Best Quotes About Magician

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. -Ben Hecht

Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important job – unnoticed. -David K. Shipler

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself. -Edward Steichen

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness. -Ouida

I remember in the circus learning that the clown was the prince, the high prince. I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician, but the clown is the most important. -Roberto Benigni

My mother brought me magicians and witches, because I was very ugly, really revolting. So she thought somebody had put a spell on me – this is the truth – so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions, for year. -Roberto Benigni

But the whole idea of the transformation… mystery, transformation, and manipulations – those were the things that Marcel was a magician at. That's his magic. -Robert Barnes

One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane. -Laurell K. Hamilton

I always wanted to go to the Chavez school but I could never afford it when I was growing up so a lot of my learning came from magic books and watching other magicians. I was also very lucky that I had a couple of really good magic teachers. -Lance Burton

Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience. -Lance Burton

If I wrote a musical it wouldn't be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place. -Neil Patrick Harris

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians. -Francis Ford Coppola

In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard. -Billy Joel

Great liars are also great magicians. -Adolf Hitler

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing. -Ben Okri

Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune. -James Weldon Johnson

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. -Charles Dickens

Before I was known, I would go on stage and pretend I was other people. Once I pretended I was mentally handicapped. It was really wrong. One time I was a bad magician. And one time I pretended I was a Christian comic. -Andy Dick

People have expectations of me but I'm not a magician. -Ruud Gullit

I'd go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that's how it started. -David Blaine

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. -David Blaine

It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets. -David Copperfield

I'm no wizard, and I don't like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don't want to be thought of in that way. -John Wooden

Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician. -Janice Dickinson

I beg you I no magician. I can't just wave a magic wand. -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Vatican is like a huge kind of magician's club. The more you look into it the more awful it becomes. And they're laughing at us. That's when I get angry. -Peter Mullan

When you work with David Lynch, you never know where he's going next and that's exciting. He's like a magician pulling out new tricks. -Richard Beymer

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. -Criss Angel

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. -Criss Angel

You can just go to a magic shop or magic builder and buy what most magicians do, but that's not what I'm about. With 'Mindfreak' on television and 'Believe' live, I want to bring things that people have never seen before. That process is very difficult. It's very challenging, and you never know how long it's going to take – months or years. -Criss Angel

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. -Teller

Nobody who is a Penn & Teller fan thinks of us first and foremost as magicians, but as a comedy team. -Teller

When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable. -Teller

Generally, magicians don't know what to say, so they say stupid and redundant crap like, 'Here I am holding a red ball.' -Teller

For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are. -Steve Carell

Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you? -Orson Welles

I don't think you can say something is or isn't magic. That's what was cool about Houdini, because he was a magician who had a magic show, but he was also an escape artist, and they kind of, over time, blended together. They both kind of enhance each other, I think. -David Blaine

My mother's dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it. -Mike Rowe

My interest was magic, believe it or not. I became an amateur magician and did something like 400 magic shows through my teen years. -David Pogue

For me, there is very little difference between magic and art. To me, the ultimate act of magic is to create something from nothing: It's like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat. -Alan Moore

I think people know Steve Jobs the showman. I think people know the guy who stood up and gave the keynotes. The magician. The salesman. -Ashton Kutcher

I'm a magician. I've learned to do some really cool tricks like levitating myself and melting forks. -Blake Michael

When the audience enjoys your performance, you feel like a magician who is doing magic. It's a great feeling! -Kailash Kher

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 never wanted to be a magician. I never wanted to be a comedian. I never wanted to be onstage. -Penn Jillette

All David Blaine is is a good-looking magician. -Penn Jillette

I kind of thought that stand-up comedy would suffer from the Internet because people seem to know more about the craft of stand-up than ever before. I thought it would seem trite. Kind of like if you know more about magicians, you wouldn't love them. -Jerry Seinfeld

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. -Steve Martin

I never talk much about my family, but my grandfather was friendly with these guys, with magicians and ventriloquists on the highest levels, and I was just… interested. -Ricky Jay

I was considered a comedy magician. And – how do I put this without sounding egotistical? – it didn't take me long to realize that comedy magicians usually couldn't do comedy or magic. -Ricky Jay

Like every art form, there are jealousies and angers and competitiveness in magic. But there's camaraderie among magicians, whether you perform it for a living or you're an enthusiast. -Ricky Jay

The pain is bad magicians ripping off good ones, doing magic badly, and making a mockery of the art. -Ricky Jay

To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect – when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that's not been the major passion, but it's been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians. -Ricky Jay

For me, the most exciting thing is to create good magic that's entertaining for an audience, and it would be lovely if a magician was fooled as well. -Ricky Jay

Dai Vernon, the greatest sleight of hand figure in the history of the art, rarely performed. But he invented magic and had an enormous influence on the whole range of sleight of hand. And so often, the magic he was doing was to fool other magicians. -Ricky Jay

Theft annoys me more than anything else. The purloining of effects from another magician. Some people think it's massive to steal the secrets of nuclear reactors, but to steal a card move is trivial. They're wrong. -Ricky Jay

Everyone finds their own version of Charles Dickens. The child-victim, the irrepressibly ambitious young man, the reporter, the demonic worker, the tireless walker. The radical, the protector of orphans, helper of the needy, man of good works, the republican. The hater and the lover of America. The giver of parties, the magician, the traveler. -Claire Tomalin

The whole idea of being mesmerized and not in control of your own actions is fascinating and a little spooky. I remember hearing about someone who'd gone to a magic act, and a person in the audience had become hypnotized by observing too closely what magician was doing on stage, and thought it was spooky to lose your consciousness that way. -Chris Van Allsburg

As a close-up magician, I was using gambling cheating techniques. -Steve Truglia

If a magician makes a mistake, it's sometimes forgiven by the audience. If a gambling cheat makes a mistake, they will almost certainly lose their lives – and probably in a horrible manner. -Steve Truglia

My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me. -Hans Rosling

I am such a do-goody, people-pleasing kid – or I was – I don't think I've ever been fired, not even from an ice cream shop, magician for kids' parties, not even in my early jobs in radio. -Ira Glass

I'm a big Penn & Teller fan. But I myself was never very good; I was a teenage magician who performed at kids' parties. I can still perform a vanish, credibly, and I still, in special circumstances, will make a balloon animal. -Ira Glass

When I was in college, being a magician was not the classiest thing to be. It was like being a folk singer before Bob Dylan. -Doug Henning

I don't put a girl in a box and clap my hands three times, and she's gone. I get in the box, and I vanish, and I reappear at the other side of the stage. That way, people don't think, 'That's a great illusion.' They think, 'Doug's a great magician.' -Doug Henning

I have a policy of not saying anything negative about anything another magician does. -Doug Henning

Until very recently, the artist was a magician who did his magic in public view but kept himself and his effects a matter of mystery. -Gore Vidal

It took me six years to get close to Picasso. I learnt a lot from him, and he was an absolute genius. He almost became my grandfather at the time. It was like he was a magician or something. -Rene Burri

I'm such a proponent of the theatrical experience and the cinematic experience, and we've reached this point where the magicians are not only giving away their tricks, but they're telling us how they're doing the tricks in advance before you even come to the magic show. It'd be nice to get a little of the mystery back in. -Colin Trevorrow

Actors are like magicians. They'll sit there and do all their tricks to each other. It's very competitive, and the goal is to get them bonding, to get them to know the real person as quickly as possible. -David Ayer

I always really liked magicians. I'm not even sure why – except that they know things other people don't, and they live in untidy rooms full of strange objects. -Susanna Clarke

In 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,' I wanted to create the most convincing story of magic and magicians that I could. -Susanna Clarke

I was always interested in enchantment and magicians and still am. -Christopher Lee

When you talk to an author – to any artist, really – you learn something about how they do what they do. I've never come away from that kind of experience feeling disillusioned, as if the magician had explained his tricks. I always find a greater appreciation for the form. -Rebecca Makkai

Alan Funt was the first hidden-camera magician. It was the playful nature of the way he worked that really inspired me. A lot of prank shows and hidden-camera shows can be a little mean-spirited. Funt was never like that. -Michael Carbonaro

There's magic all around us: Our smartphones are magical, 3-D printers are magical. So I feel that as a magician, if I can pull off something that seems real and convincing enough that I can explain why it's happening and have people believe it, it really is fascinating. And funny. -Michael Carbonaro

It's very exciting to take magic into a new direction, whereas a lot of times magic comes from a place of sort of ego, like, 'Look what I can do that you can't do.' It kind of comes across that way a lot, and you're always trying to challenge the magician; you're always trying to figure out how the magician is doing it. -Michael Carbonaro

When you're learning how to do magic, the first rule is 'never reveal a secret.' In a way, by telling someone I'm a magician, it kind of gives away the best secret of all… How interesting to take the magician out of the equation of a magic show. -Michael Carbonaro

David Blaine, I think, was the first TV magician to really turn the camera around and make it about the spectator's experience. That's really what magic is all about. -Michael Carbonaro

I'm doing everything I can to take the magician out of the equation of magic. -Michael Carbonaro

I don't want to be 'the magician'; I want to be an innocent bystander along with the magical moment. -Michael Carbonaro

I think several generations of my family had novels in the drawer. You know the montage in 'The Royal Tenenbaums' where each character has produced some sort of minor work? It was like having a magician in the household. -Garth Risk Hallberg

I'm rereading Jenny Offill's 'Dept. of Speculation.' I love it, and she's just a magician. Line by line and paragraph by paragraph, it's mesmerizing and so intricately plotted and so nimble. -Bill Clegg

The only nickname I've ever had is Merlin, like the magician. I don't know why. -Tim Duncan

Because 'Gob' was a terrible magician, he was always, in great comedic moments, messing up his magic act. We used to have magicians come in to work on these tricks to actually get them wrong. But they still had to work. We had to bring magicians on to make magic not work. -Will Arnett

I'm a magician, like David Blaine. I could never fall. -Travis Scott

Drake is an amazing person. Also, a magician. He's a big brother, super-talent; he's cool. -Travis Scott

Once people enjoy what I do, I don't mind if they call me a magician or an illusionist or a hypnotist, entertainer, comedian, whatever people want to call me. I'm comfortable with all of the above, so I don't really mind at all what people want to call me. -Keith Barry

For me, I live for performing live because people look at magicians on television, and they always wonder, 'Is it a camera trick?' 'Is it a stooge?' whereas, live, they know there's no set-ups; there's no stooges. -Keith Barry

I want to bring magic back to where it started, which is not about the props, and it's not about me as a magician: it's about the audience and playing with their minds and playing with their perception of magic and having fun with it. -Keith Barry

The cosmetics world and mentalism are both arenas of deception, but I suppose the difference is that mentalists and magicians are more honest about it. People tell me I have good skin, and I tell them the magic secret is E45 cream: cheap, cheerful, and very effective. -Keith Barry

Being a magician taught me how powerful the element of surprise can be. In each book, I've tried to work that in – an unexpected twist in a story that reveals an insight, a counter intuitive study that turns your beliefs upside-down. -Adam Grant

Years ago I was at a function, and I must have said something really rude to Paul Daniels the magician. I can't recall what I said, but I remember him looking utterly crestfallen. I'm not that sort of person, but I must have said something very cutting and belittling. Our paths haven't crossed since, but if they had, I would have said sorry to him. -Diana Rigg

One time, this guy was bothering my mother, and me and my brothers had a stern talking with the guy and a little bit of physicality with him. So he disappeared. But I'm not a magician. -Mr. T

Dave Filoni is a bit of a magician. Nothing is by accident. -Tiya Sircar

Chicago is a big town for magicians and card hustlers. So when I was very young, a fellow sat me down and taught me the Three-Card Monte. And that kind of put me in a – pointed me towards easy money. -Harry Anderson

There is no magic. There are only magicians. -Harry Anderson

First of all, magicians practice a lot. It requires a lot of discipline. Second, you can't be afraid to be a leader, to go onstage, and you learn to have presence. You need to be able to visualize and connect and create. Most important, you learn to think outside the box. -Daniel Lubetzky

I love a quick little magician gag. -Aquaria

A magician pulls a rabbit from a hat, and actors pull truth from fiction. -Mia Goth

Working with Michael Jackson was awesome. He was an incredible entertainer, dancer, singer, magician, everything, and he was really sweet, too. -Orianthi

As a coach, we are not magicians; we work with the players and look to improve them and give them every opportunity, but if you are not creating or scoring goals over a consistent period of time, it is difficult for you as a coach. -Brendan Rodgers

Ever since I was a kid and watched magicians on stage, like David Copperfield or Siegfried and Roy, I instantly knew how they did everything. In my head, it just all worked. -Jonathan Scott

I'm a magician. A lot of people don't know that I've won awards. I used to do big stage shows. -Jonathan Scott

Drew was a director, and I'm a magician. -Jonathan Scott

I was a magician's assistant and had to go in the box that they put the swords through, and there's no trick to it. You literally have to dodge the swords. -Caroline Flack

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