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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.
Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder.
Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are.
For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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.
I never thought about doing a sequel when I was actually writing 'The Magicians.' I only ever considered it a standalone.
It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets.
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.
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.
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.
Nobody who is a Penn & Teller fan thinks of us first and foremost as magicians, but as a comedy team.
Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years.
Generally, magicians don't know what to say, so they say stupid and redundant crap like,'Here I am holding a red ball.'
Magicians will always tell you the trick is the most important thing, but I'm more interested in telling a story.
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.
Magicians are typically introverted; they don't tend to work with others, but I work with software programmers, composers, designers, so it's a very diverse group and the result is always more interesting than something I could have done by myself.
Great liars are also great magicians.
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