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Top 26 David Copperfield Quotes

David Seth Kotkin born September 16, 1956, known professionally as David Copperfield, is an American magician, described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.
Copperfield’s television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards and 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield’s career of over 40 years has earned him 11 Guinness World Records,a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,a knighthood by the French government,and he has been named a Living Legend by the US Library of Congress.

As of 2006, Copperfield has sold 33 million tickets and grossed over US$4 billion, more than any other solo entertainer in history by a large margin. In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $63 million for the previous 12 months and ranked him the 20th highest-earning celebrity in the world.

When not performing, he manages his chain of eleven resort islands in the Bahamas, which he calls “Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay”.

“The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” –David Copperfield

“Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead.” –David Copperfield

“I try to help people realize their dreams by using magic to tell stories that educate, move, and inspire.” –David Copperfield

“The key is for the audience never to know, so I have a plan B for every illusion.” –David Copperfield

“What I’ve tried to do in my stage magic is to take a trick and give it an emotional hook.
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“Magic is my paint.
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“Magic really helped me.
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“I have always been interested in pushing magic forward.
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“For me to grow, I have to know about the foundation that came before.” –David Copperfield

“The audience likes to be taken on new journeys.” –David Copperfield

“There is a safe spot within every tornado. My job is to find it.” –David Copperfield

“Never stop listening to your audience.” –David Copperfield

“The most important thing is presentation.” –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

“I learned that there were two ways I could live my life: following my dreams or doing something else. Dreams aren’t a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. When I dream, I believe I am rehearsing my future.” – David Copperfield

“When people say you can’t do it – that it’s impossible – never lose hope. Just because they couldn’t doesn’t mean you can’t.” – David Copperfield

“We all possess the need to dream.” –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

“Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!” – David Copperfield

“Let sleeping dogs lie — who wants to rouse ’em?” – David Copperfield

“Before there can be wonders, there must be wonder.” – David Copperfield

“My dreams are my dress rehearsals for my future.” –David Copperfield

“I need a form of escape even when I’m working really hard.” –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

“I am fortunate to have the resources to have many methods to do each of my illusions.” – David Copperfield

“I have always been interested in pushing magic forward.” – David Copperfield

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