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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.
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.
Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Great liars are also great magicians.
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