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Born: 1956-09-16
Profession: Entertainer
Nation: American
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Magic is my paint.

Tags: Magic, Paint

Magic really helped me.

Tags: Helped, Magic

Marriage is like a formality for me.

Tags: Formality, Marriage

My uncle's house burned down when I was 6 years old. We got out safely. But ever since, I've had a nightmare of dying in a fire.

Tags: Fire, Old, Since

Never stop listening to your audience.

Tags: Audience, Listening, Stop

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

Tags: Gay, Hair, Trying

No, I think marriage is a great thing.

Tags: Great, Marriage

Physical rehab is often very, very hard work.

Tags: Hard, Often, Work

The audience likes to be taken on new journeys.

Tags: Audience, Likes, Taken

The audiences are what keep me enthusiastic.

Tags: Audiences, Keep

The first trick I bought at Macy's was a little wooden board where a quarter would appear and disappear.

Tags: Appear, Board, Disappear

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

Tags: Audience, Illusion, Plan

The real secret of magic lies in the performance.

Tags: Lies, Real, Secret

There is a safe spot within every tornado. My job is to find it.

Tags: Job, Safe, Within

We all possess the need to dream.

Tags: Dream, Possess

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

Tags: Emotional, Give, Tried

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

Tags: Girl, Time, Whatever

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

Tags: Short, Time, Yourself

You have to learn certain skills to present magic.

Tags: Learn, Magic, Present

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.

Tags: Kindness, Love, Work

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.

Tags: Done, Hard, Trying

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.

Tags: Able, Hard, Magic

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.

Tags: Easy, Old, Time

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.

Tags: Best, Old, Show

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

Tags: Rain, Start, Waiting

But Vegas is really my first home.

Tags: Home, Vegas
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Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder.

Tags: Experience, Lose, Sense

But when I go off stage I don't have a deck of cards with me all the time.

Tags: Off, Stage, Time

Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic.

Tags: Magic, Modern, Themes

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

Tags: Dead, Dreams, Illusions

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

Tags: Foundation, Grow

I act like I'm 14, if you haven't figured that out yet.

Tags: Act, Figured

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

Tags: Fortunate, Illusions, Resources

I brush my teeth with a Sonicare toothbrush before every show.

Tags: Show, Teeth, Toothbrush

I discovered Musha Cay and the islands around it in the Exumas.

Tags: Discovered, Islands

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

Tags: Amazing, Keep, Secret

I find revealing the secrets of magic quite reprehensible.

Tags: Magic, Quite, Secrets

I have always been interested in pushing magic forward.

Tags: Forward, Interested, Magic

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

Tags: Escape, Hard, Working

I really did sneak into Broadway shows, starting when I was 12.

Tags: Broadway, Shows, Starting

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

Tags: Dreams, Help, Try

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

Tags: Create, Took, Used

I was an only child. We were so poor, my parents and I had the same room.

Tags: Child, Parents, Poor

If I was gay, why would I hide it?

Tags: Gay, Hide, Why

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.

Tags: Create, Takes, Three

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

Tags: Ethic, Reveal, Secrets

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

Tags: Gay, God, Okay

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

Tags: Days, Hand, Technology

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.

Tags: Good, Why, Young