Magician Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old magician quotes, magician sayings, and magician proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Magicians are the most honest people in the world; they tell you they're gonna fool you, and then they do it.     

James Randi

To most magicians, cards themselves are marvels...For one thing, they feel special in your hand. Touching them, holding them, shuffling - the whole process is almost poetic. If you're in a room full of magicians and someone just mentions the word cards, within seconds, everyone is digging into their pockets and pulling out a deck of cards. It's one of the most amazing feelings ever.     

David Blaine

Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years.     

Teller

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

A magician is strong because he feels the pain between what the world is and what he would make of it.     

Lev Grossman

A good magician's performance tells a story. Each act should build on the next, becoming ever more engaging to fill the audience with wonder. It's a bud that unfurls into a flower, meant to woo the audience.     

Laura Lam

A magician makes the visible invisible. A mime makes the invisible visible.     

Marcel Marceau

The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy.     

Doug Henning

Every magician knows there is no such thing as magic. They are masters of making things possible out of a situation that seems impossible. The key to getting what you want in life is to know that the only reason why something is, is because it was made possible. It can only be if it is possible for it to be. Make it possible and let it be.     

Timothy Simpson

Most magicians are afraid of magic.     

Max Maven

First rate magician perform first rate magic effects, second rate magician performs third rate magic effects.     

Amit Kalantri

A bad magician never gets the good props.     

Amit Kalantri

Magicians disappear all the time, but as soon as a regular person does it, everyone is all scared. "Tom's gone!" "Is he a magician?" "No." "Then let's print up some flyers!"     

Mitch Hedberg

Magicians will always tell you the trick is the most important thing, but Im more interested in telling a story.     

Marco Tempest

The magician must expect the exposure of his tricks sooner or later, and see what it has required long months of study and time to perfect dissolved in an hour. The very best illusions of the best magicians of a few years ago are now the common property of traveling showmen at country fairs.     

Alexander Herrmann

Magicians made magic but critics made it tricks.     

Amit Kalantri

For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money.     

Amit Kalantri

It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets.     

David Copperfield

A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience.     

Amit Kalantri

Magicians can do more by means of faith than physicians by the truth.     

Giordano Bruno

A magician with decreasing practice sessions will give defective performances.     

Amit Kalantri

Magic is not what magicians can do, but what they can't do.     

Marty Rubin

As a magician you will miss the hundred percent of the applause if you don't perform.     

Amit Kalantri

Think like magician, present like magician and perform like magician.     

Amit Kalantri

He is indeed the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.     

Washington Irving

A Magician must be the best storyteller in the world.     

Amit Kalantri

As a magician, you must think about chaos and order. Those are the two forces that control the universe.     

Rick Riordan

The Magicians brilliantly explores the hidden underbelly of fantasy and easy magic, taking what's simple on the surface and turning it over to show us the complicated writhing mess beneath. It's like seeing the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter through a 3-D magnifying glass.     

Naomi Novik

A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician.     

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

Most magicians consider the palm an easy move to make. They are inclined to believe that they are 'getting away with it,' when they are in fact fortunate enough to have a polite audience.     

Dai Vernon