancy hocus-pocus to make themselves masters of their fellow men. For every age, a pseudo-intellectual autocracy, guarding the tricks of the trade from the uninitiated, and running, after its own pattern, the civilization of its day. — Fred Rodell

Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus – it’s simply learning how to focus. — Jack Canfield

Go to the phone, dial the number on the screen as fast as you can. Give $50 dollars a month for 10 months, God will do a now miracle…Wooo! I feel the Holy Spirit…We are not talking hocus pocus, this is a word from God…I have come to Dallas and Daystar with a word from God…God is speaking to people to give $5,000. — Steve Munsey

That phrase hocus-pocus started out as hocus-pocus dominocus, and was, in the beginning, a mocking imitation of the holy incantations of the Catholic Church’s Latin liturgy. So say the lexicologists. — L. M. Boyd

I put a spell on you and now you’re mine. You can’t stop the things I do. I ain’t lying. — Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

I do not believe that Obama is smarter than anybody else. I do not believe he has cut a new path and is a politician unlike any we’ve ever seen regarding his intellect. I don’t believe any of this hocus-pocus. I didn’t believe it when they said it about Hillary Clinton, Smartest Woman in the World. — Rush Limbaugh

Scary movies are my favorite. My kids love Hocus Pocus. I’m a big fan of Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Freddy Krueger. — Andre Dirrell

The curious hocus-pocus of criticism I can’t take seriously. It consists in squirreling up some odd phrases and then waiting for a book to come running by. — John Steinbeck

An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible! — Richard P. Feynman

the twelve or fifteen millions in the British Empire, who, while they possess no electoral rights, are yet persuaded they are freemen, and who are mystified into the notion that they are not political bondmen, by that great juggle of the ‘ English Constitution ‘ a thing of monopolies, and Church-craft, and sinecures, armorial hocus-pocus, primogeniture, and pageantry! — Richard Cobden

Besides, I’m not looking to get saved. I’m only going with her because it’s what you do when you’re in a relationship. You know? You slide into the third pew from the front and sit there thinking about how desperate all these people are to feel like something loves them. They’ll believe all kinds of hocus-pocus. But your girlfriend likes it, and you like her, so you do it. It’s called compromise. The only way you’re going to get something to last in this world is to work at it. — Tim Tharp

You gotta realize that the whole fiasco of the environment, all this global warming hocus-pocus – which the only thing it’s done is made Al Gore a multi-millionaire – but, what it’s done is, it has been used as a way to curtail growth, to destroy the growth, exploration. — Rafael Cruz

There’s always been this hocus-pocus or magical, mystical thing associated with the making of film that sort of psyches people out and makes them think that this cannot be done; that this is a craft that cannot be learned. — Spike Lee

Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can’t see. — Tupac Shakur

Logic is something the mind has created to conceal its timidity, a hocus-pocus designed to give formal validity to conclusions we are willing to accept if everybody else in our set will too. — Carl L. Becker

If facts weren’t funny, or scary, or couldn’t make you rich, the heck with them. — Kurt Vonnegut

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it. — Charles Macklin

I mumble hocus-pocus and the next thing you know, I’m a cat. (Ravyn) I suppose it’s a step up. The last guy I had in my house could only turn into a beer-drinking pig. (Susan) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible! — Richard P. Feynman

The biggest distraction in life to one’s focus is often near locus standing people saying all hocus-pocus. — Anuj

Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! … no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it’s been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias. — Jane Pauley

A dreaded society is not a civilized society. The most progressive and powerful society in the civilized sense, is a society which has recognized its ethos, and come to terms with the past and the present, with religion and science. With modernism and mysticism, with materialism and spirituality; a society free of tension, a society rich in culture. Such a society cannot come with hocus-pocus formulas and with fraud. It has to flow from the depth of a divine search. — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, Hoc est corpus, were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as Hocus-pocus. – John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People, 1874. see Charles Macklin. — John Arbuthnot

I persist in preferring philosophers to rabbis priests imams ayatollahs and mullahs. Rather than trust their theological hocus-pocus I prefer to draw on alternatives to the dominant philosophical historiography: the laughers materialists radicals cynics hedonists atheists sensualists voluptuaries. They know that there is only one world and that promotion of an afterlife deprives us of the enjoyment and benefit of the only one there is. A genuinely deadly sin. — Michel Onfray

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. — Kurt Vonnegut