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Tricks Quotes

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The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom,
we carry it in the color of our eyes,
in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.
- Julio Cortazar

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective
story will come to an end,
simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

 

The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.
- Robert Englund

Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the
trade that they never learn the trade.
- Vernon Law

You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
- Joseph Chamberlain

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He taught me how to fly on my own and learn the tricks.
- Izabella Scorupco

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people.
Mindsets play strange tricks on us.
We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.
- Muhammad Yunus

If you don't get noticed, you don't have anything.
You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally,
without screaming or without tricks.
- Leo Burnett

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wanted to keep exploring...
I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which
I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film.
- Sam Mendes

How strange are the tricks of memory,
which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life,
religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton

The nice thing about being a writer is that you can
make magic happen without learning tricks.
- Humphrey Carpenter

The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product.
It used crazy tricks everywhere.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I've done all my tricks.
I'm tired of myself.
- Sandra Bullock

My father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age,
which has made me very careful.
- Kim Wilde

Art doesn't just happen by accident.
It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
- Nicholas Meyer

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
- William Sanderson

He spent hours and hours and hours practising these conjuring tricks.
It's just such a curious thing.
- Simon Callow

It has an air about it of having strolled in from the
street with a few tricks up its sleeve,
and if everybody would relax, please,
it would do its best to pass the time whimsically.
- Walter Kerr

The file is a gzipped tar file.
Your browser is playing tricks with you and trying to be smart.
- Rasmus Lerdorf

Movies are like magic tricks.
- Jeff Bridges

The skills that we have are the actual magic skills -
not the performing skills.
We have to separate those.
But the actual skills that make the tricks work,
we don't get to use again.
- Penn Jillette

We dominated Survivor - there is no way we would not dominate that,
too.
I can see it already, us making deals with people.
That's the best part, and with the Race,
it would be even more fun because I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve.
- Rob Mariano

We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either.
I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks
for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the
year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs
to help supplement the cost of doing magic.
- Lance Burton

Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried
to impress me with how they're going to capture my
sound with all kinds of tricks.
But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
- Dick Dale

I think there was a revolution in poetry,
associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound;
but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of
the nature of history that their innovations should
later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.
- Howard Nemerov

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of
fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all.
In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
- Raymond Chandler

I was surprised I won the award because I've always
been a very aggressive player and I earn my share of fouls on the court.
I play rough, and because I'm an older player,
of course I use tricks on the younger players.
- Sue Wicks

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is
to buoy up the spirits of the people.
have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks,
that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
- William Cobbett

There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using
tricks and there's the way I like to play which is
dangerously where you're going to take a chance on
making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before.
- Dave Brubeck

You could get in rehearsals, pre-production,
anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made.
I actually find those things increase people's interest
in a movie and like that better than worrying about
showing the tricks behind the curtain.
- Jay Roach

Well, I don't think I've ever consciously come up with tricks and tools to,
kind of, hide.
I do think I'm a bit more vigilant, in terms of safety issues and things.
And sometimes it is kind of nice to try to hold onto your anonymity.
- Calista Flockhart

In my experience of these things, parties which shout
about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because
they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.
- Peter Mandelson

When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work,
we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively.
And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.
- Ben Shahn

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems,
needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose,
but failing to rid themselves of conscience,
a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Do theater.
Because you'll develop a craft that you'll always have.
It'll give you a chance to really learn how to act
and you won't go into the world with a few measly tricks
that will only carry you so far.
- Mark Ruffalo

The American people likewise want to see enforcement first,
no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing
laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is,
in fact, a nation of laws.
- J. D. Hayworth

The students that, like the wild animal being prepared
for its tricks in the circus called "life",
expects only training as sketched above,
will be severely disappointed: by his standards he
will learn next to nothing.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work
in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice.
That takes 3 or 4 years.
Then you are a journeyman.
You can go from one master to another and learn other
tricks and other secrets.
- Josef Albers

Well I'm still working on The Incredibles.
So I'm going to take a little time off.
I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve.
I'm not ready to talk about them yet,
but expect the unexpected.
- Brad Bird

Ice skating is very difficult.
It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work.
It's fun, but you are there on the ice every morning
freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent
to defeat the swallowing up of any nation,
at any time, by any means-by armies with banners,
by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

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

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm
not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.
- Sara Paretsky

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

For my next trick I will make everyone understand me.
- Marc Maron

If I have a rough day, and I'm angry,
I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table.
And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick.
- Rich Little

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues.
But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did,
I think that was a much greater feat.
- Bob Uecker

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

The trick is to be there when it's settled.
- Arthur Joseph Goldberg

It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth.
So there's a trick to it.
The trick is not to look at the later pictures.
- Jerry Stiller

I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated.
Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.
- William H. Macy

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
- Helen Mirren

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
- Hesiod

There just isn't any pleasing some people.
The trick is to stop trying.
- Robert Mitchum

I like working with an actor who doesn't do the oneupmanship.
One who has no trick and gives a true,
honest performance.
- Erik Estrada

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity,
than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home.
I think that's the trick.
- Brad Paisley

It's in the vein, somewhere in a cross between The Beatles,
Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know,
but it's not retro at all.
But it is very pop.
- Steve Brown

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- E. B. White


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