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Secret Agenda – March 21 – Top Ten General Quotes

Secret Agenda – March 21 – Top Ten General Quotes

Hard to choose a favorite.  Ascanio, Picasso, Schweizer, Disney, and Arden.  These are my top five.

(And, I’ll admit, I’m still trying to understand Kant’s quote.)

Secret Agenda – March 14 – Top Fifteen Humorous Quotes

Secret Agenda – March 14 – Top Fifteen Humorous Quotes

I actually tried to track down the translation to “In dubio Prosecco” and “Mens sana in campari soda” with no luck.  (Google failed me! Or I failed Google.) If you know what either of these phrases mean, please post it as a comment.

I have a feeling the wait will be worth it…

Secret Agenda – March 8 – Top (Non)Sense Quotes

Secret Agenda – March 8 – Top (Non)Sense Quotes

3 favorites – Marx, Wittgenstein, and Lavand.

Secret Agenda – March 4 – Top Dozen Einstein Quotes

Secret Agenda – March 4 – Top Dozen Einstein Quotes

A few of these are very well known (#s 2, 3, 12)

But the fifth and sixth quotes are my favorite.

Secret Agenda – February 25 – Top Quotes Related to Magic

Secret Agenda – February 25 – Top Quotes Related to Magic

The fourth quote (the third Unknown quote) is very ponderous, and Goethe’s quote that follows is jarring in it’s wisdom.

And I liked the quotes by Lavand and Ascanio.

Secret Agenda – February 22 – Top Ten Quotes Related to Card Magic

Secret Agenda – February 22 – Top Ten Quotes Related to Card Magic

Love Ascanio’s quote.  Would love to try this sometime.  Not just a series of effects, one strung after the other, but a multi-dimensional, layered act with deliberate structure, complete unto itself.

Much, much easier said than done.

And Hofzinser’s quote is oft repeated, but the underlying concept – that truth and beauty and reflection and insight and revelations can be borne with “52 pieces of paper” (a nod to Martin Nash) is worthy of further exploration by all of us – whether or not you like poetry.

And, of course, Tamariz wisely expands on Johann’s quote by pointing to the power of symbolism and metaphor, a deep subject for magic that an entire book would barely touch upon.

(But I’m working on it…!)

And Roberto’s quote is a nice thought (a little quaint, but that’s okay).

As for Wright’s quote – how can you not laugh at that?

Secret Agenda – February 05 – Favorite Criticisms

Secret Agenda – February 05 – Favorite Criticisms

I suppose, after a month of new, almost daily, entries, and after having received some very nice compliments about my blog, I should take this opportunity to ask for criticism.

Fire away!

(But read the entry first!)

Secret Agenda – February 04 – Details

Secret Agenda – February 04 – Details

That second quote (that begins, “It’s in the small details…”) should be permanently hung up over each of our practice areas.

You do have a practice area…

Don’t you?