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Topic: "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Magician."
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Mar 9, 2015 11:52PM)
There was a story circulating around in the magic world about this story:

A young boy after watching an amazing magic show presented by an old magician, went up to the old magician and said, "When I grow up, I want to be a magician."

To which the old magician replied with a smile, "Son, you cannot be both."

I heard that this was a true story and if it is, would someone point me in the direction of where its origins are?

Thank you :)
Message: Posted by: Uncle Joe (Apr 11, 2015 11:38PM)
Yes,I can see the logic to this.
But I don't know where it originated from.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Apr 12, 2015 06:36AM)
Still looking :) hehe.
Message: Posted by: Uncle Joe (Apr 13, 2015 12:20AM)
Zlwin, I read your comment on your website about how children are amazed
And full of wonder, then as adults we lose that.
That is my usual response when I'm asked why do you do magic or what do you like most
about magic.
Out of interest, where did you perform in Japan?
Message: Posted by: Uncle Joe (Apr 13, 2015 12:22AM)
Zlwin, I read your comment on your website about how children are amazed
And full of wonder, then as adults we lose that.
That is my usual response when I'm asked why do you do magic or what do you like most
about magic.
Out of interest, where did you perform in Japan?
Message: Posted by: damien666 (Apr 15, 2015 07:31AM)
Blackstone Jr had a quote that I heard him say on TV.. Which he attributed to his father:
"Every kid wants to be a magician.. And those that never grow up become Professionals!"
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (May 21, 2015 10:12PM)
I was "surfing the web" and landed here.

The quote is attributed to the late Jay Marshall. I knew Jay as well as anyone, and, it's typical of his sense of humor. I wasn't there when he said it. If I can find the original quotation, I'll post it here.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (May 21, 2015 10:24PM)
Uncle Joe, we have the best jobs in the world :) I was in Okinawa and Ishigaki.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (May 21, 2015 10:25PM)
[quote]On May 21, 2015, Dick Oslund wrote:
I was "surfing the web" and landed here.

The quote is attributed to the late Jay Marshall. I knew Jay as well as anyone, and, it's typical of his sense of humor. I wasn't there when he said it. If I can find the original quotation, I'll post it here. [/quote]

Awesomeeee!!! Can't wait to hear from yoy. By the way, I have replied to your PM :)
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (May 30, 2015 12:07PM)
Dick, any news yet? :)
Message: Posted by: Gerry Walkowski (Dec 26, 2015 08:22AM)
Much like Dick Oslund, I know Jay Marshall used that line and since the time of his death, and that joke appearing in media stories about his death, I've noticed more and more magicians now using that line.

Gerry
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Dec 26, 2015 08:34AM)
I recently noticed stand up comedians using the same quote, too.

Thanks, Gerry!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Mar 5, 2017 10:03AM)
It's a stock joke. Musicians, comedians, actors, athletes all use it. I use it in every stand-up show. It's a gentle, warm laugh. Not a show-stopper by any means. But a nice moment.