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Published on November 21st, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie

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Harry Houdini Quotes: The Great Magician Speaks

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Harry Houdini Quotes

Here are some of the best Harry Houdini quotes:

‘My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business. ‘

‘But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience: for in the many years that I have been before the public my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the strict integrity of my assistants, most of whom have been with me for years.’

‘The greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin.’

‘I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.’

Here are some choice Harry Houdini quotes:
‘My brain is the key that sets my mind free.’

Harry Houdini Quotes

‘I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. That’s what attracts us to the man who paints the flagstaff on the tall building, or to the ‘human fly’ who scales the walls of the same building.’

‘I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.’

‘I think my escape from the Siberian Transport was my most difficult performance. I was placed in the great vault usually assigned to political prisoners, and when the great door was shut, I had the hardest time of my life, perhaps, in releasing myself. But nevertheless, it took me 18 minutes to walk out, and face the dazed officials.’

‘The great day of the Fire-eater – or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater – has passed.’

‘Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.’

For more Harry Houdini quotes take a gander at Wikiquote.

Check out Yellow Magpie’s Harry Houdini: The First Celebrity for a more detailed discussion of just who Harry Houdini was and what his tremendous achievements were. You may also wish to look at Penn Jillette Quotes: The Speaker’s Thoughts and Derren Brown Quotes: Mindful And Wickedly Funny.


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8 Responses to Harry Houdini Quotes: The Great Magician Speaks

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  2. sydni says:

    well i have been learning alot about harry houndini i do spirit stuff and on halloween im going to try to contact the great houndini beacuse i found out that he said if i die on halloween i will come back every halloween and he ended up dying on halloween some of his tricks are amazing so im going to tell his moust dangerous trick the water chamber of tourture trick but now i want to tell stuff about him real name is echrid weiss his nickname was echrie date of birth is march 24 1974 date of death was october 31st he married beatrice raymond i think thats her last name i forgot but now its beatrice houndini or real last name now is beatrice wiess so when a college student walked in to harrys room when harry was getting a portrait done the college student said so you can take anthing but this was six days after harrys mother died cecelia wiess and he was stressed so the college student asked if he could punch harry in the stomuch and harry said yes but before harry tightened his stomuch the student started punching him in the stomuch harry said in weak words a little to much but what harry didnt know the student ruptered his apendix so the opening night on october 24 harry collasped and they rushed him to the hospital they were moving his apendix but before they knew it they were too late harry houndini died halloween night buried next too his mother beatrice never forgot about harry she never married again and died a widow.

  3. Yellow Magpie says:

    Thanks for your comment, Sydni. He is a fascinating character. We hope you become a regular.

  4. Bob Wormer says:

    Harry Houdini is better than everyone in the world’s talent combined.

  5. Yellow Magpie says:

    Thanks for your comment, Bob. He was highly talented alright!

  6. blue magpie says:

    im studying him too!!!

  7. blue magpie says:

    wow cool amazing mind blowing

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