Quotes by famous magicians
"Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder"
‘My brain is the key that sets my mind free.’
"It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets."
"Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years"
Teller(Penn and Teller)
Indeed, most magicians catch the bug as kids. My first audience was my family in Long Island. My first 'assistant' was my mother, whom I levitated on a broom in our living room.
"It was just like a digital fixation with cards and math and science and then I started to look at images of great magicians from Houdini down the line."
"When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable."
"I came up with the term 'mindfreak' because I didn't like the word 'magician.' I felt like I wanted to coin a term that would be basically the reaction to my art. It would be a mindfreak and so that's why I came up with that. But, many people say I'm really a student of humanity and psychology."
"I just wanted to be in show business. I didn't care if I was going to be an actor or a magician or what. Comedy was a point of the least resistance, really. And on the simplest level, I loved comedy."
"Indian street magic tends to be very gory, blood and guts. One trick is for a magician to take a knife and appear to cut his kid's head almost off. The magician then says to the crowd, 'Well I can continue to cut off my son's head or you can all give me some money.' Then he wanders around and takes 10 rupees from everyone and restores his son."