Unlike a mere deception or a simple secret, which gives the impression that something's been taken away, a great magician makes you feel like something's been given to you.

— Jim Steinmeyer

The most practical Jim Steinmeyer quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Magicians guard an empty safe.


The art of a magician is not found in the simple deception, but in what surrounds it, the construction of a reality which supports the illusion.


Almost any trick can be improved by thinking through it slowlyThe first step is to not blink


Brilliant. The Ontology Project is a post-graduate course in card magic.


Ultimately every trick succeeds or fails with an audience because of its plot.


Every once in a while, magicians strike gold.

David Regal has created and produced the perfect close-up illusion.