Magicians have done controlled testing in human perception for thousands of years.
If there isn’t at least the threat of violence in art, it tends to be kind of tiresome.
In America, magic has never been an important part of peoples’ lives.
Onstage, I find absolutely nothing but exhilaration in not talking.
To most people who have a point of view, merely being on TV is an intrinsic good.
I’m more apt to cry at something beautiful than at something sad.
When a magician lets you notice something on your own, his lie becomes impenetrable.
Magic is an art form where you lie and tell people you are lying.
The place we want to explore unpleasantness in the real world is in art.
As a kid, I was a Hitchcock lover; I cared about the dark side of things.
I always assumed I’d spend my life happily performing in artsy-fartsy little theaters.
If you read Shakespeare’s stage directions, all the gore and violence is right in there.