Friday, February 26, 2010

What Meaning Goes In, What Gets Left Behind

"By describing myself as a magician—by accepting the word and being unashamed of it—and by demonstrating in my performances that magic means so much more to me than empty spectacle or trivial entertainment, I hope to convince non-magicians that magic is worthy not only of their ticket money but of their respect. I may not be able to control how other people pack the baggage of magic, but in my shows I have the opportunity to choose what meaning goes in and what gets left behind."
—David Parr, "The Magic Word: Acceptance," Magic, Sept. 2006
(via Gordon Meyer)

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