Quotes by David Copperfield

Magic is my paint.
- David Copperfield
Magic really helped me.
- David Copperfield
We all possess the need to dream.
- David Copperfield
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If I was gay, why would I hide it?
- David Copperfield
But Vegas is really my first home.
- David Copperfield
Marriage is like a formality for me.
- David Copperfield
Never stop listening to your audience.
- David Copperfield
No, I think marriage is a great thing.
- David Copperfield
The audiences are what keep me enthusiastic.
- David Copperfield
Physical rehab is often very, very hard work.
- David Copperfield
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The audience likes to be taken on new journeys.
- David Copperfield
The real secret of magic lies in the performance.
- David Copperfield
You have to learn certain skills to present magic.
- David Copperfield
I have always been interested in pushing magic forward.
- David Copperfield
I find revealing the secrets of magic quite reprehensible.
- David Copperfield
I brush my teeth with a Sonicare toothbrush before every show.
- David Copperfield
I really did sneak into Broadway shows, starting when I was 12.
- David Copperfield
I discovered Musha Cay and the islands around it in the Exumas.
- David Copperfield
Magicians lose the opportunity to experience a sense of wonder.
- David Copperfield
I need a form of escape even when I'm working really hard.
- David Copperfield
There is a safe spot within every tornado. My job is to find it.
- David Copperfield
I act like I'm 14, if you haven't figured that out yet.
- David Copperfield
It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets.
- David Copperfield
For me to grow, I have to know about the foundation that came before.
- David Copperfield
Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic.
- David Copperfield
It's okay for me to be gay, but God didn't make me that way.
- David Copperfield
I was an only child. We were so poor, my parents and I had the same room.
- David Copperfield
But when I go off stage I don't have a deck of cards with me all the time.
- David Copperfield
I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.
- David Copperfield
When you're a guy and meet a girl the first time, you do whatever it takes.
- David Copperfield
Dreams are illusions, and we can't let go of them because we would be dead.
- David Copperfield
The key is for the audience never to know, so I have a plan B for every illusion.
- David Copperfield
I am fortunate to have the resources to have many methods to do each of my illusions.
- David Copperfield
What I've tried to do in my stage magic is to take a trick and give it an emotional hook.
- David Copperfield
I used to fly around the stage without strings or camera tricks. That took seven years to create.
- David Copperfield
Magic and new technology have always walked hand in hand - even back in the days of Robert Houdin.
- David Copperfield
I try to help people realize their dreams by using magic to tell stories that educate, move, and inspire.
- David Copperfield
The first trick I bought at Macy's was a little wooden board where a quarter would appear and disappear.
- David Copperfield
In magic, it takes two or three years for me to create a 5-minute illusion for me to get it to the level I want.
- David Copperfield
You can feel better about yourself in a very short period of time depending on the kind of magic that you are doing.
- David Copperfield
No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down.
- David Copperfield
I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy - the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
- David Copperfield
My uncle's house burned down when I was 6 years old. We got out safely. But ever since, I've had a nightmare of dying in a fire.
- David Copperfield
Magic has been something I've been really good at since I was really young. The ability has always come easy to me, I'm not sure why.
- David Copperfield
Magic came very easy for me when I was a kid. When I was 8 years old I started doing it, and by the time I was 12, I was already published in magic books.
- David Copperfield
For my father, being kind was natural... I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest - not words you usually associate with kindness.
- David Copperfield
It's really hard to think of one kind of magic as a favorite. I've been really fortunate in that I've been able to perform such a diverse range of things.
- David Copperfield
I'm really trying hard not to do anything that has been done before. So knowing everything I can about the legacy of magic challenges my team and I to invent new illusions.
- David Copperfield
My show is constantly evolving... new tricks are added, old ones are dropped... so it stays fresh. But it's the randomly selected participants from the audience that make it fresh and provide some of the best comic relief.
- David Copperfield