Harry Houdini Quotes

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Harry Houdini Quotes

An old trick well done is far better than a new trick with no effect.
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Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it.

— Harry Houdini

I'm tired of fighting, Dash. I guess this thing is going to get me.

— Harry Houdini

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.

— Harry Houdini

But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.

— Harry Houdini

It is needless to say that women make the most patient as well as the most dangerous pickpockets.

— Harry Houdini

I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic.

— Harry Houdini

Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.

— Harry Houdini

It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.

— Harry Houdini

Pickpockets either work alone or in pairs, or what is called a mob.

— Harry Houdini

The great day of the Fire-eater - or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater - has passed.

— Harry Houdini

Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.

— Harry Houdini

But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience: for in the many years that I have been before the public my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the strict integrity of my assistants, most of whom have been with me for years.

— Harry Houdini

I am not an irretrievable skeptic. I am not hopelessly prejudiced. I am perfectly willing to believe, and my mind is wide open; but I have, as yet, to be convinced. I am perfectly willing, but the evidence must be sane and conclusive.

— Harry Houdini

I'm tired of fighting.

— Harry Houdini

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