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Tricks Quotes by Maria V. Snyder, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Dawn Angelique, Michelangelo Antonioni, Arthur Schopenhauer and many others.

As her newest apprentice, it had been my job to go to the market every morning. I had gotten all the jobs no one else wanted, but I had treated each task as if it had been essential to do well — a trick I had learned from my father.
Maria V. Snyder
Movies are like magic tricks.
Jeff Bridges
Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.
Christopher Lee
Major labels limit you, but I also learned my tricks from getting around that.
Dawn Angelique
All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
Michelangelo Antonioni
The man who sees two or three generations is like one who sits in the conjuror’s booth at a fair, and sees the same tricks two or three times. They are meant to be seen only once.
Arthur Schopenhauer
If life is really for the living, then the trick to living well is to learn to live it fully, to soak it up, to revel in it.
Joan D. Chittister
I thought Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything was remarkable. Managing to be entertaining while still delivering all that hard science was a pretty good trick to pull off.
Mark Haddon
The trick to not thinking is not adding energy to the equation in an effort to forcibly stop thinking from happening. It’s more a matter of subtracting energy from the equation in order not to barf the thoughts up and start chewing them over again.
Brad Warner
That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.
D. H. Lawrence
I’m a YouTuber; I want to share my information. I want to share my tips and tricks and hacks and everything I possibly can with my audience because they’ve done so much for me.
Manny MUA
The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
Ben Kingsley
The trick to getting ahead is to give it the same effort you give to getting even.
Robert Breault
I find that the standard of living does not go up in proportion with the cost of living. The trick in life is to do things that are fun all the time.
Warren Buffett
I’m not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the french fries are poison. With desserts, I’ll let myself have just one bite, but I’ll look like a freak when I’m eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel.
A film set becomes its own family anyway, and all family dynamics come out during a shoot. The trick is hiring people who know how to handle that.
Noah Baumbach
You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
Joseph Chamberlain
Design is more than just a few tricks to the eye. It’s a few tricks to the brain.
Neville Brody
Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
Julio Cortazar
The trick is to get people to read anything, to engender the love of reading. Once you can read, you can teach yourself anything. Librarians are key, I think. They hold the power to empower.
Jane Cleland
I’ve always got a couple of tricks up my sleeve.
Finn Balor
After the war, Germany fully confessed to all its dirty tricks. It’s necessary to is draw a line under the past, even if people did something evil. Until we do, wounds won’t heal.
Lech Walesa
Yeah. A feeling. Like the whole point of my life from the alleys in Bangkok to the yachts and private island to coming here like a crazy person trying to fly a helicopter like all of it from birth to here point A to point Z was all some big cosmic trick to get me to meet you. – Sanjit to Lana
Michael Grant
The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography, but the trick is that on any other level it’s a kind of insane collage of fragments of memory.
Jonathan Lethem
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep.
William Shakespeare
It was always yet the trick of our English nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common.
William Shakespeare
I like publicity, but don’t resort to cheap tricks.
Shriya Saran
We both do a lot of similar things with speed and boxing ability, but I think I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve for Zab. Zab will probably tell you he’s got some tricks up his sleeve for me.
Paulie Malignaggi
The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there’s nothing more to give… Win or lose the game is finished.В  It’s over.В  It’s time to forget and prepare for the next one.
Sparky Anderson
Reverse psychology is an awesome tool, I don’t know if you guys know about it, but basically you can make someone think the opposite of what you believe, and that tricks them into doing something stupid. Works like a charm.
Steve Carell
Let the new faces play what tricks they will
In the old rooms; night can outbalance day,
Our shadows rove the garden gravel still,
The living seem more shadowy than they.
William Butler Yeats
The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws.
J. D. Hayworth
Oh, I like going down the rabbit hole. You know, that’s kind of my job. When you play Macbeth, you gotta dive down that one. The trick is figuring out how to do it with love and a sense of humor so you can pop back out again. But, kind of the actor’s job is to go down the rabbit hole.
Ethan Hawke
Traditionally poetry is written in lines. But the prose poem is the kind of poem that isn’t written in lines. It is lyrical prose that uses the tricks of poetry, such as dense imagery. This is a big topic of debate in poetry land. There’s no perfect definition.
Campbell McGrath
That wall is your mind playing tricks on you. You just need to say, ‘One more step, I can do this. I have more in me.’ You’ll be so proud of yourself once you push yourself past your threshold.
Kerri Walsh
I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it is the smile that does the trick.
Robert Powell
Read! Read! Read! And then read some more. When you find something that thrills you, take it apart paragraph by paragraph, line by line, word by word, to see what made it so wonderful. Then use those tricks next time you write.
W. P. Kinsella
This is a typical liberal trick, by the way: Stack the deck so the whole thing fails leaving only one option, the government to go in to save the day.
Rush Limbaugh
Well, to tell you truth, I have learned a long time ago that the trick when doing a debate, any kind of debate, is to just turn off the judgment switch in my head.
Jim Lehrer
It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.
Thomas Paine
What makes a good animated movie is being able to balance adult and knowing in-jokes and also just out and out funny things that make all people laugh. The idea that it’s actually something that will appeal to a family, that’s the trick.
Benedict Cumberbatch
For whatever reason, we relate to anything godlike with an English accent. The English are very proud of that. And with anything Roman or gladiators, they have an English accent. For an audience, it is an easy trick to hook people in.
Chris Hemsworth
This is the only real revelation — that God is only a trick with mirrors, our dark reflection in a glass.
Philip Appleman
I have to trick myself into writing a story – impose some arbitrary constraint to distract me from the constraints of my past habits or my fear that I don’t have much to say.
Catherine Brady
I am a street performer as much as I am a stage performer. Yes, I have a television show, but every trick, every ‘Mindfreak’ you see, I can do live.
Criss Angel
The film [Django] really has a lot of ups and downs, and taps into a lot of different emotions. To me, the trick was balancing all those emotions, so that I could get you where I wanted you to be by the very end. I wanted the audience cheering in triumph at the end.
Quentin Tarantino
My method seems to change to everything, especially when you get older. You have more of a resonance to be able to grab to. When you’re younger, you have these big boundaries because you don’t know how to get you to where you are. When you get older, you have a few tricks that you can pull off.
Jason Patric
God created Adam master and lord of living creatures, but Eve spoilt all, when she persuaded him to set himself above God’s will. ‘Tis you women, with your tricks and artifices, that lead men into error.
Martin Luther
Regret is something you’ve got to just live with, you can’t drink it away. You can’t run away from it. You can’t trick yourself out of it. You’ve just got to own it.
Anthony Bourdain
The trick with computers I think, is to approach old and new things with the same reverence as you would like your favourite chair and not be seduced by the constant innovation otherwise you never do anything.
Colin Greenwood
It is hard to teach an old dog tricks.
William Camden
I started skiing when I was five years old. I grew up on a little 300-foot mountain called Perfect North Slopes. It wasn’t a great destination in the world, but it was a good enough place to learn how to do tricks.
Nick Goepper
But self-satisfaction, if as buoyant as gas, has an ugly trick of collapsing when full blown, and facts are stony things that refuse to melt away in the sunshine of a smile.
Agnes Repplier
I do think deception… There’s something kind of odd about tricking people for a living, but ultimately, it’s a remarkably honest profession, when you think about it. If you violate that code, and you say you’re not using camera tricks, and then you do, I actually think that’s a kind of serious moral issue.
Ricky Jay
Actual combat experience is the only teacher. You never come out of a skirmish without having picked up a couple of new tricks; without having learned more about your enemy…Total involvement with the war was the only thing that kept me alive and pushing.
Audie Murphy
Whenever you read interviews with actors, they always seem to be given three months to do something – get fat, get skinny, learn card tricks.
Sam Riley
My hairstylist taught me a trick for my hair. You section off your hair and put them up in these crazy little knots and then it looks like you curled your hair. It’s saved me so much time ’cause on the road you don’t have time or plugs to plug your curling iron in.
Sara Bareilles
I’m always aware that there’s a trick to television to prevent an actor from becoming too lazy. Once you become too familiar with a character, it can stifle the adrenalin from flowing through in the performance.
Julianna Margulies
Have you fallen in love, Will Henry?” “That’s stupid.” “What is? Love, or my question?” “I don’t know.” “You don’t know? You’ve tried that trick once. What do you suppose it will work better the second time?” “I don’t love her. She bothers me.” “You have just defined the very thing you denied.
Rick Yancey
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
Chuck Palahniuk
After we’d filmed one series of ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ everyone was saying: ‘The guy’s got great comic timing,’ – that was the first I’d heard of it. I’m not a comedian, I don’t want to depend on a singular box of tricks. I like story and characters, to take on world views that are not my own.
Darren Boyd
What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.
Shaun White
We’re all living on borrowed time. The trick is to come up with works of sufficient interest to pay off the debt.
John M. Ford
Nowadays, all students have access to and indeed most own computers and are comfortable with the software used to compose music. There are probably too many musical options for them now and the trick is to limit the number of musical ideas so as to develop structure and continuity in their work.
Jon Appleton
You have to find it in the moment, and that’s one of the challenges of being an actor – especially a film actor – is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There’s no trick to it. You just have to do.
Aaron Stanford
The trick is not caring what EVERYBODY thinks of you and just caring about what the RIGHT people think of you.
Brian Michael Bendis
Did I develop any ruses of my own in order to buy what I wanted at a reasonable price? In time, of course, anyone who has ever done real business in an oriental bazaar will learn the tricks and feints of buying and bargaining there.
James Ivory
Your desire or beliefs will literally be reaching back into time, teaching the nerves new tricks. Definite reorganizations in that past will occur in your present, allowing you to behave in entirely new fashions. Learned behavior therefore alters not only present and future but also past conduct.
Jane Roberts
Capra is an old-time movie craftsman, the master of every trick in the bag, and in many ways he is more at home with the medium than any other Hollywood director. But all of his details give the impression of contrived effect.
Manny Farber
On the show, you have to be more charismatic, a little smoother, but I think I can still be that prince of darkness. You just have to learn the tricks of the TV trade as well.
Anthony Jeselnik
It was no mean trick doing the wiring with those mittens on. But I managed it and crawled out, batting spiders into the shadows. I could hear a thud as they hit the floor joists, then a scuttling sound, then, worst of all, the silence of spiders.
Bailey White
I mean, I did a film, a musical of ‘Scrooge’, in ’70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don’t have to turn up at all.
Albert Finney
A picture book is a motorcycle: small, loud, fun, and zippy.
An easy reader is a chartered bus: obliged to carry a rather dull passenger roster of sanctioned curriculum, plus the baggage of an approved, limited vocabulary. The trick is to design your chartered bus to be as cool and sexy as a motorcycle.
Mo Willems
Capablanca was among the greatest of chess players, but not because of his endgame. His trick was to keep his openings simple, and then play with such brilliance in the middlegame that the game was decided – even though his ooponent didn’t always know it – before they arrived at the ending.
Bobby Fischer
I was a lawyer for 10 years, and when youre in law, things really have to get done, or somebody sues you. Its a great trick.
Stephan Pastis
You have to find your own tricks!
Dharma Mittra
I had a drummer in my band who started teaching me tricks to come up with interesting rhythms. Because I don’t come from a musical background, I’ve never studied music, and I don’t know music theory at all, so a lot of stuff I discover on my own are things students would learn in the first grade of music.
Jens Lekman
You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you.
Bob Dylan
My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear.
Harry Houdini
It’s the last best trick of a losing Democrat, is to accuse the Republicans of racism.
Erick Erickson
Everyone has gone trick or treating, everyone carves a jack o lantern with their parents. If you really look at the stories they sort of focus on what Halloween is like at different stages of your life.
Michael Dougherty
Please select a card. No I don’t have to see the card…I’ve already seen this trick.
Michael Ammar
The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter how others see you.
Wendy Mass
I’ve always been 100%. I don’t grandstand for the cameras. I don’t have fake outrage or indignation. No tricks, no screaming or throwing my leg on the floor.
Carole Radziwill
A mathematician’s work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking and frustration, and proof, far from being the core of discovery, is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are not playing tricks.
Gian-Carlo Rota
I’ve been around in WWE for quite a while now and before that had – even in Florida – I’ve been all around the world and seen every type of style in opponent; the way I was trained and stuff, I got a lot more tricks up my sleeve.
Dean Ambrose
My idea of magic doesn’t have much to do with stage tricks and illusions. The whole world abounds in magic.
Michael Jackson
Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that is is just a trick.
Christopher Anderson
When you do a ‘messa di voce,’ that means you start soft, you crescendo into loud – and then you go back to soft again. Some people call it circus tricks, but in bel canto, it’s really written into the music.
Sondra Radvanovsky
In a way, I’m not at all jaded, and still enjoy so much what I do. It’s a good trick.
Jill Sobule
We are all born children- the trick is remaining one.
Pablo Picasso
Innovation comes spontaneously. I don’t know if I’ve done anything new. If I have, it’s just because I had begun to feel for some time that I couldn’t stand certain films, certain modes, certain ways of telling a story, certain tricks of plot development, all of it predictable and useless.
Michelangelo Antonioni
I left the Army in 2000 and went into industry before I started appearing on TV in 2003. My best job there was on a series called ‘Crafty Tricks Of War’ for the BBC. I loved that because it celebrated how clever and inventive people are and the ingenuity that goes into solving problems.
Dick Strawbridge
The trick is this: keep your eye on the ball. Even when you can’t see the ball.
Tom Robbins
I’m always game for everything. What people don’t understand is that the networks are who you have to get to take a chance on you. I wanna do it all. The trick is convincing a network to do it with you.
I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access.
Kevin Mitnick
Two Drink Mike enjoys dancing and knows a magic trick. Whereas, No Drink Mike enjoys biographies, and has serious opinions on wildlife. And Five Drink Mike… dances with wildlife.
Mike Birbiglia
The trick is not to get too fanatical about getting the accent too accurate because then that becomes a mask. What I try to do is just painting and sketching some of the sounds without obliterating my own voice.
Anthony Hopkins
Memory training is not just for the sake of performing party tricks; it’s about nurturing something profoundly and essentially human.
Joshua Foer
I started shooting when I was much too far away. That was merely a trick of mine. I did not mean so much as to hit him as to frighten him, and I succeeded in catching him. He began flying curves and this enabled me to draw near.
Manfred von Richthofen
People teach their dogs to sit; it’s a trick. I’ve been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.
Mitch Hedberg
Little by little does the trick.
A witty vicar once said that a good marriage is like a pair of scissors with the couple inseparable joined, often moving in opposite directions, yet always destroying anyone who comes between them. The trick is for the blades to learn to work smoothly together, so as not to cut each other.
Mary Jo Putney
Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.
Lady Gregory
I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
John Masefield
The sordid story of IRS corruption and political dirty tricks during the Obama years is widely known thanks to numerous documents and emails forced out of the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Tom Fitton
Finding tricks to create flattering body shape is the key to style.
Stacy London
Man was entering under false pretenses the sphere of incredible facilities, acquired too cheaply, below cost price, almost for nothing, and the disproportion between outlay and gain, the obvious fraud on nature, the excessive payment for a trick of genius, had to be offset by self-parody.
Bruno Schulz
My son taught me a few tricks about card games and Rishona spent time painting with me. She would also make us dalgona coffee at times. These small joys of family life have made me a very happy person.
Rituparna Sengupta
The great trick with a woman is to get rid of her while she think’s she’s rid of you.
Soren Kierkegaard
If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny
Steve Wozniak
With kiting, you have to land a trick, and in that instant you know whether you won or lost – I knew I could become the best in the world if I trained
Maika Monroe
I learned to do a few tricks that other people hadn’t done before. I developed that trebly bass thing a little further.
Chris Squire
It ain’t like football. You can’t make up no trick plays.
Yogi Berra
I notice that students, particularly for gay students, it’s too easy to write about my last trick or something. It’s not very interesting to the reader.
Thom Gunn
The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we’ve come from the cuddly old ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google’s evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like.
James Fallows
People want to see something that shows them you can do what you say. That’s the trick.
Christopher Nolan
You might be a redneck if your grandfather completely executes the pull my finger trick at the family reunion.
Jeff Foxworthy
There are religions in which the representation of the world is banned as an usurpation of the power of a God, creator of all things. It is very possible that photography is a trick of the devil and each shot is a sin.
Joan Fontcuberta
Since the child knew his parents would give in, he tried the same trick again and again.
Jackie Chan
The worst diets are ones that restrict your calories too much and try to trick your body. You have no energy, and it’s ridiculous.
Laura Prepon
What happens with every role, you have to trick yourself, you have to creatively find ways to explore the mental state of your character.
Irrfan Khan
Making films is sort of like you’re pulling off a magic trick. It’s sort of like an illusion. It’s not real but you want it to appear real, and all kinds of things go into that, from the clothes you’re wearing to the make-up, to the light.
Jeff Bridges
The trick in life is to hang out until the miracles come.
Attica Locke
L.A. is a vortex. The weather there tricks you into thinking you’re on vacation, even when you’re working fourteen hours a day.
Julian Casablancas
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham
The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you’ve immediately halved the odds of it not being funny.
Steve Coogan
There are also many things my wife can’t stand about me, and there are certain capacities that she has that are different than mine. The trick is to find compatibilities.
Ian Bogost
Going from dialogue-driven ‘New Tricks’ to a movie like ‘The Machine’ which has special effects has been brilliant.
Denis Lawson
The inherent preferences of organizations are clarity, certainty and perfection. The inherent nature of human relationships involves ambiguity, uncertainty, and imperfection. How one honors, balances, and integrates the needs of both is the real trick of feedback.
Richard Pascale
Well I’m still working on The Incredibles. So I’m going to take a little time off. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I’m not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected.
Brad Bird
The trick is to love somebody…. If you love one person, you see everybody else differently.
James A. Baldwin
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straight forward and simple integrity in another.
Charles Caleb Colton
Onstage I’m always different than offstage. I can be very friendly offstage, but onstage I will pull one trick after another on my competition to wipe him out, you know-because it’s my living and I have to win. Franco is my best friend, but I will do as much as I can to make him look bad and make me look good.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I had to trick people into giving me money for my first film. Making a romantic comedy is easier and more expected from a woman than it is to make a drama about a Japanese warrior.
Julie Delpy
It’s a trick Ben taught me to help settle my Noise. You close yer eyes and as clearly and calmly as you can you tell yerself who you are, cuz that’s what gets lost in all that Noise.
Patrick Ness
The biggest thing was that second person allowed me to trick myself into revealing more about myself. It gave me an authorial distance to get closer to the action and emotions, if that makes sense.
Rob Roberge
I’m not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
William Sanderson
The trick with sequels is, you have to give people what they liked before, yet be innovative enough so they don’t feel like they’re seeing the same movie.
Harold Ramis
My father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age, which has made me very careful.
Kim Wilde
I don’t think it is possible to give tips for finding one’s voice; it’s one of those things for which there aren’t really any tricks or shortcuts, or even any advice that necessarily translates from writer to writer. All I can tell you is to write as much as possible.
Poppy Z. Brite
Hookers do tricks, magicians make magic.
Dick Christian
People who believe in a divine creator, trying to live their lives in obedience to his supposed wishes and in expectation of a supposed eternal reward, are victims of the greatest confidence trick of all time.
Barbara Smoker
Discouragement tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave.
Guy Finley
There is no trick of a magician or spell of a witch doctor, no drug or mesmerism or bribery or torture or coercion that can compare in power with the force for change unleashed in the human breast through the touch of love.
Mike Mason
Let me give you some advice: Try to approach things without preconceived ideas, without supposing you already know everything there is to know about them. Get that trick down and you’ll be surprised at what’s really all around you.
Charles de Lint
Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.
Paulo Coelho
You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks.
James Stewart
I’ve learned some quick tricks about how to fix my hair so I can dash somewhere unexpected and still be O.K. when someone stops me to take a picture.
Mikaela Shiffrin
What you’re trying to do as an actor is somehow trick yourself into believing that these words have never been said, and so you’ve got to discover them for the first time.
Cate Blanchett
Having grown up watching Barcelona, Elen gets a bit annoyed watching me if I don’t do flicks and tricks like Ronaldinho. I have to explain you can’t do that all the time in a game!
Frank Lampard
If you write a good action sequence well in a novel, you’re already writing it for film, because the only way to do it well is to use some of the same tricks. They’re rhetorical, not visual, but it’s the same move.
Justin Cronin
I have tried to be honest with every single character that I have played because I don’t know the methods or I don’t know tricks to act.
Rohit Saraf
If you come in like a typical modern drummer who is used to playing only with tricks and double kick and, like, big, big, big, fast rolls, but you can’t play a swinging shuffle, then you can’t play in Ghost whatsoever.
Tobias Forge
When one has shot down one’s first, second or third opponent, then one begins to find out how the trick is done.
Manfred von Richthofen
Sometimes a writer, like an acrobat, must try a trick that is too much for him.
E. B. White
Take a favorite trick of yours and write a ‘gestures script’ how could you improve clarity [using gestures].
Roberto Giobbi
I think the great trick of doing my sort of thing is to learn to use your downtime, and of course in the media and especially in television, there’s a heck of a lot of time of waiting around. And I think the trick is to use that.
Clive James
You can never say all the tricks have been done. Someone always shows you something you didn’t know. Every year you think, ‘Gee, I didn’t think you could do that’.
Landon Curt Noll
Our ideas of happiness, gratification, contentment, satisfaction, all demand that those feelings come from within us. If you flip that on its head and say “What if I took the world at face value?” and then ask “What can I do with what is given?” it’s an interesting trick to turn around the whole problem of how you feel.
Ian Bogost
We’re dancing from here, from inside, not from outside. You could look at anybody throwing their leg and kick their leg up and a million pirouettes and do all kinds of tricks and stuff like that. But that’s not what dance is really about.
Judith Jamison
The politics of courts are so mean that private people would be ashamed to act in the same way; all is trick and finesse, to which the common cause is sacrificed.
Horatio Nelson
I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.
Ernest Hemingway
I set up a system for myself where I work on a lot of pieces at once. I’ll switch between them and keep working on a piece until it comes together, and then I’ll publish it. This way some pieces can take a year if they need to. The trick is to just make sure one is ready every week.
Paul Madonna
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me. The horse is out of the barn… In past generations, people would try to play younger than they really are. My trick is, I don’t try to play younger than I really am.
Clint Eastwood
Once love had seemed like magic. Now it seemed like tricks.
Lorrie Moore
See that you do not use the trick of prayer to cover up what you know you ought to do.
Oswald Chambers
Being funny, it turns out, is like being a bank. It’s a confidence trick. As long as everyone believes in you, you are fine.
Evan Davis
If I hadn’t learned my lesson, I would have wished we could stay there forever. But I knew better now. We’d seen what we’d come to see. The way to trick death. Breathe in. Breathe out. Watch as it all rises upwards, black and blue into the even bluer sky.
Alice Hoffman
The typical American voter is so stupid, his dog teaches him tricks.
Jonathan Gruber
I regret that I didn’t realize that actually they’ve got no power over you at school — it’s all just a trick to indoctrinate you into being a conditioned, tame, placid citizen. Rebel, children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.
Russell Brand
Divorces are getting so common that a woman I know doesn’t bother getting a new marriage license. They just punch her old one and give her a transfer. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – so she keeps changing dogs.
Nipsey Russell
Just as our brains fill in the details of an image our eyes record only roughly, so, too, do our brains employ tricks we are unaware of to fill in details about people we don’t know intimately.
Leonard Mlodinow
Well, if you’re going to watch that close, the trick is off.
Carl Ballantine
Heydrich, Eichmann, and company therefore invoke the usual trick of argument for breaking a true continuum that lacks a compelling point for separation: choose an arbitrary dividing line and then treat it as a self-evident law of nature.
Stephen Jay Gould
Most magic is a trick, an illusion. But [when The Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show], this was real. Man oh man, was it real.
Tom Petty
If I won the lottery tomorrow – which would be a real trick, since I haven’t entered – and was independently wealthy for the rest of my life, I’d write comic books, because it’s what I like doing.
Kurt Busiek
The real trick to producing great work isn’t to find ways to eliminate the edgy, nervous feeling that you might be swimming out of your depth. Instead, it’s to remember that everyone else is feeling it, too. We’re all in deep water. Which is fine: it’s by far the most exciting place to be.
Oliver Burkeman
I made my first Yule Log as a culinary student in Paris, complete with the traditional chestnut filling, silky chocolate buttercream, and almost-too-adorable mushrooms. Since then, I’ve tweaked and updated both the recipe and the process – and I’ve definitely learned tips and tricks to make it easier.
Claire Saffitz
The trick is to compose what one wants to compose and to get it commissioned afterward.
Igor Stravinsky
The trick is not to look back, but keep on expressing where I’m at now. It’s challenging to create something new, so it’s crucial to dwell in the present moment.
Eric Drooker
Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?
Bob Dylan
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.
David Blaine
I went from being a kid who loved to perform magic tricks to becoming the world’s most notorious hacker, feared by corporations and the government.
Kevin Mitnick
We’re constantly bombarded with perfect airbrushed images. Every magazine you look at is like ‘top 20 tricks to have the perfect body’ and it’s ridiculous.
Shannon Purser
Misfoutune always comes to those who wait. The trick is to find happiness in the breif gaps between distaters.
Christopher Paolini
We dominated Survivor – there is no way we would not dominate that, too. I can see it already, us making deals with people. That’s the best part, and with the Race, it would be even more fun because I’ve got a lot of tricks up my sleeve.
Rob Mariano
Everyone has a bad hair day; the trick is not to have one on picture day.
Mark R. Woodward
Don’t make yourself so special,” the dwarf said with a snort. “As if getting lost was some trick that only women knew. I’ve known men who could get lost in their own bedrooms. The only difference is that men with no sense of direction don’t brag about it, the way women do.
Gerald Morris
I’ve never seen such a collection of idiots in my whole life.’ Doolittle shook his head. ‘If you participate in this lunacy, y’all will get yourselves killed. Then don’t come crying to me.’ Now that would be a neat trick.
Ilona Andrews
My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.
Muhammad Yunus
I love Fincher, as he has a great atmosphere and intensity. Also, I grew up watching Hitchcock movies, and there was something elegant in the way he plays with you and plays with the character and tricks you.
Morten Tyldum
I never work with one inspiration in mind. I like to take things from everywhere and piece it together. It’s never a theme or a trick.
Narciso Rodriguez
Wheresoe’er I turn my view,
All is strange, yet nothing new:
Endless labor all along,
Endless labor to be wrong:
Phrase that Time has flung away;
Uncouth words in disarray,
Trick’d in antique ruff and bonnet,
Ode, and elegy, and sonnet.
Samuel Johnson
A lot of unconfident kids do tricks because it’s the quickest route to impressing people. You can stand behind something amazing and people think you’re amazing.
Derren Brown
Part of what makes you great as a young player can hurt you at the end of your career, in terms of you need a certain amount of ego, a certain amount of arrogance to be able to play well and to push yourself and trick yourself into thinking you’re better than you really are.
David Cone
Putting two songs together, I’ve always loved that trick when it works.
Paul McCartney
Sometimes memory tricks you. Sometimes beauty is best when it’s distant.
David Levithan
I have tried to improve telescopes and practiced continually to see with them. These instruments have play’d me so many tricks that I have at last found them out in many of their humours.
William Herschel
Through Yoga, anybody can attain; it’s a God realisation; you just practise Yoga and if you really mean it, then you’ll do it. There’s Yogis that have done it to such a degree that they’re God, they’re like Christ and they can walk on the water and materialise bodies and they can do all those tricks.
George Harrison
Oxigen [oxygen], as you well know, is my hero as well as my foe, and being not only strong but inexhaustible in strategies and full of tricks, I was obliged to call up all my forces to lay hold of him, and make the subtle Being my prisoner.
Christian Friedrich Schonbein
The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people… have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
William Cobbett
Thirdly-but not lastly-there was the bias toward what people saw with their own eyes, or thought they had seen. The human mind played tricks on itself when it relied exclusively on what it saw. There was a lot you couldn’t see when you watched a game
Michael Lewis
It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick. But this time it won’t work.
Harry S. Truman
You can do fascinating things with the tricks memory can play and tell. People can come to believe things which didn’t happen at all if they’re told them enough times.
Paula Hawkins
Some people are so busy in learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
Vern Law
Strategic management is not a box of tricks or a bundle of techniques. It is analytical thinking and commitment of resources to action. But quantification alone is not planning. Some of the most important issues in strategic management cannot be quantified at all.
Peter Drucker
He’s never quite got the trick of conversation, tending to hear in dissenting views, however mild, a kind of affront, an invitation to mortal combat.
Ian Mcewan
She was a triumph over ugliness, so often more beguiling than real beauty, if only because it contains paradox. In this case, as opposed to the scrupulous method of good taste and scientific grooming, the trick had been worked by exaggerating defects; she’d made them ornamental by admitting them boldly.
Truman Capote
It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself. This is hard to do alone.
Zadie Smith
Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery.
Andy Warhol
Never apologize, it’s all part of the trick.
Harry Lorayne
Competition pushes me to improve. If I see someone do a big trick, I try it.
Shaun White
I like people admitting they were complete stupid horses’ asses. I know I’ll perform better if I rub my nose in my mistakes. This is a wonderful trick to learn.
Charlie Munger
I really like supernatural stories, but, to me, ‘Witches of East End’ is really grounded. It’s not just going for the magic tricks and keeping it superficial and action-y.
Madchen Amick
History always has a few tricks up its frayed sleeve. It’s been around a long time.
Terry Pratchett
I believe in the resonance and staying power of quiet photographs. These photographs required a certain seeing, but few special techniques, and no tricks. Something though was hard. It was hard being between photographs and not knowing when or how another image would reveal itself.
William Albert Allard
There`s always the trick with anything what`s a remake. Like how much do you want to make that is brand new and how much to you want to keep that is original?
Rob Zombie
I only do one thing at a time; otherwise, I get confused and then I can’t trick you.
Judy Sheindlin
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
Henry David Thoreau
Fear is the trick of the enemy. And your enemy comes in many robes. But he has only one face. You know his face. You’ve seen it many times. You need not fear it. In your heart, you know you will triumph and you will defeat your enemy with the one weapon that you have inside you that he cannot touch–truth.
Michael Hainey
I had my moment on the stage. The trick in life is to know when to leave.
Al McGuire
The trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources, and hence facilitate some [wealth] redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.
Barack Obama
Play isn’t you being clever, or finding a trick, or finding a way of covering over your own misery, or persuading someone to do what you want. It’s the process of working with the materials that you find and discovering what’s possible with them.
Ian Bogost
I know all my tricks, and I’m pretty bored with them, so if that’s all someone wants, I’d rather wait for TV money and not work so hard.
Elizabeth Marvel
Unlike some of my peers, I haven’t really hit a writer’s block. When I hit a block I just paint, which is an old crop rotation trick.
Joni Mitchell
Fortune has played me a sad trick by letting me live on and on.
Belle Boyd
While I do occasionally order items on the Internet, it’s hard to teach an old shopper new tricks. I’m convinced that the catalogue will eventually disappear, but not until the last baby boomers have kicked off their smelly Nikes and been buried in mulch.
Rita Rudner
In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It’s called Karoshi. I don’t want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon.
Scott Adams
Anyway, how are you and Ramona doing?’ Uh… you know. Pretty good.’ Have you said the L-Word yet?’ The L-Word? You mean? Lesbian?’ Uh… No. The other L-Word.’ ?’ Okay. Uh, It’s “love.” I wasn’t trying to trick you or anything.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I usually make to-do lists with timelines, and pen and paper does the trick for me.
Luis von Ahn
The nature of mind: much of its power seems to stem from just the messy ways its agents cross-connect. …it’s only what we must expect from evolution’s countless tricks.
Marvin Minsky
The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
Angela Carter
Give up the dream that Love may trick the fates To live again somewhere beyond the gleam Of dying stars, or shatter the strong gates Some god has builded high; give up the dream.
Don Marquis
My mom really let us do our own thing and play with different trends, and my sister was a little older, so she had all the beauty tricks. I would stuff things like rolled-up toilet paper into my hair to get volume, or do the reverse, and I’d lie on my back, and she’d use an actual iron to straighten it.
Chrissy Teigen
I think relationships are very difficult. It’s very easy to get swept away with excitement, glamour, and passion. I think the trick is to look for friendship rather than passion.
Jane Green
a good part of the trick to being a first-rate scientist is in asking the right questions or asking them in ways that make it possible to find answers.
Anne Roe
trick is that you can’t find the hidden treasure until you start
digging. Often enough, if you take the leap and do something, something
will happen. Probably not what you thought, but something.
Debbi Fields
Magic, historically, has been a man doing tricks with no wider story behind it.
Drummond Money-Coutts
When I came to Mumbai from Dubai to become an actor, I used to entertain people at parties by showing some card tricks.
Rithvik Dhanjani
I thought magic tricks would be a really good way to start conversations. I looked them up on YouTube and slowly mastered them.
Shreyas Iyer
Very often in free speech cases you find yourself defending material that you personally detest, because of course it’s no trick to defend the free speech of people you either agree with or who don’t particularly upset you. It’s when people really upset you that you discover if you believe in free speech or not.
Salman Rushdie
I’ve always felt that poetry is the enemy of silence, but of course, in the right moments, silence can be useful. The trick is just trying to figure out when. And when I say silence, I suppose I actually meant erasure – poetry is a force against that, I think, or it should be.
Cornelius Eady
The way the show was conceived originally and developed, has always had good writing at the heart of it, it’s very difficult to be good with bad writing. ‘New Tricks’ has that with the right level of humor running through the series, along with the investigations.
Denis Lawson
War is always a struggle in which each contender tries to annihilate the other. Besides using force, they will have recourse to all possible tricks and stratagems to achieve the goal.
Che Guevara
There are a lot of artists who’ve said they’d like to work with me. To be honest, I’m not sure there is such a thing as an inappropriate artist. The trick is matching the artist with a story.
Neil Gaiman
Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work… Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.
Stephen King
He knew that there was a difference between something that makes you happy and something that doesn’t make you unhappy. The trick was convincing yourself these were one and the same.
Jodi Picoult
The best trick I learned was when a priest came to me when I was an altar boy and said, “Always, when you make a mistake, pretend it’s ritual.” It’s beautiful!
Ragnar Kjartansson
I certainly like working harder than a lot of my peers. The trick is embracing it.
Topher Grace
That’s sort of a trick question, and I don’t have a trick answer. Next question, please.
Shaquille O’Neal
A Magician is not a Magician because he knows tricks, but because he knows Magic – the principles, the fundamentals.
Harlan Tarbell
Age plays cruel tricks on the human face; all our repressed feelings become visible on the surface, where they harden like a mask.
Sue Grafton
Tricking your brain into thinking you are getting something sweet plays dirty tricks on your metabolism.
Mark Hyman
I don’t want to say I was a big Shinya Aoki fan, but it’s just that I felt like he got out and was able to do a lot of the tricks that I like to do before I was able to do them. I guess you can say, a little bit jealous in a way that he was making that sort of show before I was.
Nick Diaz
Moses, who said to the children of Israel, Wear your galoshes; I never did this trick before. Never got a dinner!
Red Buttons
The trick to acting is not to show off; it’s to think the thoughts of the character. I was lucky because when I started acting, it was doing jobs above pubs. I learned to act in anonymity, so by the time people saw me, I knew what I was doing. I was crap for years, but no one saw me being crap. It’s a trade you learn.
Eddie Marsan
In any long string of letters, one can find countless anomalies that will seem like convincing proofs of hidden meaning to the mind that wants to believe that the text is somehow special. Numerological tricks, for example, can demonstrate that William Shakespeare wrote the ‘King James Bible.’
Benjamin Wittes
Magic is like special effects live, and I love to perform, so it sounded like doing magic tricks were a good way to entertain people.
Michael Carbonaro
An actress friend of mine shared a great trick. She told me to stick my tongue behind my teeth when I smile to keep from over-smiling. If you smile without doing it, sometimes your gums show a little too much. It’s an actor’s trick!
Jessica Chastain
What is the purpose of memory? Is it a trick to make sure we don’t forget who we are by reminding us of who we were?
Alice Steinbach
Discipline and unconditional support is earned by understanding and trust and inclusion. Not by isolation, not by nasty tricks.
Colm Keaveney
The film industry needs to find a way to bring audiences to movie theaters. It’s more of a technical trick than a revolution.
Michel Ocelot
I take some pains to learn the material beforehand. I have a bunch of tricks I use to try and hit the ground running. I write everything out. I take the text and I very methodically go through, and that tends to put it into my head a little bit more solidly than if I just glanced at it and hoped for the best.
Colm Feore
I don’t remember my dreams. I’m one of those weird people. I know there are tricks and things you can do, but I never remember my dreams.
Jayma Mays
Do you know what I think about crying? I think some people have to learn to do it. But once you learn, once you know how to really cry, there’s nothing quite like it. I feel sorry for those who don’t know the trick. It’s like whistling or singing.
Anne Rice
The trick generally is to break programs into pieces and have those pieces be individually testable and so then when you move on to the other pieces you treat it as a black box knowing that it either works or doesn’t work.
Bill Gates
To me, it’s never about the trick. I don’t care about how something works. I care about how people feel when they watch it. You know, that – that connection – that emotional connection is true magic.
Criss Angel
Shower on him every blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, give him economic prosperity such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes, and busy himself with the continuation of the species, and even then, out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra
Mistakes are inevitable in aviation, especially when one is still learning new things. The trick is to not make the mistake that will kill you.
Stephen Coonts
The trick to any profession is making it look easy.
Morgan Freeman
[Calling you a] star is just a trick. It’s like a straw man thing. They [people] set you up just to knock you over. It’s bull. You avoid it, I avoid it.
David Crosby
Football, particularly Brazilian football, is about being happy, and that’s what tricks do. It’s part of our culture, at the end of the day, though, it’s all about winning.
Each man too is a tyrant in tendency, because he would impose his idea on others; and their trick is their natural defence. Jesuswould absorb the race; but Tom Paine or the coarsest blasphemer helps humanity by resisting this exuberance of power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long-distance runner.
Chuck Knox
Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.
Ann Landers
I had a point of view, which was different. I looked at magic as theater, as storytelling, and I tried to have an approach that was different from what they were doing. “How can I move people and really get them to dream with a card trick, with coin magic, or even a piece of stage magic?”
David Copperfield
Yeah, sometimes life really sucks. But you know what I’m holding on for? The moments that don’t suck. The trick is to notice them when they come around.
Veronica Roth
The guardians of your company’s cyber security should be encouraged to network within the industry to swap information on the latest hacker tricks and most effective defenses.
Nina Easton
Ultimately every trick succeeds or fails with an audience because of its plot.
Jim Steinmeyer
Love, the magician, knows this little trick whereby two people walk in different directions yet always remain side by side.
Hugh Prather
Preachers at black churches are the last people left in the English-speaking world who know the schemes and tropes of classical rhetoric: parallelism, antithesis, epistrophe, synecdoche, metonymy, periphrasis, litotes – the whole bag of tricks.
P. J. O’Rourke
I’d never been a tall guy, and the girls I’d dated had all been my height–teenaged girls grow faster than guys, which is a cruel trick of nature.
Cory Doctorow
Systems don’t need to be changed. The trick is for a trader to develop a system with which he is compatible.
Ed Seykota
The New Englanders, by their canting, whining and insinuating tricks, have persuaded the rest of the colonies that the government is going to make absolute slaves of them.
Nicholas Cresswell
All wilderness seems to be full of tricks and plans to drive and draw us up into God’s light.
John Muir
You’re wondering what a bale of hay has to do with success. Well, there’s a trick to loading hay. You have to use your knee. What you do is, you put your right knee behind it and half kick it up in the air. That way you get some lift on it. … My point is, there are certain ways to make a hard job easier.
Pat Summitt
Never had there been such an opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge…. But the obverse is also true. We can have thrust upon us a false picture of reality as distorting as the trick mirrors in a Coney Island funhouse.
Howard E. Koch
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here’s one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.
Jeffrey Tucker
The trick was looking past the illusion, because the exit was never as far away as it seemed.
Lauren DeStefano
The trick is, when there is nothing to do, do nothing.
Warren Buffett
Trading is a waiting game. You sit, you wait, and you make a lot of money all at once. Profits come in bunches. The trick when going sideways between home runs is not to lose too much in between.
Michael Covel
The ultimate trick is to convince, persuade. Every single person out there is an idiot, but collectively they’re a genius.
Billy Wilder
Acting is a trick word invented in the festival of Dionysus, before Christ, in Greece at a fertility festival. That’s where theatre came from: a fertility festival. No women were allowed. All the men played all the parts.
Gary Busey
You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.
Maggie Stiefvater
I did once shatter a chandelier. I was singing with my college choir in Wales. I was the soloist and I hit the high note and there was this massive bang and all this glass came down from the ceiling. I’d like that to be my party trick if I can perfect it.
Katherine Jenkins
I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling.
Art Garfunkel
How confusing the beams from memory’s lamp are; One day a bachelor, the next a grampa. What is the secret of the trick? How did I get so old so quick?
Ogden Nash
I get to a competition and feel out the slopestyle course and kind of see which directions the jumps are flowing and which way I feel like I can do my tricks.
Jamie Anderson
All my makeup tricks are from modeling jobs! It’s my favorite part of the job – learning new tricks!
Erin Heatherton
I’ve always been skeptical of people who say they lose themselves in a part. Someone once came up to Spencer Tracy and asked, “Aren’t you tired of always playing Tracy?” Tracy replied, “What am I supposed to do, play Bogart?” You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks.
LeBron James
Every word was a singing sparrow, a magic trick, a truffle for me. The words made me laugh in delight.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I’ve got a few tricks when it comes to psychology and stuff.
Frank Shamrock
You can go to India and you can see gurus go into samadhi. But when they come out of samadhi, they’re nasty. They’re egocentric. They don’t have a deep regard or understanding of what life is. It’s just a little trick they can do, a one-trick pony.
Frederick Lenz
In earlier years, I was more of a clown with a big bag of tricks. I’d show up in the studio and kind of go, ‘Well, what do you want? Do you want the screaming banshee or the howling owl?’
Mike Patton
In training, don’t be afraid to be an oddball, eccentric, or extremist. Only by daring to go against tradition can new ways of training be learned. The trick is recognizing quickly when a new approach is counterproductive.
Benji Durden
In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.
Peter Mandelson
The trick is not to make eye contact. They don’t charge if you don’t make eye contact.
Sarah Addison Allen
Many of the characters are fools and they’re always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.
Jorge Luis Borges
The most that can be said of flattery is that it is sometimes a cheap psychological trick with which charlatans and dishonest people lull others into a state of carelessness while they pick their pockets.
Napoleon Hill
I’m not a man. I have no male pride for you to trick me with, and I am not interested in single combat. That is entirely a weakness of your sex, not mine. I am a woman. I will use any weapon and all weapons to get what I want.
Cassandra Clare
But the involuntary tricks of memory and the voluntary ones of imagination make always such terrible havoc of facts that truth, be it ever so much sought and cared for, appears in history and biography only in a more or less disfigured condition.
Frederick Niecks
There are a lot of tricks you have to keep playing on yourself to keep at it because every time you hit a problem you want to walk away.
Janet Fish
George Orwells 1984 frequently tops surveys of our greatest books: its not a celebration of poetic language. Its decidedly anti-literary, a masterpiece of personal and political narrative sequence. And its subject matter is crucial, because what 1984 shows is that language can be a dirty trick.
Graham Joyce
Your perception plays tricks when you are hoping for something.
Buzz Bissinger
When I was a little girl, I remember carrying my orange UNICEF carton with me as I went Trick-or-Treating.
Brandy Norwood
Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he’s sometimes unexpectedly mortal—there’s the trick!
Mikhail Bulgakov
Neat trick: to be roused to ambition and reconciled to one’s mediocrity at the same time.
Mason Cooley
The trick about the theater is at the end of the day you cannot take any of it personally.
William Ivey Long
Weapons are allowed. Dirty tricks are expected. But try not to kill anybody!” Tantalus smiled at us like we were all naughty children. “Any killing will result in harsh punishment. No s’mores at the campfire for a week! Now ready your chariots!
Rick Riordan
Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.
Pete Seeger
A lot of things in films are cheated with the use of camera tricks, so while it may feel unnatural to do, when you look at the result, you realise that it is right.
Ashley Thomas
The other would be the real one, composed entirely of young enthusiasts in camouflage uniforms, who would not be put on display, but from whom impossible efforts would be demanded and to whom all sorts of tricks would be taught. That’s the army in which I should like to fight.
Jean Larteguy
The trick is, to treat your days as if each one may be your last.
Peter Meinke
The trick is to start early in our careers the stress-relieving avocation that we will need later as a mind-exercising final vocation. We can quit a job, but we quit fresh involvement at our mental peril.
William Safire
All creatures tread across the rubble of ruined civilizations. The trick is to keep moving. No animal ever goes about dispensing shallow compassion.
Rita Mae Brown
It is presentation which lifts the card trick from the level of the commonplace puzzle to the status of an unforgettable and inexplicable mystery.
Jean Hugard
Yes, believe me I am black and blue. Plus I just finished a Seth MacFarlane movie called Ted and I can’t believe the cast I got to work with there [Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg]. I feel like I am winning some kind of contest to trick people into working with me.
Joel McHale
He who wins the independents wins the White House. That’s a liberal Democrat trick, by the way.
Rush Limbaugh
It’s in the very trickery that it pleases me. But show me how the trick is done, and I have lost my interest therein.
Seneca the Younger
My favorite party trick is to wear nothing but a gold thong in the house.
Harry Styles
I used to fly around the stage without strings or camera tricks. That took seven years to create.
David Copperfield
A good TV writer needs all the same tricks a good novelist has.
Dean Bakopoulos
The real trick for me as a director is to make sure that people don’t start pushing because the harder you push as a perform the less funny it becomes.
Ivan Reitman
I can show you how to box. I can teach you every technique and trick I know, but I can never make you a fighter. That comes from inside, and it’s something no one else can ever give you.
Joe Louis
That’s probably one of the most challenging things about our sport is walking the line between doing the tricks that you know how to do that are safe and pushing yourself.
Scotty Lago
The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything.
Richard Linklater
True contemplation is not a psychological trick but a theological grace. It can come to us ONLY as a gift, and not as a result of our own clever use of spiritual techniques.
Thomas Merton
Power is a trick. It lies where we believe it lies.
George R. R. Martin
May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent to defeat the swallowing up of any nation, at any time, by any means-by armies with banners, by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
I also remembered that you were beautiful.” “Memory does play tricks on us.” “No. Your face is the same, but I don’t remember what beautiful means anymore.
Orson Scott Card
If I ever saw magic on television I would say: ‘I want that. That’s what I want from Santa Claus’. So the cupboard in my bedroom was full of boxes of magic tricks, cups and balls, cards and foam rabbits, all sorts of stuff.
Colin Morgan
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve always thought one of the tricks of being an actor for a long time is keeping yourself interested once you’ve figured out how to pay the rent.
Martin Short
Watch ‘Dog with a Blog’ to get a good laugh, to see me, of course, and to see an awesome, awesome talking dog who is the cleverest, most awesome dude in the world. He’s really, really adorable and cute, and it’s really cool seeing what kind of tricks he has up his sleeve.
Blake Michael
Guests are people who come to your home to see you whine at the table, bark loudly, jump on women wearing pantyhose, and do other tricks which you wouldn’t think of doing just for the family.
Peg Kehret
There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.
Dorothy Dix
Sometimes in life it is a good idea to stop,sometimes it is a good idea to go on. The trick is to decide when to stop
Richard Dawkins
For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman – and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America’s energy independence.
Tom Steyer
Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.
Terry Pratchett
Being needed was a handy trick. It could fill you up so full you never even noticed all the places that were empty.
Deb Caletti
You know what’s really hot? Pop-and-locking, ticking. The moonwalk. Tricks like that.
Heather Morris
It is wonderful what tricks our dreams play us, and how conveniently we can imagine.
Bram Stoker
It is not tricks of sense But the time’s fright within me which distracts Least fancies into violence
Richard Wilbur
One of the hardest tricks that I had to learn was saying the word ‘no.’
John Rampton
It’s all risk. And if it isn’t, it needs to be. The real trick is to find the risk that is right for you, a risk that doesn’t take you so far out of your own identity that it’s not a you that you recognize who’s doing the writing.
Jim Krusoe
Having been a child actor, I remember how directors would trick me to get good performances out of me. I don’t think you need to do that.
Asia Argento
I think it is undeniably true that the human brain must work in models. The trick is to have your brain work better than the other person’s brain because it understands the most fundamental models- ones that will do most work per unit.
Charlie Munger
Not wanting anyone to pop my bubble by speaking to me, I immediately began reading Lesbian Nuns, and that did the trick. No one attempted small talk.
John Waters
What tricks the mind is what the mind is glad to be tricked by.
John Christopher
Sometimes it comes out in what I call tricksy behavior. That’s not always easy to deal with, but it’s fascinating. The key thing is to make sure that somebody’s tricks don’t trip up somebody else.
Kenneth Branagh
Knowing one thing well empowers you and gives you a set of tricks to the trade that you can apply across the board. Go deep, and it will serve you when you make your choices about where you want to leave your mark.
Samantha Power
Paul Levinson has outdone himself: The Plot to Save Socrates is a philosophically rich gem full of big ideas and wonderful time-travel tricks.
Robert J. Sawyer
I eat green ants often enough. They are wonderful. The trick is to squash them before you eat them, otherwise they bite your tongue and it ruins the experience.
Tim Winton
Sometimes, a stage curtain parts and you see: life could be better if you had more. Usually, I think, we can get just as good a different way. But tricks, they do not always work.
Mona Simpson
I suppose it’s unfair, tricks of argument that leave wounds, but with this sort of thing that (C.S.) Lewis does, what I feel is a craftsman’s joy at the sight of a superior performance.
Joy Davidman
You know what ? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen The trick is : you have to feel good for no reason
Richard Bandler
Working with some of the best makeup artists has taught me a lot of amazing tricks to making me feel more confident, and I can’t wait to share them with you guys.
Kylie Jenner
I work barefooted on balance plates. I do explosive squats on balance surfaces that your body has to use muscles it’s not used to. It’s all kinds of exercises that your body isn’t really used to, and it tricks your body into getting stronger every time.
Troy Polamalu
The best beauty trick I’ve learned is “less is best.” For example, when I’m preparing to go out for the day, something as simple as putting some concealer underneath my eyes with a bit of highlighter automatically gives me a natural and fresh look. If I do that with a little bronzer, then I’m good to go for the day.
life is a trick, life is a kitten in a sack.
Anne Sexton
I have a lot of respect for those movies, like the old ‘King Kong,’ which create a grand world with the tricks.
Gaspar Noe
Wit is something more than a gymnastic trick of the intellect; true wit implies a beam of thought into the essence of a question, a flash that lights up a situation. Wit suggests the delicate but delightful play of a rapier in the hands of a master.
Arthur Lynch
All comedians are people who really deeply consider the human experience not only a dirty trick perpetrated by a totally meaningless procedure of accidents, but an unbearable ordeal every day, which can be made tolerable only by mockery in one form or another.
William Saroyan
Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way.
John Wooden
I always looked at myself as a physicist learning new tricks by looking at nature.
Eugene Parker
It’s my object to be stared at like a dog that’s just been shown a card trick.
Bill Hicks
Apprentice is the beginner – the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.
Josef Albers
When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don’t become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are.
Jennifer Beals
When you work with David Lynch, you never know where he’s going next and that’s exciting. He’s like a magician pulling out new tricks.
Richard Beymer
Greece won the 2004 European Championship with the oldest trick in the book: man-for-man marking. Why? Because nobody expected it – and by the time they knew what Otto Rehhagel’s team were about, it was too late. Great football is like great comedy in that way. It is all in the timing.
Martin Samuel
I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, But there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
Robert Breault
For honest merit to succeed amid the tricks and intrigues which are now so lamentably common, I know is difficult; but the honor of success is increased by the obstacles which are to be surmounted. Let me triumph as a man or not at all.
James A. Garfield
NAPP was created as a resource for people who are serious about Photoshop. NAPP is designed to keep our members on the cutting edge of the latest developments, tips, and tricks used by some of the most accomplished Photoshop professionals.
Scott Kelby
A fantastic actor in a scene that’s just closed off will be good. But when working with a director who knows little tricks – correct music, slowly pushing in – that stunning performance will somehow become even better. I’ve always seen it as a symbiotic relationship.
Matthew Gray Gubler
Learning a [skateboard] trick is kind of like a puzzle; you have to keep trying, and trying, and trying, and adapting and changing, and adapting and changing, and finally it works.
Rob Dyrdek
I start from scratch with each movie; I wipe the slate and I certainly don’t rely on some bag of acting tricks I’ve amassed over the years.
Christian Bale
The trick is to never lose hope!
Tupac Shakur
The left promises abortion rights and cradle to the grave protection, so the trick is to make it to the cradle.
Dennis Miller
I don’t know how to make magic. For most songwriter’s that has only happened once or twice, and I don’t know how to re-create that. I know that there are some tricks and tools, but the magic is the amazing part.
Tyler Hilton
It didn’t come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God.
Ray Bradbury
The trick in writing children’s books is to set up danger, mystery and excitement on page one. Force the kid to turn the page . . . Then in the middle of each chapter there’s a dramatic point of excitement, and at chapter’s end, a cliffhanger.
Jerry West
I do own a unicycle, which I use for workout purposes as opposed to doing tricks.
Jay Duplass
Anytime you have to get intimate on camera, it’s always a little interesting. You have to trick your brain almost, so that you don’t get stage fright or get too much in your head where you’re super uncomfortable.
Evan Rachel Wood
When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick,-no more. They eat your service like apples, and leave you out. But love them, and they feel you, and delight in you all the time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dull magic is a collection of tricks: great magic should sting.
Derren Brown
The film is the first art form capable of demonstrating how matter plays tricks on man.
Walter Benjamin
Whenever you take over something that is popular and has a fanatical following that loves it, you’re never going to please everyone. The trick is to have enough wherewithal to follow through with what you want to do with it and give it time to evolve.
Jon Stewart
Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly — something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates.
George Eliot
A bank is a confidence trick. If you put up the right signs, the wizards of finance themselves will come in and ask you to take their money.
Christina Stead
People who recognize that money won’t buy happiness are still willing to see if credit cards will do the trick.
Charles E. McKenzie
Machiavelli had some cold tricks for people who wanted to be demagogues and wanted to take over the world.
Mads Mikkelsen
I don’t get a chance to cry that often on film, so I was hoping that talent would come my way, that day. I cheated, I guess, when I just started looking at my technology device – my iPhone – to look at pictures of my kids, before I did the scene where I had to cry. That was a good trick that I found.
Jason Bateman
‘Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o’er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
Miguel de Cervantes
I’ve learned my tricks watching videos on the Internet with friends. I’m always trying to copy what I’ve seen at home, what I learned from my friends. But you have to repeat it again and again to get it right on the field.
I may be a maverick, but it doesn’t mean I like playing tricks.
Chen Guangbiao
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Raymond Chandler
Chiropractic has helped keep me injury free – that is half the trick to staying in competition.
Lee Labrada
Most actors hate watching their own films because all you can see is the glaring mistakes, your own tricks and ticks.
Eddie Redmayne
You may not quite understand the cinematic tricks that go behind the making of a film, but as long as you feel it, I think that’s the important thing.
James Wan
Byrd has always been that kind of pitcher, trying to trick you, keep the ball low, in and out. He threw a lot of strikes, worked it inside and out, threw breaking balls for strikes behind in the count.
Adrian Beltre
The tricks and artifices of advertising are available to the seller of the better product no less than to the seller of the poorer product. But only the former enjoys the advantage derived from the better quality of his product.
Ludwig von Mises
I thought I was funny as a kid. I used to play tricks on my brothers – I’d tie a two-shilling piece to a bit of cotton, then pull it away as they went to grab it.
Jo Brand
Nonsense, it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit, with its committees, its conferences, its eternal talk, talk, talk, was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.
Doris Lessing
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand
William Congreve
You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.
Ben Goldacre
The reality is you don’t get stand offs who are expert kickers as well as top drawer runners. The trick is to find a balance but Phil is putting a lot of guys into gaps.
Frank Hadden
One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace.
The grappling hook allows for versatile and dynamic movement through the map, while a variety of shinobi-esque tools allow for all sorts of tricks and finesse. These are very important elements of ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”s gameplay and the protagonist’s nature.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
Time can play all sorts of tricks on you. In the blink of an eye, babies appear in carriages, coffins disappear into the ground, wars are won and lost, and children transform, like butterflies, into adults.
Brian Selznick
I think we’ve missed a trick there. We could develop wheat with the properties of Velcro… to catch whatever it is that’s forming those crop circles! But then the spaceship would have to have the corresponding Velcro, so it’s a bit of a long shot.
Bill Bailey
It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home.
Mary Blakely
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
Robert Anderson
Maybe the memory does play tricks. Increasingly, I’m thinking, ‘What was their name? I knew that name yesterday.’ I think that’s what happens. At some point, I’ll forget that I ever worked with Peter Cook, I suppose, and Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller.
Dudley Moore
I go to eat dinner with my folks when I’m home. I think that’s the trick.
Brad Paisley
So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.
John Milton
One trick, known as the journey method or ‘memory palace,’ is to conjure up a familiar space in the mind’s eye, and then populate it with images of whatever it is you want to remember.
Joshua Foer
Chemically induced hallucinations, delusions and raptures may be frightening or wonderfully gratifying; in either case they are in the nature of confidence tricks played on one’s own nervous system.
Arthur Koestler
Senate has to advise and consent. That doesn’t mean you have to vote yes; you can vote no. It’s not a rubber stamp. But what these guys are doing is, “Wait a minute, we don’t have to vote yes or no, and maybe we can trick our voters into not holding us accountable for not voting yes or no.”
Tim Kaine
An idea which can be used only once is a trick. If one can use it more than once it becomes a method.
George Polya
It’s much easier to be successful than it is to be relevant. The tricks won’t keep you relevant. Tricks might keep you popular for a while, but in all honesty, I don’t know how U2 will stay relevant. I know we’ve got a future. I know we can fill stadiums. And yet with every record, I think, ‘Is this it? Are we still relevant?’
Apparently, I’m very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That’s why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That’s my party trick.
Kate Beckinsale
I think that’s the job of each of us – to show our best toys and our best tricks that lift us and our friends to higher and higher levels. There is no end to this bootstrapping process. The future of the human mind and body and the future of humans together is endlessly bright.
Terence McKenna
If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick.
John Cleese
I don’t kind of want to be known as a one-trick pony who just does the adult-alternative song once a year that makes it onto the radio and people sort of think it’s nice.
Ed Sheeran
Computer scientists have built a set of massive DNS databases, which provide fragmentary histories of communications flows, in part to create an archive of malware: a kind of catalog of the tricks bad actors have tried to pull, which often involve masquerading as legitimate actors.
Franklin Foer
Being the executive producer of a film is not that difficult. It just means that you have some power. There’s not a huge amount of skill involved, I don’t know how much I’m giving away here. I feel like that guy on Fox, giving away the magicians’ tricks. It’s not rocket science, being an executive producer of a film.
Craig Ferguson
I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of school on Saturdays. It was my first political trick.
Roger Stone
There’s a million and one things an actor can do with a villain. He can go for all kinds of quirks and tricks. The hero is much harder to define for an actor. When you play a straight role or a hero, you’re kind of stuck, It’s much more difficult to give a good guy interesting qualities or to make him unusual.
Lorne Greene
If you learn the craft, you can make a movie and get by with tricks.
D. B. Sweeney
Acquiring the trick of listening to birds will teach you how better to enjoy life and how better to endure it
Simon Barnes
Wouldn’t that be funny, if the oil rebels were playing U2 in their jungle camps, and the government soldiers were playing U2 in their trucks. I think everyone was killing everyone else and listening to the same music… That is a good trick about this world, Sarah. No one likes each other, but everyone likes U2.
Chris Cleave
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
I always feel that there’s no violence in a movie – it’s not real, it’s a magic trick. Nobody is really dying. In fact, the people that die in my movies have gone on to become extremely successful!
Eli Roth
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.
[Lat., Furtum ingeniosus ad omne,
Qui facere assueret, patriae non degener artis,
Candida de nigris, et de candentibus atra.]
It’s a deft trick to turn American exceptionalism into an exceptional political tactic.
Ron Fournier
He taught me how to fly on my own and learn the tricks.
Izabella Scorupco
Maybe we’ll go trick-or-treating for Halloween, and I’ll go as Pia Zadora.
Pia Zadora
I’m trying to figure out the trick of working to live as opposed to living to work, but I don’t know if I’ve quite stumbled upon it just yet.
Brittany Murphy
Actors are like magicians. They’ll sit there and do all their tricks to each other. It’s very competitive, and the goal is to get them bonding, to get them to know the real person as quickly as possible.
David Ayer
Avoiding fear and pain can cause them to grow stronger. The trick with fear is to go with it, to let it do it’s work. Once fear has put us in touch with our inner issue it can diminish. In fact, simply acknowledging fear seems to lessen it.
John Earle
The trick was forgetting about what she had lost …and learning to go on with what she had left.
Lisa Kleypas
Me going to a big club when I was, like, 19 or 20, I didn’t know what to expect, how to behave, whatever. I was just a youngster who wanted to do tricks. I didn’t even care about end product, really.
Wilfried Zaha
I don’t want to end up being a circus act, doing my most famous tricks when I’m 70.
Pharrell Williams
The second a political consultant tries to play dirty tricks, it will backfire, and it will hurt that candidate.
Nikki Haley
What happens is people go, ‘I want to play the guitar,’ and the first thing they do is hit Google: ‘How can I play this?’ and the next thing you know, you’ve learned all these tricks, but you’ve never learned how to play rhythm guitar with a groove.
Steve Lukather
Self-consciousness, that’s what it is. Always my abiding vice. I keep seeing myself. Me watching myself watching others watch me. How do you lose that? What’s the trick?
Stephen Fry
Holding on to some of your uniqueness is the trick instead of surrendering it at the Academy of Contemporary We’re Gonna Make You a Star.
Bill Bruford
The trick, my brethren and sisters is to enjoy the journey, traveling hand in hand, in sunshine and storm, as companions who love one another.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Anyone can attract a man. The trick is to keep him.
Philippa Gregory
She turns her head, Bailey catches her eye, and she smiles at him. Not in the way that one smiles at a random member of the audience when one is in the middle of performing circus tricks with unusually talented kittens but in the way that one smiles when one recognizes someone they have not seen in some time.
Erin Morgenstern
Once or twice in my career I feel that I have done more real harm by my discovery of the criminal than ever he had done by his crime. I have learned caution now, and I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn’t bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would.
I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one’s mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything.
Nelson Mandela
It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you.
David Carson
Mathematics is a collection of cheap tricks and dirty jokes.
Lipman Bers
I am still my teenage self. If you think that we all step through a door marked Adult, or that we sign a Grown-Up Document, you’re quite wrong. We remain as we always were, and that, alas, is one of life’s many nasty tricks.
Steven Morrissey
A great mix of tips, tricks, and anecdotes, All is Forgiven, Move On has excellent ideas for your weight loss journey and for improving your life along the way!
Judith S. Beck
I used to spell everything phonetically, or I would have little tricks for words I could not figure out.
James William Middleton
It’s easy to feel happy when things are going your way. The trick is to remain inspired in difficult situations. That’s where life stops being a game of chance and becomes one of skill. That’s when, if you can stay serene in the face of adversity, you get back on track in half the time it might otherwise take.
Jonathan Cainer
I actually sing horribly, but I used to dance pretty good. I was a gymnast, and you can usually use those gymnastic tricks with dance. Plus, they’re so much fun to do. That wasn’t really a big part of my career. It was just a phase.
Robert Englund
People on the outside see a Neymar on the pitch, but that’s not him. People see him doing tricks and dribbles and think that he is only trying to enjoy himself, that he’s selfish and only thinks about himself. But when you share a dressing room with him you realise that it’s not the case.
Kylian Mbappe
The heart lies and the head plays tricks on us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in a way knowing the truth.
George R. R. Martin
Life has played some funny tricks on me and taken me on a wild ride. How did I ever get into this wonderful mess that is my life?
Bo Derek
In Paris one could have the eyes of a cat (as he did) and tell people it was a trick of fashion.
Cassandra Clare
Maybe I’ll keep you.” Abbot chuckled and prodded Artemis’s back with his sword. “It’d be nice to have a pet human around. I could teach you tricks.” “I have a trick for you,” said Artemis, and he fired a single blast from the gun.
Eoin Colfer
We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
Desmond Morris
Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
Maureen O’Hara
Rage only works if it is justified. That’s the trick with rage. You gotta have a reason to be mad.
Sam Kinison
I’ll learn how to rest, though. I can still learn new tricks.
Roxane Gay
Hopefully we’ll get to a point where there are absolutely no restrictions on any kind of violence in movies. I’d love to see us get to a point where you can go to theaters and see movies unrated and that people know its not real violence. It’s all pretend. It’s all fake. It’s just acting. It’s just magic tricks.
Eli Roth
Unfortunately most easily-digested entertainment has as much actual content as a Spongebob Squarepants episode, so the trick is to try to fit actual nourishing content into enjoyable entertainment.
Jeffrey Lewis
Mind Playing Tricks on Me’ or ‘Mind of a Lunatic’ were great songs. As far as my favorite Geto Boys album? None of them impress me.
It’s easy, there’s a trick to it, you do it or you die.
Neil Gaiman
I don’t need to go out there and trick guys, and I don’t need to go out there and be perfect. I’ve just got to attack the strike zone, let my stuff work and get much better results that way.
Stephen Strasburg
The key is always the actual art itself, the actual music. There are all these myths out here that like, if you do this little trick, if you use this little strategy, it’ll do it for you.
Brother Ali
Hey, Vader, keep your Jedi mind tricks to yourself. That hurt! (Jesse)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.
Stephen King
I think every writer struggles in some way with writers block. The trick is to plan out what you are going to say beforehand. I found out that if you make an outline you’re much less likely to get blocked when you get into the middle of the story.
Rick Riordan
Life is bendable to our will more than we know. In fact, that’s the deal. If we don’t know that life bends to our will, it will not. So the trick is to know that life is on our side — and but awaits our command.
Neale Donald Walsch
​Life is a series of highs and lows. The trick is to tip the balance in your favor by following your heart and taking some risks.
John Avery
Contest skating is about figuring out the hardest tricks you can do that you can also land every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a kickflip back lip or a kickflip front board or a hardflip. Any trick you feel really confident in and you can land any time, those are the tricks you bring to the contest.
Nyjah Huston
You’ve just got to get people organized and tell them the truth. There aren’t any magic tricks to it. You know, sometimes it’s pretty amazing. Actually, I mentioned a pretty striking case of this in “Crisis and Hope,” which was the Caterpillar case in the early 1990s.
Noam Chomsky
Sometimes I just listen to classical pieces of music to take me away from my work. That’s what I kind of do to wash away the notes that I’ve been working on all day. As human beings we need to sleep so that’s kind of one of my little tricks.
Aaron Zigman
No matter what tricks you use or what decisions you make, go easy on yourself as someone who’s on a never-ending quest for improvement.
Chris Hardwick
We will never get great art from women if their education exposes them only to the second-rate and if the idea of greatness itself is denied. Greatness is not a white male trick. Every important world civilization has defined its artistic tradition in elitist terms of distinction and excellence.
Camille Paglia
But here’s the worst part: the trick to life lies in hiding from those we hold most dear how much they mean to is; if not, we’d lose them.
Cesare Pavese
The trick is to find happiness in the brief gaps between disasters.
Christopher Paolini
Failure happened. The trick was to accept the risk and try anyway.
Ilona Andrews
Love is a trick played on us by the forces of evolution. Pleasure is the bait laid down by the same. There is only power. Power is of the individual mind but the mind’s power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end and only might is right.
T. H. White
You have to teach your algorithm what it can do and what it cannot do because, otherwise, there is a risk that the algorithms will learn the tricks of the old cartels.
Margrethe Vestager
You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap? There’s an animal kind of trick. A human would remain in the trap, endure the pain, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.
Frank Herbert
I had the fleeting thought then that we are each of us pathetic in one way or another, and the trick is to marry a person whose patheticness you can tolerate.
Curtis Sittenfeld
How much the more in judging of the human heart should we distrust all fashionable airs and graces, all tricks and smartness, learnt only to please the outward gaze
Murasaki Shikibu
The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
Helen Mirren
I don’t think it’s good to try and change anyone. The trick and the mystery – of relationships and life in general – is to learn to live with the bits you don’t like.
Helen Mirren
The plot is so tired that even this reviewer, who in infancy was let drop by a nurse with the result that she has ever since been mystified by amateur coin tricks, was able to guess the identity of the murderer from the middle of the book.
Dorothy Parker
It’s a tough trick to be able to create an intelligent movie that has socio-political commentary, and also has the emotional and moving stuff, at the same time.
Jodie Foster
The cosmetics industry has much to answer for. It’s a multi-million- pound confidence trick based on giving women endless hope, courtesy of overpriced little pots.
Joan Collins
The real trick in life is to want nothing, and to succeed in getting it. – Karla
Gregory David Roberts
Most people are bad with names. I have learned a trick: Make them laugh and they will never forget you.
Mike Thompson
The trick is, as I know it, is to care like hell
and not give a damn at the same time.
Paul Simon
Faith has no value of its own, it has value only as it connects us with Him. It is a trick of Satan to get us occupied with examining our faith instead of resting in the Faithful One.
Vance Havner
The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority.
Bruce Barton
If there’s any trick to doing a job you hate . . . Mrs. Clark says it’s to find a job you hate even more.
Chuck Palahniuk
Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, ‘Please, I used to pull the same trick. There’d be an intervention, I’d make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.’
Bill Maher
Picture this,” said Magnus. “Me with a little monkey friend. I could teach him tricks. I could dress him in a cunning jacket. He could look just like me! But more monkey-shaped.
Cassandra Clare
My dear brothers, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment vaunted, that the devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!
Charles Baudelaire
We’ve separated from mogul and aerial skiing and we’ve built our own sport and our own tricks. And now we’re going back to the roots. But the Olympics is a world stage for athletics and it’s going to be pretty sweet to represent our sport and represent our culture and show everyone what we’re all about.
Nick Goepper
The trick to songwriting is writing in a poetic enough way that other people can identify with it.
Are you currently at your house?” he asked. “Um, no,” I said. “That was a trick question. I knew the answer, because I am currently at your house.
John Green
Everything in the world has its two faces, however. Weeds sometimes blossom into artful flowers. Beauty walks hand in hand with ugliness, sickness with health, and life tiptoes around in the horned shadow of death. The trick is to recognize which is which and to recognize what you’re dealing with at the time.
Tiffany Baker
Supposition all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes; For treason is but trusted like the fox, Who, ne’er so tame, so cherished and locked up, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.
William Shakespeare
It’s very hard for me to go to the movies because I know all the tricks, and I know everybody. I don’t watch many at all. And the ones I do watch are generally much older films.
Taylor Sheridan
It is by muteness that a dog becomes for one so utterly beyond value; with him one is at peace, where words play no torturing tricks.Those are the moments that I think are precious to a dog-when, with his adoring soul coming through his eyes, he feels that you are really thinking of him.
John Galsworthy
There is something unnatural about marriage. These two people are not going to be the same people in a few years. The trick is to live your own life while sharing the same space.
Dustin Hoffman
For me, juggling mommyhood and work is a challenge, but each day I learn little tricks to make it all come together.
Kourtney Kardashian
Over the years, I had something in principle against autobiographical writing altogether because memory plays tricks on us, and we also tend to reinvent ourselves. But there comes an age when one begins to observe life, and there are things that need time to mature, also in terms of literary form.
Gunter Grass
Of course, in all magic tricks there’s a secret.
Lene Hau
What we need to do is stop global warming; that’s the only way to stop your peanut butter cups from melting… And if that doesn’t do the trick, then put them in the fridge… Or better yet, eat them.
Rush Limbaugh
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Charles Dickens
Tournament play demands patience to survive and win. Winning at cash games demands a whole other level of thought and deception. You need to reach into your bag of tricks and run the occasional big bluff to be a consistent cash game winner.
Daniel Negreanu
Young players try and imitate the best players like Ronaldo. They try to imitate the hair, the clothes, the cars, the tricks. I try to tell them how hard Cristiano Ronaldo trained in training and after training. He only wanted to be the best. Everything else came after.
Dimitar Berbatov
A solid giggle should do the trick.
A trick I’ve learned is to eat just a little bit of something that has no carbs and no sugar in it before you go to sleep because it keeps your metabolism going.
Kelly Osbourne
Because I have been a magician for many years, people have often asked me whether I ever have sawn a woman in half. I reply, Oh, yes I’ve sawn over seventy women in half in my lifetime, and I’m learning the second half of the trick now.
Raymond Smullyan
Well, the whole trick to doing an independent film, is to keep great pace and momentum. You’re shooting maybe three times as many scenes in one day that you would on a big, luxurious budget on a luxurious schedule, and you try not to sacrifice quality for that. Things are just compressed, but essentially the same.
Kevin Kline
There’s no way that you can live an adequate life without many mistakes.  In fact, one trick in life is to get so you can handle mistakes. Failure to handle psychological denial is a common way for people to go broke.
Charlie Munger
If you fight for a living you can’t give a damn about the opponent because they’re trying to take food out of your mouth and your kids’ mouths. You’re in competition with everybody. The trick is, just don’t let them know you’re competing against them.
Gene LeBell
I swear by the invigorating shampoo and conditioner by Como Shambhala. When you’re in need for a quick mental vacation, it does the trick
Phillip Lim
It starts with the writer-it’s a familiar dictum, but somehow it keeps getting forgotten along the way. No film-maker, irrespective of his electronic bag of tricks, can ever afford to forget his commitment to the written word.
Steven Spielberg
I wanted my first novel to be a veritable infarct of narrative cloggers-the trick being to feel your way through each clog by blowing it up until its obstructiveness finally reveals not blank mass but unlooked-for seepage points of passage.
Nicholson Baker
Something hurts, lean in. You just lean into that point until it loses its power over you. There’s a certain amount of suffering that you have to be willing to sustain if you want to have a good life. And the real trick is to be able to sustain it with your heart open and still be loving.
Will Smith
You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.
Dorothy Parker
Twelve magicians and two carnies have been shot dead doing the bullet catch. That’s cool enough, but every night when we close our show with that trick and the loaded gun gets pointed in my face, it goes so far beyond cool. All I can think is 12 magicians, two carnies.
Penn Jillette
At the finish of the effect look at the audience: if they have gone white in the face, froth at the mouth with excitement,shake at the knees or get down on the floor and salaam you-it is quite a fair trick.
Tony Corinda
The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them – especially not from yourself. Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.
Daniel Dennett
Our contemporary brand of socialism has one fatal flaw. It’s too expensive. When you try to shower benefits on so many recipients, you eventually must resort to subterfuge. Foremost among those tricks is money and credit expansion. Inevitably, you debase your currency.
James Cook
I’m from Wisconsin so I always feel a little nauseous about begging and trying to trick people into liking me.
Dan Harmon
Nerves and butterflies are fine – they’re a physical sign that you’re mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that’s the trick.
Steve Bull
Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live.
Joseph Conrad
Being easily freaked out comes with its own special skill set: you develop subtle tricks to work around it, make sure people don’t notice. Pretty soon, if you’re a fast learner, you can get through the day looking almost exactly like a normal human being.
Tana French
Acting is a learning process. And what you are doing in your early films is essentially picking up the nuances, the tricks of your trade. And somewhere along the line, you become analytical and learn to enjoy what you are doing.
Ajith Kumar
A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers – not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It’s almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick.
James Franco
Please don’t fall into the trap of believing that I am terribly dogmatical about the go to statement. I have the uncomfortable feeling that others are making a religion out of it, as if the conceptual problems of programming could be solved by a single trick, by a simple form of coding discipline!
Edsger Dijkstra
One of the boring tricks about capturing Broadway onscreen, actually, is just about all the different unions.
Marielle Heller
We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard’s education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you’ve been granted.
Susan Cain
Like sex drives, card tricks, and the weather, computers tend to be discussed in terms of results rather than processes, which makes them rather scary.
Martin Mayer
Any idiot can train himself into the ground; the trick is working in training to get gradually stronger.
Keith Brantly
Sometimes, when you crave certain feelings, you’ll trick yourself into thinking the other person is something other than what he apears.
Ilona Andrews
She lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks and slowly raised them again, like a theatre curtain. I was to get to know that trick. That was supposed to make me roll over on my back with all four paws in the air.
Raymond Chandler
You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You quote Neruda. You cancel your Facebook. You give her the passwords to all your e-mail accounts. Because you know in your lying cheater’s heart that sometimes a start is all we ever get.
Junot Diaz
It is not unusual for the eye or ear to play tricks with one, but when such illusions and delusions are taken for the Spirit forms of the departed and voices of the dead instead of being recognized as some subjective phenomena brought about by a physical cause, the situation takes on a grave aspect.
Harry Houdini
I hate ‘Rolling Stone’ – because I loved it so much. I had the ‘Cheap Tricks’ cover and the Clash cover on my wall for years, and I just hate what happened to it. It just became the smarmy grad student that sits next to you on the bus.
Greg Gutfeld
Practice. Learn and then unlearn – that’s the trick in finding your own style of playing. You can’t merely emulate, you have to innovate, or at the very least create your own path into the process.
Carrie Brownstein
Remember, when you go to YouTube, you do a search. When you go to Google, you do a search. As we get the search integrated between YouTube and Google, which we’re working on, it will drive a lot of traffic into both places. So the trick, overall, is generating more searches, more uses of Google.
Eric Schmidt
One thing I’ve learnt recently: how to think nothing. Here’s the trick: don’t have any interest in the world around you, don’t have any hope for the future, and be warm.
Ned Vizzini
One of my favourite tricks is using a cream pencil or liner on the waterline under the eye; then it makes your eyes look bigger and brighter.
Devon Windsor
The trick is: you have to feel good for no reason.
Richard Bandler
“Cracking the Ice” scores the literary equivalent of a hat-trick: funny, harrowing and finally, heartfelt. This book is a winner.
Gregory Neri
As far as rapprochements go, it’s awkward and vague, but the advantage of being as emotionally inarticulate as we are is that it will do the trick.
Jonathan Tropper
I just want to continue to be challenged and to keep getting better and better. I don’t ever want to lose that or become complacent or pulling tricks.
Elaine Cassidy
When one wanted one’s interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people’s tricks.
George Eliot
We tune differently, and we use some tricks. There’s just the two of us for much of a concert, so we want a big sound. We do use some guitar effects, distortion and delay. Playing cello with distortion sounds so good.
Luka Sulic
If the memoirist is borrowing narrative techniques from fiction, shouldn’t the novelist borrow a few tricks from successful non-fiction?
Darin Strauss
Experience teaches you a few tricks, but energy is key. Its what keeps you pumped.
John Waite
Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free? If you’ve ever seen a one trick pony then you’ve seen me Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making his way down the street? If you’ve ever seen a one-legged dog then you’ve seen me.
Bruce Springsteen
I don’t have any particular recipe. It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck, you might find a way out.
Maryam Mirzakhani
The fools who write articles about me think that one morning I suddenly decided to write and began to produce masterpieces. There is no special trick about writing, or painting either. I wrote constantly for 15 years before I produced anything with any solidity to it.
Sherwood Anderson
Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.
Seymour Cray
When a man returned from the field and we’d look at the work, we’d criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively. And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
Ben Shahn
With ‘All Is Song,’ I tried to construct a very traditional narrative that pulls no tricks.
Samantha Harvey
Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick.
Mark Twain
Our music did not sound like the Beatles in any way, shape or form. I could never find it in myself to use those Beatles tricks in Styx records because they were sacred to me. But what they did always influenced my thinking.
Dennis DeYoung
Time continued to pass – the oldest trick in the world, and maybe the only one that really is magic.
Stephen King
It’s odd to grow up in a gaming town because… we know all of the tricks that are going on behind the scenes.
Madchen Amick
Pedialyte’s a super-Gatorade that they give infants when they’re dehydrated. It’s on all our riders now. Drink a liter of grape Pedialyte and no hangover. The guys from Pantera taught us that trick.
Sully Erna
If you’re a comedian, it’s a bit of a choice whether or not you want to be funny when you’re not performing because it might feel disingenuous. In the same way, I don’t show people magic tricks in social situations any more.
Derren Brown
You can teach an old dog new tricks. You just don’t want to see the dog doing them.
Bill Cosby
My grandfather used to say to me when I was a boy, “Getting knocked down is no big prize – it’s getting up that’s the real trick.” I couldn’t agree more.
Kevin Allen
As a filmmaker, I always took my inspiration from a filmmaker named Marcel OphГјls, who said, “I always have a point of view, but the trick is showing how hard it is to come to that point of view.”
Alex Gibney
It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
Ivan Goncharov
Calvin is hammering nails into coffee table. Mom: CALVIN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THE COFFEE TABLE?!? Calvin: Is this some sort of trick question, or what?
Bill Watterson
Do not worry about tricks and cheaters. If some people are trying to trap and hurt you, Allah is also trapping them. Hole diggers will always fall in their holes. No bad remains unpunished, and no good remains without being awarded, so have faith in justice and let the rest be.
Shams Tabrizi
Like a stage magician, the con artist misdirects suspicion. While everyone’s watching for him to pull a rabbit out of a hat, he’s actually sawing a girl in half. You think he’s doing one trick when he’s actually doing another. You think that I’m dying, but I’m laughing at you.
Holly Black
I never write in the daytime. It’s like running through the shopping mall with your clothes off. Everybody can see you. At night … that’s when you pull the tricks … magic.
Charles Bukowski
No, I have never wanted to be a man. I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would do the trick!
Eleanor Roosevelt
I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
Howard Nemerov
I’ve learned all my hair and makeup tricks on the set, and I incorporate all kinds of things when I’m getting ready, and I’m big on blotting papers. I get a very shiny forehead, which I like to call my inner glow coming out.
Elizabeth Banks
I fully realize that every promise I make, the Republicans will double and the Democrats will redouble. They think this will make me vulnerable, but they don’t know I have some tricks up my sleeve, along with a box of raisins to munch on while I’m waiting for the returns to come in.
Gracie Allen
I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There’s no tricks. It’s honesty with big melodies.
Bruno Mars
When you’re writing something new, writing something that’s your own, basically you have nothing else to do except either invent a trick, use someone else’s trick, or have no trick and get a bad performance.
Nico Muhly
I think about how I conceptualize the audience. The trick is that they’ve got to be smarter and more worldly than me. So as I’m revising, I’m keeping that in mind. I cannot condescend, even a little bit. Every single choice that I make is motivated by that.
George Saunders
The greatest trick the rich – and their cheerleaders on the right – ever pulled was convincing the world that class didn’t exist. Out here in the real world, it is more real and more rigid than it has been for a century.
Johann Hari
No one can tell me what to do on my skateboard. My skateboard is my safe spot. I can learn tricks, I can have fun, I can do whatever I want on my skateboard.
Ryan Sheckler
Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.
Anne Sexton
There are definitely some tricks and techniques to a good reading. Rewarding the audience that shows up to your reading is very important and you can’t be boring or ungrateful.
Kevin Sampsell
Passion now begins to wake and whom we desire, we will take then we’ll cut them down to the quick love itself the cruelest trick. Moved we are by loves sweet song though it plays not for long we can blow on embers bright till passion outtakes the light.
Nancy Holder
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
Vernon Law
Man studied birds for centuries, trying to learn how to make a machine to fly like them. He never did do the trick; his final success came when he broke away entirely and tried new methods.
John W. Campbell
I remember the time an older man asked me when I was young, “Do you know what you are doing now?” I thought it was some kind of trick question. Tell me,” I said. You are building your memories,” he replied, “so make them good ones.
Ravi Zacharias
If you smile, even if you’re feeling bad, the action of the muscles will trick your brain into thinking you’re happy
Candace Bushnell
No matter how accomplished we may be, just any little white person can come up and say, ‘Well, you wouldn’t be here, if it weren’t for Affirmative Action.’ You put power in white people’s hands, and then they use it against you. It’s a trick bag.
Shelby Steele
Can’t keep you home, you’re messin’ around, my best friend told me you’re the best trick in town.
Ian Hunter
The trick to having obedient, unquestioning children was to have death be the other option
James Patterson
I’ve never dated anywhere else, so I only know L.A. dating, and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. I’ve pulled back and taken the pressure off of myself to figure it out, because there’s so much pressure about status that dating has become this game where you pull out all your tricks.
Erin Foster
A great deal of my battle, as an actor, is to widdle away the things that make me self-conscious and try to trick myself into not being self-conscious.
Billy Campbell
Fiction is too complicated and too elusive to break down into a set of tricks.
Ben Marcus
The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction – there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.
Marco Tempest
Death is the great gamer with a sleeve of tricks.
Carson McCullers
Families rely on financial services more than ever, but those who need them most – who struggle to make ends meet – too often must contend with sky-high interest rates and tricks and traps buried in the fine print of their loan products.
Elizabeth Warren
The trick is that you have to stay naked. You must be naked.
Heidi Klum
Ideas are cheap. A dime a dozen, as they say. It’s the implementation that’s important! The trick isn’t just to have a computer game idea, but to actually create it!
Scott Adams
I’ve done all my tricks. I’m tired of myself.
Sandra Bullock
The trick is to begin looking for the grace hidden beneath the struggle.
I have my own method [of acting]. I come from, I’ve interrogated people; I come from an undercover background, so it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
Mekhi Phifer
It’s not hard to make a space that looks good by itself. The trick is to craft a room that’s even more attractive when it’s occupied. That’s when it becomes magical.
Kerry Joyce
Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
Nicholas Meyer
You can play jacks, and girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it. Oh, Oh, dog Biscuit, and when he is happy he doesn’t get snappy.
Dutch Schultz
Mathemagical mathematics combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick.
Martin Gardner
Institutions provide procedures through which human conduct is patterned, compelled to go, in grooves deemed desirable by society. And this trick is performed by making these grooves appear to the individual as the only possible ones.
Peter L. Berger
The Art Magicke has rules. It means I have to teach you all my tricks. All the substitutions, the replications, the illusions. How to read minds and palms and leaves. How to disappear and reappear. “How to saw people in half?” “That too.” “Nice.
Catherine Fisher
People should get married because they have finally seen the folly of being single: “Oh, this is all just kind of a bad magic trick. I just keep bending over to reach for this wallet on a string. How much longer am I gonna do that?”
Jerry Seinfeld
The girl had a certain nobleness of imagination, which rendered her a good many services and played her a great many tricks.
Henry James
What’s the trick? There are three of them: A sense of real purpose, a sense of humor, and a sense of constant curiosity. Keep using those to the grave because learning really never ends.
Liz Carpenter
Two classes of people lose money; those who are too weak to guard what they have; those who win money by trick. They both lose in the end.
Henry Ford
Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.
Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it’s not just a trick of the devil.
Jean Anouilh
When settling disputes between his subjects, he should ensure that his judgement is irrevocable; and he should be so regarded that no one ever dreams of trying to deceive or trick him.
Niccolo Machiavelli
We don’t really have a star system in Canada, so to try and get people to watch your show or stand-up is always a challenge. That’s the trick.
Gerry Dee
Dreams, puns, elisions, plays on words and similar tricks that we ordinarily think of as frivolous, all play a surprising and somewhat disconcerting role in the communication of important and serious feelings.
Milton H. Erickson
I knew this girl named Tropicana,
She’s always juicin’.
Producing cash for a sexual task.
She loves men that trick like Halloween and treat…
You ain’t paid? Then your grade is incomplete.
Lord Jamar
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making us believe that he’s not real.
Kevin Spacey
Nobody loves me. No, everybody wanted me to do this one by myself, and I wanted to do it by myself. So, this is sorta like my first solo album. I didn’t pull any tricks out of my hat, and just went with the natural flow of the film.
Marlon Wayans
I love the trick of painting. You can have the movement within the still thing, but it is completely fixed. And that illusion is constantly exciting.
Cecily Brown
Stylistically, in improv, I don’t think you can have as many camera tricks; I think you’re kind of shooting more like a documentary: you don’t know where it’s going, so you have to hang back a little more.
Matt Walsh
There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance in our lives.
Ellen Goodman
Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it’s no more magic.
Thomas Bangalter
The only trouble is that in the spiritual life there are no tricks and no shortcuts. Those who imagine that they can discover spiritual gimmicks and put them to work for themselves usually ignore God’s will and his grace.
Thomas Merton
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Edsger Dijkstra
Sometimes a little kid will come up to me and ask me to show him some tricks. I always have to say: ‘I can’t do any tricks.’ They want to see some sort of magic: keepie-uppies, around-the-worlds, that sort of thing. It’s not really my strength.
Thomas Muller
It’s important for an actor to feel like they’re really being watched and to receive feedback and encouragement about the aspects of what they’re doing that feels truthful – and also to raise awareness when they might be resorting to habits and tricks, which every actor has.
Bennett Miller
The trick to acting is not to show off, it’s to think the thoughts of the character.
Eddie Marsan
A lot of hip-hop sounds the same… same thing with skateboarding. But if you see someone coming out here doing some tricks no one’s done before that’s really cool.
Nyjah Huston
If there was a trick, there must be a trickster.
Dorothy Richardson
When you think of a great twist or a red herring or a way of misdirecting the reader, it is good, but you know that they are just tricks at the end of the day, and the way to keep interest is to write characters that people care about.
Mark Billingham
I was a fashion editor for years in London before I came to ‘Vogue,’ and I spent my life arranging the folds of a ball gown skirt for a picture and pinning fabric and using all those stylist tricks. And you don’t have to do that now because they can do it in Photoshop.
Hamish Bowles
I’m not a one-trick horse.
Werner Herzog
Mathematicians are always playing tricks on each other. They’re always pulling jokes on each other.
Jeremy Irons
Well, part of the trick of getting elected president, if you look at George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is convincing the other side, at least temporarily, not to hate and fear. And that, Trump is not going to able to do that
Rich Lowry
National security is that old rabbit that’s pulled out of the hat every time politicians run out of other tricks to keep you in check.
Barkha Dutt
It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there’s a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures.
Jerry Stiller
When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.
Warren Buffett
People think motherhood involves a lot of domestic labor, and it doesn’t. It involves being nice to your children as often as possible. That’s part of my trick. I don’t have that anxiety about meeting their needs.
Anne Enright
A truly beautiful woman is always good and the other women, and to people in general. She rejects rivalry, intrigue and dirty tricks.
Sharon Stone
I like tricks; I like to dazzle. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for. If I achieve what I want to, then I’ll mark a distinct era in football. I’m the Che Guevara of modern soccer.
Sergio Aguero
Creative work only seems like a magic trick to people who don’t understand that it’s ultimately still work.
Merlin Mann
I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.
Andy Warhol
People are more than you think they are. And they’re less, as well. The trick lies in negotiating your way between the two.
Michael Cunningham
The trick is, when you grow up, find work that feels like play.
Nathan Fillion
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything’s fine.
Chuck Palahniuk
There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.
Joseph Pulitzer
Can a person steal happiness? Or is just another internal, infernal human trick?
Markus Zusak
My Chicken can do a special trick! “And what is that?” She can lay an egg! “And what’s so special about THAT?!” Well, Can YOU lay an egg?
Shirley Temple
The universe is almost like a huge magic trick and scientists are trying to figure out how it does what it does.
Martin Gardner
Singing is a trick to get people to listen to music for longer than they would ordinarily.
David Byrne
A French woman is a perfect architect in dress: she never, with Gothic ignorance, mixes the orders; she never tricks out a snobby Doric shape with Corinthian finery; or, to speak without metaphor, she conforms to general fashion only when it happens not to be repugnant to private beauty.
Oliver Goldsmith
My favorite chip trick is to make everyone’s chip stack disappear.
Amarillo Slim
There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.
Dave Brubeck
She’s just playing a trick on us. This is just an Alaska Young Prank Extraordinaire. It’s Alaska being Alaska, funny and playful and not knowing when or how to put on the brakes.
John Green
All businesses make mistakes. The trick is to avoid large ones.
Carlos Slim
I can’t say I ever wanted to become an entertainer. I already was one, sort of-around the house, at school, doing my magic tricks, throwing my voice and doing Popeye impersonations. People thought I was funny; so I kind of took entertaining for granted It was inevitable that I’d start giving little performances.
Johnny Carson
You can indulge your righteous rage but the things it comes out of are pretty cheap. The trick is to make yourself an instrument of your own policy. Whether you like it or not, that’s the highest effectiveness man has achieved.
Norman Mailer
Luck was something you either earned or invented through strength of character. You had to come by it honestly; you could not trick or bluff your way into it.
Patrick deWitt
Actors know, with me they aren’t going to be allowed to rehearse a scene for a couple of hours and then get away with doing 25 takes before we get it right. So they come with their full bag of tricks.
Clint Eastwood
The fundamentals of what I’ll do to prepare for a role don’t really change. They evolve as you work with more actors and you pick up more tricks.
Kristen Hager
A lot of unconfident kids do tricks because it’s the quickest route to impressing people,” he explains. “You can stand behind something amazing and people think you’re amazing.
Derren Brown
There are technical tricks that may help you create more effective characters. My approach to characterization is not at all technical. I can’t really analyze how I do it, but I am sure of one thing. To write convincing characters, you must possess the ability to think yourself into someone else’s skin.
Juliet Marillier
Last time you bring me pie, I cut into it, with my tiny pie cutter, and millions of birds flew out hitting me in the eyes and the temples… it was a trick pie!
Noel Fielding
The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon.
Eugene Ionesco
If you don’t get noticed, you don’t have anything. You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally, without screaming or without tricks.
Leo Burnett
The lion in the jungle makes every other animal sit up and take notice as soon as he lets out a roar. He didn’t get that way through artificial paraphernalia or through springs and wires and trick dumbells. He became the king of the jungle through constant natural use of every muscle in his body.
Charles Atlas
The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.
Wendy Wasserstein
Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Tricking your brain into thinking you are getting something sweet plays dirty tricks on your metabolism.
Mark Hyman, M.D.
Hindsight plays tricks on our minds.
Jeremy Siegel
School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible.
E. M. Forster
The trick to balance is to not make sacrificing important things become the norm.
Simon Sinek
It is a pretty trick of authors to make nature ever in sympathy with man, but as a matter of fact she seldom is.
Gertrude Atherton
On the high wire, within months, I’m able to master all the tricks they do in the circus, except I am not satisfied.
Philippe Petit
Then I think of all the tricks, all the minutes all the hours and days and weeks and months and years waiting for me. All of it without them. And I can’t breathe then, like someone’s stepping on my heart, Laila. So weak I just want to collapse somewhere.
Khaled Hosseini
I’d go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that’s how it started.
David Blaine
You know, that might be the answer – to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.
Joseph Heller
If a person has never given writing a try, they assume that a brilliant idea is hard to come by. But really, even if it takes some digging, ideas are out there. Just open your eyes and look at the world. Writing the ideas down, it turns out, is the real trick.
Ann Patchett
Doing nothing requires effort. Over time, that effort is greater than the effort necessary to improve, or move somewhere better. The trick is to redirect energy.
Max McKeown
You get the odd person [in social media] that will write something nasty and the trick is not to engage with them on any level.
Boy George
There are real tricks to getting a job that I just don’t like or understand – it feels too close to pandering. I’ve tried it, but it doesn’t work.
F. Murray Abraham
Everybody’s crooked. The trick is to find out how they’re bent.
Jennifer Crusie
If I use the media, even with tricks, to publicize a black youth being shot in the back in Teaneck, New Jersey… then I should be praised for it, and it’s more of a comment on them than me that it would take tricks to make them cover the loss of life.
Al Sharpton
Red certainly is the family color. From my mother and my grandmother, I’ve learned a lot of little tricks – the significance of color and lipstick being one of them. I started skating when I was eight years old, and my mom did my makeup for me back then.
Gracie Gold
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamped, and want love’s majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph.
William Shakespeare
In Mexico we have a trick – add a crystal of salt to the kettle and the tea tastes better, almost English. But after four pots, your kettle’s broken.
Gael Garcia Bernal
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright It’s our town, everybody scream In this town of Halloween.
Danny Elfman
I might spar with him, or I might teach him a few tricks, but even if there was $1 billion or ВЈ1m offered, I’d never get in the ring with another Muslim. It’s against my principles.
Naseem Hamed
Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present.
Storm Jameson