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Magic Tricks Quotes


"Movies are like magic tricks." - Jeff Bridges

"Hookers do tricks, magicians make magic." - Dick Christian

"Of course, in all magic tricks theres a secret." - Lene

"If everybody knows all the tricks, it's no more magic." - Thomas Bangalter

"Of course, in all magic tricks there's a secret." - Lene Hau

"Religion is like magic. It is all about tricks." - Michel Onfray

"Dull magic is a collection of tricks: great magic should sting." - Derren Brown

"Disappearing act? That's a magic trick, isn't it? I like magic tricks!" - Kate Bush

"My idea of magic doesn't have much to do with stage tricks and illusions. The whole world abounds in magic." - Michael Jackson

"The existence of tricks does not imply the absence of magic." - Bernard Cornwell

"Once love had seemed like magic. Now it seemed like tricks." - Lorrie Moore

"Magic, historically, has been a man doing tricks with no wider story behind it." - Drummond Moneycoutts

"One thing you learn doing magic tricks for a living is how close every performance of every magic trick is to disaster. There are no robust magic tricks. They're all hanging from a thread - sometimes literally." - Penn Jillette

"A Magician is not a Magician because he knows tricks, but because he knows Magic - the principles, the fundamentals." - Harlan Tarbell

"The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks." - Humphrey Carpenter

"I definitely went through my magic phase. I think all little boys do at some point or another - they get fascinated by magic tricks." - Nicolas Cage

"Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic." - Ben Kingsley

"I did a lot of things when I first started out. In order to be in show business, I juggled, I did magic tricks, cards tricks and I played the banjo." - Steve Martin

"Death is the great gamer with a sleeve of tricks." - Carson Mccullers

"The spirits are an age-old theme, a story from darkest history, and therefore a presentational anchor that can be used with many different magic tricks." - Eugene Burger

"The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction - there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome." - Marco Tempest

"I discovered that magic tricks got me more attention from the girls in my class when I was nine - so a magician was born!" - David Copperfield

"The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction - there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome." - Marco Tempest

"I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic." - Harry Anderson

"I'm not a big fan of doing it because I get really frustrated because I can't do any of the tricks, but I love to watch magic." - Sterling Beaumon

"My parents are responsible for the two things I like doing most - driving and magic tricks. They bought me my first go-kart and a magician's kit." - Fernando Alonso

"I went from being a kid who loved to perform magic tricks to becoming the world's most notorious hacker, feared by corporations and the government." - Kevin Mitnick

"One day, I saw a magic show, and I was like, 'I have to learn how to do this!' Every time I went to Las Vegas, I had to get at least two or three tricks from the magic shops." - Lilla Crawford

"Growing up, yeah, I had a magic kit with learn tricks and learn card tricks, but I was never... I used to watch whatever magic special was on as a kid, but then, it's not that I lost interest, but to be a magician, you really, it's really hard work. Learning lines is hard enough; learning sleight of hand, that's real practice." - Steve Buscemi

"I had loved magic tricks from the time I was six or seven. I bought books on magic. I did magic acts for my parents and their friends. I was aiming for show business from early days, and magic was the poor man's way of getting in: you buy a trick for $2, and you've got an act." - Steve Martin

"There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal." - Terry Goodkind

"The magic formula is there is no magic formula." - Duncan Green

"Effective magic is transcendent nature." - George Eliot

"she's mad, but she's magic." - Charles Bukowski

"she's mad, but she's magic." - Charles Bukowski

"To each his own magic." - Libba Bray

"Computers aren't magic; teachers are." - Craig R. Barrett

"Know your magic, trust your magic, use your magic and know that you are a manifestation of life's magic." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"I don't believe in magic." - J K Rowling

"Productivity isn't magic. It's discipline." - Darren Hardy

"To me, magic is everywhere." - Wendy C. Ortiz

"Science is magic that works." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Dogs do tricks. Cats play tricks." - Eloisa James

"We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic." - Lance Burton

"I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head "NEVER -" he thundered "- INSULT -ALBUS -DUMBLEDORE - IN - FRONT - OF - ME!" - J K Rowling

"I was the little boy who would get up on-stage and do magic wearing a fake mustache, which would fall off during the performance. I'm still trying to perform those tricks. Now I do it with writing." - Ray Bradbury

"I never write in the daytime. It's like running through the shopping mall with your clothes off. Everybody can see you. At night ... that's when you pull the tricks ... magic." - Charles Bukowski

"I really like supernatural stories, but, to me, 'Witches of East End' is really grounded. It's not just going for the magic tricks and keeping it superficial and action-y." - Madchen Amick

"The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again." - Penn Jillette

"Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet." - Bob Dylan

"He taught me how to fly on my own and learn the tricks." - Izabella Scorupco

"There's always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks." - Shaun White

"I put the ick in magic." - Jim Butcher

"So much magic lies beyond our fears." - Kathryn Budig

"Men are good but women are magic." - Catherine Deneuve

"Magic [has] been replaced by machinery." - Shilo Shiv Suleman

"There is magic in patience, you know." - Zedd

"The Goddess is Alive. Magic is afoot." - Zsuzsanna Budapest

"Science is just magic with better PR." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Most magicians are afraid of magic." - Max Maven

"Genius is another word for magic." - Margot Fonteyn

"Magic. It can get a guy killed." - Jim Butcher

"Without the work, the magic won't come." - Jay-Z

"Magic is the science of the jungle." - Carl Jung

"Magic is the deliberate manipulation of coincidence." - Lawrence M. Schoen

"A magic effect is never completely finished." - Jay Sankey

"Courage is the only Magic worth having." - Erica Jong

"Creativity is really the structuring of magic." - Anne Rush

"I don't want realism. I want magic!" - Tennessee Williams

"For humans, flying isn't magic, it's physics." - Alan Alda

"Cleveland, city of light! City of magic!" - Randy Newman

"The purest magic is in the heart....." - Nora Roberts

"Never stop wanting for your magic" - Therese Of Lisieux

"I don't think there's really observational magic." - Judd Apatow

"Magic or religion: it is all one." - H L Mencken

"Where there is woman there is magic." - Ntozake Shange

"The screen is a magic medium..." - Stanley Kubrick

"The sun set, which is everyday magic..." - Terry Pratchett

"Magic can be found in stolen moments." - Francesca Lia Block

"Magic, like technology, is a tool." - Mercedes Lackey

"Nature is a petrified magic city." - Novalis

"Imagination is the true magic carpet." - Norman Vincent Peale

"You can't magic yourself back 10 years." - Paula Radcliffe

"Magic lives in curves, not angles." - Mason Cooley

"There is no magic in small plans." - Henrietta Mears

"Time travel is such a magic concept." - Matt Smith

"Magic is at the core of myths." - Colin Farrell

"The world is its own magic." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Magic likes a good tragedy, too." - Adam Rex

"I loved magic, and so I would practice my magic tricks in front of a mirror for hours and hours and hours because I was told that you must practice, you must practice and never present a trick before it's ready." - Steve Martin

"If I ever saw magic on television I would say: 'I want that. That's what I want from Santa Claus'. So the cupboard in my bedroom was full of boxes of magic tricks, cups and balls, cards and foam rabbits, all sorts of stuff." - Colin Morgan

"I don't know how to make magic. For most songwriter's that has only happened once or twice, and I don't know how to re-create that. I know that there are some tricks and tools, but the magic is the amazing part." - Tyler Hilton

"When I was a little kid - and even still - I loved magic tricks. When I saw how movies got made - at least had a glimpse when I went on the Universal Studios tour with my grandfather, I remember feeling like this was another means by which I could do magic." - J J Abrams

"When I was six years old, I fell in love with magic. For Christmas, I got a magic box and a very old book on card manipulation. Somehow, I was more interested in pure manipulation than in all the silly little tricks in the box." - Philippe Petit

"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. That is the subject that, if you have a brain in your head, is always dealt with in magic. The smarter the tricks you're doing, the more that' s an important thing." - Penn Jillette

"Love can be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion." - Javan

"There's a bit of hidden magic in every mistake. The magic is called learning." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Magic naturally fades over distance. But proximity - well, when it works, proximity amplifies magic." - David Levithan

"People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they ARE the magic wand." - Thomas Leonard

"God is alive. Magic is afoot. God is alive. Magic is afoot. God is afoot. Magic is alive. Alive is afoot. Magic never died. God never sickened. Many poor men lied. Many sick men lied. Magic never weakened. Magic never hid. Magic always ruled. God is afoot. God was ruler though his funeral lengthened. Though his mourners thickened Magic never fled..." - Leonard Cohen

"So please your majesty, my master hath been an honourable gentleman. Tricks he hath had in him, which gentleman have." - William Shakespeare

"You can teach an old dog new tricks. You just don't want to see the dog doing them." - Bill Cosby

"Never can true courage dwell with them, Who, playing tricks with conscience, dare not look/At their own vices." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Memory training is not just for the sake of performing party tricks; it's about nurturing something profoundly and essentially human." - Joshua Foer

"I've had dreams about tricks." - Shaun White

"And that's what I don't like about magic, Captain. 'cos it's *magic*. You can't ask questions, it's magic. It doesn't explain anything, it's magic. You don't know where it comes from, it's magic! That's what I don't like about magic, it does everything by magic!" - Terry Pratchett

"William knows that science and magic are the same thing; magic is only science that hasn't been explained yet. Tonight he has made chemistry into magic for her." - Joshilyn Jackson

"This is a wonderful book, unique and engaging. Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas. They range over many delicious topics, giving us an enchanting personal view of the history and practice of magic, of mathematics, and of the fascinating connection between the two cultures. Magical Mathematics will have an utterly devoted readership." - Barry Mazur

"When I first started doing my stand-up act, I played the banjo, did comedy, magic tricks, juggled, read poetry. I stuck it all in. I didn't know you were supposed to just stand up and tell jokes. Essentially, that's what my act became: those five elements - except I dropped the poetry." - Steve Martin

"If you desire truly to live you will cease trying to find magic tricks and short-cuts to life and learn the simple laws of being, and order your life in conformity with these. Realign your life with the laws of nature-this and this alone constitutes living to live." - Herbert M. Shelton

"I can't say I ever wanted to become an entertainer. I already was one, sort of-around the house, at school, doing my magic tricks, throwing my voice and doing Popeye impersonations. People thought I was funny; so I kind of took entertaining for granted It was inevitable that I'd start giving little performances." - Johnny Carson

"Being a celebrity stylist, there are many tricks of the trade that I use in my house and with my clients. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has so many uses, so it's my secret cleaning tool for keeping my shoes - like the vintage Air Jordan's I am obsessing over now - and my clients' shoes, scuff and dirt free." - Brad Goreski

"I believe, or sense, that the universe has not been constructed from a purely mechanical, logical, rational point of view, but there is a magic afoot in the universe, that God can be looked at as a kind of a magician in which we get to perform tricks ourselves, without knowing that we're doing so." - Fred Alan Wolf

"A lot of the audience know that magic tricks are largely sleight of hand stuff, but they're intrigued by the mind stuff. They understand some of the principles behind it . . . but they're confused by how it's all mixed together onstage, which is good for me." - Keith Barry

"There's no secrets or magic tricks to being successful in life. It's plain and simple. Work harder than everyone else and the only way to do that is to do it. It may sound silly but it's the truth and there aint nothing to it but to do it!" - Ronnie Coleman

"You've just got to get people organized and tell them the truth. There aren't any magic tricks to it. You know, sometimes it's pretty amazing. Actually, I mentioned a pretty striking case of this in "Crisis and Hope," which was the Caterpillar case in the early 1990s." - Noam Chomsky

"Hopefully we'll get to a point where there are absolutely no restrictions on any kind of violence in movies. I'd love to see us get to a point where you can go to theaters and see movies unrated and that people know its not real violence. It's all pretend. It's all fake. It's just acting. It's just magic tricks." - Eli Roth

"I've worked ever since I was a kid with a two-bit kit of magic tricks trying to improve my skills at entertaining whatever public I had - and to make myself ready, whenever the breaks came, to entertain a wider and more demanding public." - Johnny Carson

"I had decided to be a magician well before I decided to be a writer. I was the little boy who would get up on-stage and do magic wearing a fake mustache, which would fall off during the performance. I'm still trying to perform those tricks. Now I do it with writing." - Ray Bradbury

"When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime - and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store." - Lily Tomlin

"I realised how much misdirection is in stunt co-coordinating. It's similar to magic, the tricks we use to make people think the stunt is real. I also have a lifelong fascination with gambling cheats. I'm not one, but I do have a fascination with it." - Steve Truglia

"Stars wide of belt often cultivated a gentlemanly grandeur, a groomed refinement that filtered through their fingertips - the dainty fidgets of Hardy's plump digits, Orson Welles performing magic tricks with nimble dexterity, Jackie Gleason lofting a teacup to his lips as if he were Lady Bracknell - or through a fine set of twinkle-toes." - James Wolcott

"In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing." - Esther Hicks

"Action has magic, grace and power in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Faced with unmeasurables, people steer their way by magic." - Denise Scott Brown

"The best magic always results from ecstasies of logic." - Alban Berg

"Passionate grave thought, belief enhanced, ritual returned and magic." - Hilda Doolittle

"There can be powerful magic in acts of desperation." - Zedd

"Driveway basketball, playing against the boys, watching Magic and Michael." - Michael Bamberger

"A blur of great magic is still just a blur." - Ken Weber

"I try to transform a dream's magic into reality." - Alberta Ferretti

"M stands for Magic, Mystery, or Matrixaccording to taste" - Edward Witten

"Where there is a woman there is magic." - Ntozake Shange

"But children robbed of love will dwell on magic." - Barbara Kingsolver

"There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas." - Charles Dickens

"Resident mockery, give us an hour for magic." - Jim Morrison

"If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life." - Tony Robbins

"Books" - Snell smiled - "are a kind of magic." - Jasper Fforde

"Show a little faith, there's magic in the night." - Bruce Springsteen

"Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Want me to flex my magic for you, baby?" - Sarah Rees Brennan

"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" - J K Rowling

"You have the power. You are the magic wand." - Laura Schlessinger

"Have the passion and the magic will happen" - Bar Refaeli

"Memories and magic is what Christmas is all about." - Lynn Johnston

"Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship." - Bob Dylan

"Yoko brought the walrus, there was magic in the air." - Ricky Nelson

"Creativity is magic. Don't examine it too closely." - Edward Albee

"There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner." - Dean Karnazes

"A great piece of comedy is a verbal magic trick." - Chris Bliss



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