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mindguru
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Hopefully I will hear some more that I really like.
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I love Yogi Berra’s quotes here are a few that seem to fit well for magic:


"If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else."

"We make too many wrong mistakes."

"You can observe a lot by watching."

"If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him."

"Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
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The Impossible I do immediately;
Miracles take a little longer.
--David Berglas's motto.

Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
--G.K Chesterton, author of THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
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On 2010-05-29 01:59, mindguru wrote:
Hopefully I will hear some more that I really like.


Hopefully, you have a text-to-speech program on your computer. Smile
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I think it was Lincoln who said "You can fool all of the people some of he time, some of the people all of the people time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
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That's true, but who said the one I stated in near the beginning of the thread?
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On 2010-04-03 02:51, Bill Palmer wrote:
How about "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, and that's pretty good odds!"


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I would guess either Bill Palmer or Mark Twain ;o)
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Aren't they one and the same?
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No, Mark Twain is considerably taller, and assumed room temperature long ago.
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Thanks for clearing up the confusion.
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"Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it" (Houdini)
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"The more you tell, the more you sell." M. Ammar
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Two classic Harry Blackstone, Jr. quotes.....

"Look...it's empty...as empty as a politician's promise!" (Oh how appropriate today!)

After vanishing something in a sheet of newspaper...."You see? There's nothing in it......but then there never is anything in the (Name of the Local paper)...."
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I always liked Blackstone, Jr's line when he vanished the bird cage. "Who said, 'Up your sleeve?' Well, up yours, too!"

Another Blackstone line which I thought was great was the bit he did with "The Committee." He would have a couple of guys pulling on the rope to test it. He would say, "Pull, don't jerk....I said, 'Pull, don't jerk.'" Then he would turn to one of the guys and ask, "Do you know the difference between a pull and a jerk?"

"No."

"He's the pull."

On the same routine, Blackstone, Jr. had a piece of rope that the ends were whipped to keep them from coming undone. One end was trimmed very close to the whipping. The other was frayed out a bit.

He would ask the fellows, "What do you see on your end of the rope?"

"Absolutely nothing"

"A bit of fuzz."

"Ladies and Gentlemen, a piece of rope with a bit of fuzz on one end, and absolutely nothing on the other."

This worked best with a bald headed guy and a bearded guy, for obvious reasons.

If you were ever on stage with him for the committee, you know why the volunteers did not get mad.
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"You look like the guy who killed my parents. No, I was just kidding you. I killed my parents." Amazing J
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"The more they pay you the more they will respect you and enjoy your show."
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Truer words were never spoken.
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Heard from a child at a magic show -- "That magician sure fooled me. I thought he was going to be good."
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Amazing Jonathona lines.......

"Ever helped a Magician before? No? Well, you're not helping one now, either!"

"Ever blow bubbles when you were a kid? Well, he's back in town and looking for you!"
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Doug Henning said:

The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy.
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Moses -- "Hear me, Children of Israel. I will wave my staff over these waters. They will part, and we will all cross over to the other side. Pharaoh's armies will follow us, but when they are all in the middle of the dry sea bed, I will wave my staff again. The waters will rush back where it once was and will slay all of Pharaoh's army."

Manny the publicist -- "Moe, if you pull this one off, I'll get you five books in the Old Testament!"
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-If I could climax as many times as a Derek Dingle routine I would be a happy man!
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" The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein
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From the movie 'the Prestige':

'The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.'
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See below my signature.
Stanyon

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"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
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Michael Finney line when performing his "Lady Rope Trick":

"ummmm.....maybe right now's NOT a real good time for you to be bending over.".......

Kerry Pollock line after (a) introducing his "Lie Detector" device to the audience and showing how it works and (b) Selecting a lady volunteer from the audience and helping her up onstage:

<while he's walking up onstage.....looking into the ladies' eyes....he says into his lavalier Mike in a Stage Whisper>........."Were you a Virgin when you got married?" <<the lady whispers back "YES">>........

<<<<BUZZ!!!>>>>
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The Impossible I do immediately;
Miracles take a little longer.
--David Berglas's quote. Definitely one of my favourites!
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"Magic is the theatrical art of creating the illusion of impossibility in an interesting way" - Charles Reynolds
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Terry Seabrooke line after having an assistant come onstage:


'Here...<gently nudging the assistant over a foot or so to the side, while looking straight up into the stage flys> stand right here...under the cement bag.
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