43 Famous Quotes by David Copperfield

David Copperfield is an American magician who is widely regarded as one of the greatest illusionists of all time. He has performed numerous iconic feats, including making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. Copperfield's ability to captivate and astonish audiences has earned him a place in the pantheon of great performers. But beyond his impressive feats of magic, Copperfield is also a philanthropist and has used his platform to support various causes, including disaster relief and children's health. (David Copperfield Biography).

David Copperfield Famous Quotes

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1. "There is a safe spot within every tornado. My job is to find it." (Meaning)

2. "If I was gay, why would I hide it?"

3. "It's okay for me to be gay, but God didn't make me that way."

4. "Never stop listening to your audience."

5. "You can feel better about yourself in a very short period of time depending on the kind of magic that you are doing."

6. "I find revealing the secrets of magic quite reprehensible."

7. "Marriage is like a formality for me."

8. "I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy - the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!"

9. "Dreams are illusions, and we can't let go of them because we would be dead."

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10. "The real secret of magic lies in the performance."

11. "In magic, it takes two or three years for me to create a 5-minute illusion for me to get it to the level I want."

12. "Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic."

13. "I need a form of escape even when I'm working really hard."

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

15. "I am fortunate to have the resources to have many methods to do each of my illusions."

16. "I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear."

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

18. "Magic and new technology have always walked hand in hand - even back in the days of Robert Houdin."

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19. "Magic is my paint."

20. "For me to grow, I have to know about the foundation that came before."

21. "We all possess the need to dream."

22. "The audience likes to be taken on new journeys."

23. "I try to help people realize their dreams by using magic to tell stories that educate, move, and inspire."

24. "What I've tried to do in my stage magic is to take a trick and give it an emotional hook."

25. "Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books."

26. "My show is constantly evolving... new tricks are added, old ones are dropped... so it stays fresh. But it's the randomly selected participants from the audience that make it fresh and provide some of the best comic relief."

27. "I have always been interested in pushing magic forward."

28. "You have to learn certain skills to present magic."

29. "I'm really trying hard not to do anything that has been done before. So knowing everything I can about the legacy of magic challenges my team and I to invent new illusions."

30. "For my father, being kind was natural... I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest - not words you usually associate with kindness."

31. "When you're a guy and meet a girl the first time, you do whatever it takes."

32. "Magic really helped me."

33. "Physical rehab is often very, very hard work."

34. "Magic has been something I've been really good at since I was really young. The ability has always come easy to me, I'm not sure why."

35. "It's really hard to think of one kind of magic as a favorite. I've been really fortunate in that I've been able to perform such a diverse range of things."

36. "But when I go off stage I don't have a deck of cards with me all the time."
37. "No, I think marriage is a great thing."

38. "The audiences are what keep me enthusiastic."

39. "The key is for the audience never to know, so I have a plan B for every illusion."

40. "I used to fly around the stage without strings or camera tricks. That took seven years to create."

41. "Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder."

42. "Stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'." (Quote Meaning)

43. "Never take "NO" for an answer." (Meaning)

― David Copperfield Quotes

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