"Everything that is, was once a dream." - Anton Nova
"Someone creates a trick, many people perfect it, but its final success in front of an audience depends on the person who presents it." - Rene Lavand (submitted by Gary Bowers)
"When creating magic, get out of your head and come to your senses!"
– Madeleine Sherwood (submitted by Robert Fitch)
"Don't cheat your audience. Only lie to them. And when you lie to them, do it honestly."
– Brother John Hamman
"Magicians study like scientists, practice like athletes, perform like actors, and get paid like artists."
– Aaron Smith
"The terror of performing never goes away. Instead, you get very, very comfortable being terrified."
- Eric Whitacre