Sleight Of Hand Quotes

Sleight Of Hand Quotes by Ricky Jay, Walter Mosley, Amy Tan, Josiah Stamp, John Cheever, Stuart Wilde and many others.

I suppose that if I could only do one thing, a solid ca

I suppose that if I could only do one thing, a solid card effect would be pretty high on the list. That’s the root of it all, sleight-of-hand. It’s certainly the thing I feel most comfortable with.
Ricky Jay
Susan Straight finds LA’s secret heart in Between Heaven and Here and with a sleight of hand only the masters have, she creates an alley, a neighborhood, a history that is as rich and tragic as any Shakespearean tale.
Walter Mosley
I have loved works of fiction precisely for their illusions, for the author’s sleight-of-hand in showing me the magic, what appeared in the right hand but not in the left.
Amy Tan
But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.
Josiah Stamp
Falsehood is a critical element in fiction. Part of the thrill of being told a story is the chance of being hoodwinked. . .The telling of lies is a sort of sleight of hand that displays our deepest feelings about life.
John Cheever
Dai Vernon, the greatest sleight of hand figure in the history of the art, rarely performed. But he invented magic and had an enormous influence on the whole range of sleight of hand. And so often the magic he was doing was to fool other magicians.
Ricky Jay
Our world is very dishonest, and our leaders encourage dishonesty by setting bad examples – by lying, being corrupt, and using political sleight of hand to sustain power.
Stuart Wilde
When [the magician] clicks his fingers and cards change to the four aces, we know we have experienced sleight of hand. Real magic would not be quite that quick and easy. Real magic would take investment. Real magic would draw you in, and make you nervous.
Derren Brown
If your sleight of hand causes you to break eye contact with your audience, it is too advanced for your skill level.
Jeff McBride
Happiness, you see, its just an illusion of Fate, a heavenly sleight of hand designed to make you believe in fairy tales. But there’s no happily ever after. You’ll only find happy endings in books. Some books.
Ellen Hopkins
In the winters, I enrolled in the hotel management program at Cornell University. I naively thought that I knew something about sleight-of-hand, entertainment and food, and that would be all I needed.
Ricky Jay
Storytelling draws on the magic of language to created Elsewheres. Writers use a linguistic sleight-of-hand to take an attribute, attach them to new objects, and create enchantment.
Maria Tatar
My own literary interest is more about excavating the past, or sensing the past inside the present. This requires all kinds of exclusions and sleights of hand. There’s an admittedly antiquarian flavor to it, even though there’s enough of the present included to lull the reader.
Teju Cole
Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if stated directly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false. The line between serious and spurious scholarship is an easy one to blur, with jargon on your side.
David Lehman
I can juggle, not well… I can balance a broom on my chin. I can do very simple carny tricks, a little sleight of hand with cards and coins.
Rich Sommer
Lovers always believe one another’s sleight-of-hand tricks.
Mason Cooley
The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing.
Josiah Stamp