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Topic: Looking for quotations
Message: Posted by: shobley (Jan 20, 2004 09:43AM)

I've been asked to put together a web site for the Hoosier Magic Convention 2004 in Indianapolis.

I'd like to add some magic quotes to the site and was wondering if anyone had a favourite quote (celebrity or otherwise) or piece of magical wisdom they would like to contribute.

Obviously full credit will be given.

Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Jan 20, 2004 12:48PM)
"Magic: The art of turning superstition into coin."
- Ambrose Bierce, in [i]The Devil's Dictionary.[/i] Some here would know him better from the movie [i]Old Gringo[/i] where he was portrayed by Gregory Peck, opposite Jane Fonda.

"The performer who looks for the magic in his props would probably take a piano apart to look for the music."
- Peter Marucci (hey, that's ME!)

Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Feb 1, 2004 01:57PM)
Although not originally said about magic, the following is sort of relevant: "You can only see something for the first time once."
Message: Posted by: Uli Weigel (Feb 1, 2004 04:10PM)
Hi Steve,
I have a nice collection on my private Homepage.
Here's the link:
Message: Posted by: Davidicus (Feb 1, 2004 05:46PM)
"Seeing IS Deceiving!" - Me
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Feb 1, 2004 10:40PM)
Dai Vernon: "Confusion is not magic."

Tony Slydini: "You must gotta believe."

And my favorite of all time, from Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, which is below my signature line:
Message: Posted by: Necromance (Feb 12, 2004 10:27AM)
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
Ben Okri
Message: Posted by: filem (Feb 27, 2004 02:59PM)
I can't help you directly, but my suggestion is for you to simply pass by some book stores. They have books on quotations and often they're indexed so that you can look up any topic... such as magic.
Message: Posted by: wsduncan (Mar 1, 2004 01:18AM)
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Clarke's Third Law / Arthur C. Clarke

“Insufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.”
Duncan’s First Law