Let’s celebrate the birthday of the greatest magician in the world in our own way, with quotes. Today, let me share with you some great Harry Houdini Quotes.
Another method of eating burning coals employs small balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience: for in the many years that I have been before the public my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the strict integrity of my assistants, most of whom have been with me for years.
But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat.
Fire has always been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements.
Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public.
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.
In all feats of fire-eating it should be noted that the head is thrown well back, so that the flame may pass out of the open mouth instead of up into the roof, as it would if the head were held naturally.
It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.
Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.
The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
The great day of the Fire-eater – or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater – has passed.
To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.
“The path of love is not the path of comfort. It means going forward into the unknown, with no guarantees of safety, even though you’re afraid. Trusting is dangerous, but without trust there is no hope for love, and love is all we ever have to hold against the dark…Love is worth nothing until tested against its own defeat.” – Creina Alcock
“Love is the beauty of the soul.” – St. Augustine
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin
“Love is the burning point of life, and because life is suffering so is love.” – Joseph Campbell
“You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip.” – Jonathan Carroll
“Love never hurts you. Its not loving yourself that hurts you.” – Barbara De Angelis
“For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love – this is an old rule.” – Dhammapada
“To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.” – George Eliot
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'” – Erich Fromm
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran “The Prophet”
“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup… Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone thought they quiver with the same music.” – Kahlil Gibran “The Prophet”
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston
“So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break.” – Billy Joel “So It Goes”
“You may be right
I may be crazy.
But I just may be a lunatic you’re looking for.” – Billy Joel
When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom – La Vie En Rose
“Let us hesitate no longer to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are equally sacred with the spiritual mysteries and passions.” – D.H. Lawrence
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go – Leaving on a Jet Plane
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.” – Dinah Shore
“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.” – Anne-Sophie Swetchine
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it, and no limit is set.” – Mother Teresa
“You are as prone to love as the sun is to shine; it being the most delightful and natural employment of the soul of man.” – Thomas Traherne
“We tend to wear suits of armor, one over the other… We hope we will not have to completely undress.” – Chogyam Trungpa