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Trick Quotes

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Ingrid Bergman
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
Ingrid Bergman

Leigh Bardugo
“Some people see a magic trick and say, ‘Impossible!’ They clap their hands, turn over their money, and forget about it ten minutes later. Other people ask how it worked. They go home, get into bed, toss and turn, wondering how it was done. It takes them a good night’s sleep to forget all about it. And then there are the ones who stay awake, running through the trick again and again, looking for that skip in perception, the crack in the illusion that will explain how their eyes got duped; they’re the kind who won’t rest until they’ve mastered that little bit of mystery for themselves. I’m that kind.”

“You love trickery.”

“I love puzzles. Trickery is just my native tongue.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

David  Wong
“Son, the greatest trick the Devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him.”
David Wong, John Dies at the End

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sally Green
“The trick is not to mind.
Not to mind about it hurting.
Not to mind about anything.”
Sally Green, Half Bad

Bill Watterson
“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

Maureen Johnson
“WORTH IT and perfect are different things. No one’s perfect, yet in romance, everyone becomes WORTH IT. And that’s the trick.”
Maureen Johnson

Holly Black
“You said that you thought Queen Orlagh was waiting for an advantage to declare war. Instead, I think she is trying a new ruler—one she hopes she can trick or replace with another indebted to her. She thinks me young and feckless and means to take my measure.”

“So what?” I ask. “Our choice is to endure her games, no matter how deadly, or engage in a war we cannot win?”

Cardan shakes his head and drinks another cup of tea. “We show her that I am no feckless High King.”

“And how do we do that?” I ask.

“With great difficulty,” he says. “Since I fear she is right.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Jane Austen
“It has sunk him, I cannot say how much it has sunk him in my opinion. So unlike what a man should be!-None of that upright integrity, that strict adherence to truth and principle, that distain of trick and littleness, which a man should display in every transaction of his life.”
Jane Austen, Emma

Toba Beta
“See not the face..
but only the eyes,
of the poker face.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Rob Thurman
“Look at the ex-demon with his big boy pants on now.”
Rob Thurman, Trick of the Light

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

James A. Murphy
“Good times are a reminder and a reward for dealing with the difficult and challenging times we all go through. The trick is to celebrate the good times in advance of the difficult times. Always remember, good times await you after the difficult times pass….”
James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

Rob Thurman
“You're the little spoon, aren't you?”
Rob Thurman, Trick of the Light

Chuck Palahniuk
“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 just fine.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Philip Pullman
“I bet you could catch bullets,” she said, and threw the stick away. “How do you do that?”

“By not being human,” he said. “That’s why you could never trick a bear. We see tricks and deceit as plain as arms and legs. We can see in a way humans have forgotten. But you know about this; you can understand the symbol reader.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Anthony Liccione
“The mind can fool the heart, as the heart can fool the mind.”
Anthony Liccione

Toba Beta
“Priceless is economic illusion.
Costless is an economical trick.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Thomas Hardy
“Perhaps you are making a cat's paw of me with Phillotson all this time. Upon my word it almost seems so--to see you sitting up there so prim.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Adam Levin
“And that is why, when he finally did come across the street, I lit my cigarette with my lighter - not to make him feel like a fool who had fallen for a trick, but rather because he had said, 'you had better luck with matches,' when in fact I had not. It was not the matches that brought him across the street. It was the matches that kept him on the bench.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

“πόλλ' οἶδ' ἀλώπηξ, ἐχῖνος δ'ἓν μέγα”
Ἀρχίλοχος (c. 680 BC - c. 645 BC)

Marcel Proust
“It smells all right; it makes your head go round; it catches your breath; you feel ticklish all over - and not the faintest clue how it's done. The man's a sorcerer; the thing's a conjuring trick, it's a miracle,"...”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“One of the greatest tricks in concealing our cowardice is to run ‘from’ something in a manner that makes it appear as if we are actually running ‘to’ something. But the real trick is in remembering which one we’re actually doing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Tony Hoagland
“This speaker may turn out to be a "confidence man" with a trick up his sleeve, but we are attracted by such familiar flavors of speech, the way that bees are attracted to the blue juice of a melting popsicle.”
Tony Hoagland, The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice

Steven Magee
“I happened to bump into a friend one day and they were telling me they had used CPAP and hated the life support machine. They eventually switched over to a dental appliance made to treat the condition. The change was so successful that they eventually gave the CPAP machine away to a person in need. This got me thinking if I could pull off the same trick!”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease

“One of the artifices of Satan is, to induce men to believe that he does not exist.”
John Wilkinson, Quakerism Examined: In A Reply To The Letter Of Samuel Tuke

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Rhetoric is the verbal ‘slight-of-hand’ that we use when we’re attempting to trick someone into believing that what we’re saying is believable.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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