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David Blaine Quotes

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My only fear is the unknown.

I thought instead of burying myself under dirt, I'd bury myself under water so everybody could see that you're there.

Whether you're shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance.

In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.

Well, I also love magic, which is, you know, different than showmanship. Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder.

I remember my mother had this deck of cards that her mother had given her and that she passed on to me. It was a gypsy tarot deck that I used to carry everywhere.

When I was about 19, I shot a tape of me doing magic just to people on the streets, and I would edit together all the reactions and I kept pushing this idea, and then ABC came on board and made my first show.

Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. And I was just intrigued with that idea.

But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see.

I was obsessed with the idea of fasting and isolation.

I think everything I do is normal, not paranormal but normal. It's using the power of the mind to achieve whatever we can endure.

I think that ,when you die, you go back to where you came from before you were born. So I don't think death is a bad thing.

My mother was a teacher, and when she wanted to show me art and literature and science, she'd take me to museums, parks and free exhibitions.

I don't think you can say something is or isn't magic. That's what was cool about Houdini, because he was a magician who had a magic show, but he was also an escape artist, and they kind of, over time, blended together. They both kind of enhance each other, I think.

I think magic, whether I'm holding my breath or shuffling a deck of cards, is pretty simple. It's practice, it's training, and it's - It's practice, it's training and experimenting, while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be.

It was just like a digital fixation with cards and math and science and then I started to look at images of great magicians from Houdini down the line.

My mother encouraged it so much. She was so supportive. Even if as a kid, I would do the dumbest trick, which now that I look back on some things, she would love it, she would say that's amazing, or if I'd make the ugliest drawing, she would hang it up. She was amazing.

I'd always wanted to do these types of things - pieces of magic I could put out not as illusions, but really doing it.

I just believe that the feeling of wonder is amazing. I am pushing myself as far as I can humanly push myself... I can only hope for the best and expect the worse.

As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini.