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Magicpedia:Quote of the day

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These quotes are featured on the Main Page based on the day of the month. Feel free to change them, especially if you see one that is broken.

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/1 - The usual trouble is that we don't bother to think long enough or hard enough." - Al Baker in "What Makes a Trick" The Sphinx (March 1941)"

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/2 - Astonishment is not an emotion that's created. It's an existing state that's revealed. - Paul Harris

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/3 - I practice because I enjoy it. When I force myself to do it, I accomplish nothing. - Jack Merlin

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/4 - Magicians are notoriously poor actors and my opinion is that it's because they are used to playing TO the audience rather than FOR it. - Ted Annemann (The Jinx no. 23, August 1936, page 142)

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/5 - The conjurer demonstrates that things are not always what they seem. Therein lies his philosophy. - Colonel Stodare

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/6 - My main goal is to fascinate the audience into thinking that they are dreaming, even if this is only for a few seconds. - Juan Tamariz

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/7 - Don't make unimportant things important -Dai Vernon

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/8 - Practicing is a lot like a bank. If you don't put anything in, you won't get anything out. -Dai Vernon

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/9 - Excessive vanity proves the undoing of many experts. - S.W. Erdnase

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/10 - We should never allow presentation to become a casualty of method. -Tommy Wonder

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/11 - A magician is the worst type of egocentric exhibitionist who despises those who can do things better than he; tolerates those who can do things as well; and simply adores those who are inferior. - Dr. Jacob Daley

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/12 - It's not the trick. It's the magician. -Harry Houdini

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/13 - Quite frankly, I believe that if you can do one good card control, one good palm and and one good double lift (in that order), you can do miracles for laymen. - Harry Lorayne in Reputation-Makers

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/14 - Nothing must be left to chance in a magical performance. Everything conducive to enhancing the mystery of the illusions must be arranged with painstaking care and thought. -David Devant

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/15 - A friend of mine picked up a deck of cards and said he was going to show me a faro trick. I took out a gun and shot him. - Charlie Miller in Pallbearers Review (Vol. 5, No.1, page 292)

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/16 - A Magician is not a Magician because he knows tricks, but because he knows Magic, the principles, the fundamentals. -Harlan Tarbell

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/17 - Well, if you're going to watch that close, the trick is off! - Carl Ballantine

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/18 - Some people call it Magic.. Other people just call it strange.. - Geoff Latta

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/19 - Tricks are only the crude residue from which the lifeblood of Magic has been drained. -S.H. Sharpe

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/20 - Conjuring is the only absolutely honest profession: A conjuror promises to deceive and does. -Karl Germain

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/21 - I wouldn't deceive you for the world - Howard Thurston

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/22 - Magic is the illusion which is created when a series of natural movements apparently causes an unnatural, or magical, result. - Jean Hugard

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/23 - The illusion of magic is an idealistic fantasy; it exists only in the imagination of the spectator. - Paul LePaul

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/24 - The house of magic has many rooms. - Eugene Burger

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/25 - Magicians guard an empty safe. - Jim Steinmeyer

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/26 - The impossible I do immediately; Miracles take a little longer. - David Berglas

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/27 - The art of a magician is to create wonder. - Doug Henning

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/28 - Confusion isn't magic. - Dai Vernon

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/29 - My brain is the key that sets my mind free. - Harry Houdini

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/30 - Astonishment is our natural state of mind - Paul Harris

MagicPedia:Quote_of_the_day/31 - Audiences are far from being as dumb as some performers seem to think. - Theodore Annemann

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