Misdirection Quotes

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Gregory Maguire
“And of the Witch? In the life of a Witch, there is no "after", in the "ever after" of a Witch there is no "happily"; in the story of a Witch, there is no afterword. Of that part that is beyond the life story, beyond the story of the life, there is-alas, or perhaps thank mercy-no telling. She was dead, dead, and gone, and all that was left of her was the carapace of her reputation for malice.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Hypatia
“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth — often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.”
Hypathia of Alexandria

Barack Obama
“I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.”
Barack Obama

Jeff VanderMeer
“Always, as I looked back, I could see that there had been an almost willful intent to obscure, to misdirect, disguised as concern that we not be frightened or overwhelmed.”
Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

Shannon L. Alder
“Misdirection only comes from someone that has lost their way.”
shannon l. alder

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Is the goal I’ve set been determined by a desire to avoid the goal I should have set?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lindsey Drager
“a finger pointing with particular aim too far from the goal in effect points at everything.”
Lindsey Drager, The Sorrow Proper

Amit Kalantri
“Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If truth is relative, then it’s cousin is anarchy.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Deceit, distortion, misdirection, and concealment are all lies in altered masks.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Amit Kalantri
“All the magicians have 52 mutual friends.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A magician may step out without a purse, but he should never step out without a pack of playing cards.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“A small bad intention is often far more easily believed than a big one, Magnificence”
Raymond E. Feist, Flight of the Nighthawks

Kit Rocha
“The knives are useful. People are so busy staring at them, they don't notice the gun until I've already shot them.”
Kit Rocha, Beyond Control

Anna Pitoniak
“Lies require noise and misdirection to blend in, silence is the best way to draw the truth to the surface.”
Anna Pitoniak, Necessary People