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Published on May 8th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie

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David Copperfield Quotes: The Magician On Art And Magic

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David Copperfield Quotes

Here are some of the best David Copperfield quotes:

‘Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was eight years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.’

‘No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down.’

‘The real secret of magic lies in the performance.’

‘The reaction was good until I wanted to make it a career. And they said, “Well, maybe you shouldn’t do that.” They didn’t know I could really make a living at this business. They were a little afraid. Because it was uncharted territory, really’.

‘I like dealing with parents whose children have been arrested for the first time…It’s one of the few times that one can make a difference, so I try to make the experience so terrifying that they never want to come back.’

‘How does he do that?…Pan the camera 45 degrees.’

David Copperfield Quotes Photo By Homer Liwag

‘It’s a program that uses magic as a form of therapy for people with disabilities, where magic is taught to patients in hospitals to help them regain their dexterity and their coordination by learning sleight of hand, in addition to boosting the patient’s self-esteem by giving them a skill that an able-bodied person doesn’t even have.’

‘I’m just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.’

‘He encouraged me to make every illusion about my personal dreams and my personal nightmares. So I took that idea and made it about everyone else’s dreams…It’s very moving and very emotional.’

You may wish to take a gander at David Copperfield’s site for more information and possibly more David Copperfield quotes.

Check out Yellow Magpie’s David Copperfield: The World’s Most Famous Magician for further insight. You may also wish to peruse Derren Brown Quotes: Mindful And Wickedly Funny and Harry Houdini Quotes: The Great Magician Speaks.


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