quote by Richard P. Feynman

Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn't a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!

— Richard P. Feynman

Memorable Hocus Pocus quotations

The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs.

Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows

Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never stop hoping otherwise.

I put a spell on you and now you're mine. You can't stop the things I do. I ain't lying.

I once heard someone say that success is not hocus pocus but focus focus.

Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can't see.

If facts weren't funny, or scary, or couldn't make you rich, the heck with them.

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science that smiles in your face while it picks your pocket.

Come little children, I'll take thee away into a Land of Enchantment.

Come little children, the time's come to play here in my Garden of Magic.

I think William Shakespeare was the wisest human being I ever heard of.

To be perfectly frank, though, that's not saying much.

Go to the phone, dial the number on the screen as fast as you can.

Give $50 dollars a month for 10 months, God will do a now miracle...Wooo! I feel the Holy Spirit...We are not talking hocus pocus, this is a word from God...I have come to Dallas and Daystar with a word from God...God is speaking to people to give $5,000.

Logic is something the mind has created to conceal its timidity, a hocus-pocus designed to give formal validity to conclusions we are willing to accept if everybody else in our set will too.

There’s always been this hocus-pocus or magical, mystical thing associated with the making of film that sort of psyches people out and makes them think that this cannot be done; that this is a craft that cannot be learned.

An ordinary fool isn't a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!

Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus."

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus - it's simply learning how to focus.

The curious hocus-pocus of criticism I can't take seriously.

It consists in squirreling up some odd phrases and then waiting for a book to come running by.

Hocus was an old cunning attorney. The words of consecration, "Hoc est corpus," were travestied into a nickname for jugglery, as "Hocus-pocus." - John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People, 1874. see Charles Macklin.

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket: and the glorious uncertainty of it is of more use to the professors than the justice of it.

I do not believe that Obama is smarter than anybody else.

I do not believe he has cut a new path and is a politician unlike any we've ever seen regarding his intellect. I don't believe any of this hocus-pocus. I didn't believe it when they said it about Hillary Clinton, Smartest Woman in the World.

You gotta realize that the whole fiasco of the environment, all this global warming hocus-pocus - which the only thing it's done is made Al Gore a multi-millionaire - but, what it's done is, it has been used as a way to curtail growth, to destroy the growth, exploration.

Scary movies are my favorite. My kids love Hocus Pocus. I'm a big fan of Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Freddy Krueger.

That phrase "hocus-pocus" started out as "hocus-pocus dominocus", and was, in the beginning, a mocking imitation of the holy incantations of the Catholic Church's Latin liturgy. So say the lexicologists.

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science.

The biggest distraction in life to one's focus is often near locus standing people saying all hocus-pocus.

If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets.

the twelve or fifteen millions in the British Empire, who, while they possess no electoral rights, are yet persuaded they are freemen, and who are mystified into the notion that they are not political bondmen, by that great juggle of the ' English Constitution ' a thing of monopolies, and Church-craft, and sinecures, armorial hocus-pocus, primogeniture, and pageantry!

Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! .

.. no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it's been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias.

I mumble hocus-pocus and the next thing you know, I’m a cat.

(Ravyn) I suppose it’s a step up. The last guy I had in my house could only turn into a beer-drinking pig. (Susan)