Tricks Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Tricks Quotes from famous authors such as Devon Windsor, Mark Hyman, Mike Braun, A. A. Gill, Calista Flockhart. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

One of my favourite tricks is using a cream pencil or liner on the waterline under the eye; then it makes your eyes look bigger and brighter.
Devon Windsor
Tricking your brain into thinking you are getting something sweet plays dirty tricks on your metabolism.
Mark Hyman
Some big pharmaceutical companies have engaged in dirty tricks to extend their patents, holding monopolies on certain drugs to pad their profits at consumers’ expense.
Mike Braun
Suits are malevolent magicians’ sleeves for socialists, full of patrician loops and tricks, small, embroidered, cryptic messages of deference and privilege. They are ever the uniform of the enemy. They are also the greatest British invention ever.
A. A. Gill
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
Oak Hill is a classic golf course. There aren’t a lot of tricks to it.
Ernie Johnson Jr.
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
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
Sometimes a little kid will come up to me and ask me to show him some tricks. I always have to say: ‘I can’t do any tricks.’ They want to see some sort of magic: keepie-uppies, around-the-worlds, that sort of thing. It’s not really my strength.
Thomas Muller
One of the tricks to writing great plays is to get people in a room together and not let them leave. You want the tension to escalate. Keeping them there is the hardest part, so you have to take away any excuse for them to leave.
Adam Rapp
We both do a lot of similar things with speed and boxing ability, but I think I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve for Zab. Zab will probably tell you he’s got some tricks up his sleeve for me.
Paulie Malignaggi
I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. The list changes, depending on my mood, the year, tricks played by memory. I might mention novels by Nabokov and Calvino and Tolkien on one occasion, by Fitzgerald and Baldwin and E.B. White on another. Camus often features, as do Tolstoy, Borges, Morrison and Manto.
Mohsin Hamid
I have no formal guitar training whatsoever, so it’s been fun learning sweep-picking techniques. Working on these types of licks has thrown a whole new collection of tricks into the mix.
Zacky Vengeance
When you talk to an author – to any artist, really – you learn something about how they do what they do. I’ve never come away from that kind of experience feeling disillusioned, as if the magician had explained his tricks. I always find a greater appreciation for the form.
Rebecca Makkai
I am richer than Davy Crockett. I can settle back and do what I want to do. And what I want to do is card tricks and magic.
Harry Anderson
You know what’s really hot? Pop-and-locking, ticking. The moonwalk. Tricks like that.
Heather Morris
If the memoirist is borrowing narrative techniques from fiction, shouldn’t the novelist borrow a few tricks from successful non-fiction?
Darin Strauss
I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There’s no tricks. It’s honesty with big melodies.
Bruno Mars
You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
Joseph Chamberlain
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
I’m a character actress, and my particular brand is more mature, so I had to wait until my age caught up with the tricks in my little arsenal.
Jane Lynch
I left the Army in 2000 and went into industry before I started appearing on TV in 2003. My best job there was on a series called ‘Crafty Tricks Of War’ for the BBC. I loved that because it celebrated how clever and inventive people are and the ingenuity that goes into solving problems.
Dick Strawbridge
The second a political consultant tries to play dirty tricks, it will backfire, and it will hurt that candidate.
Nikki Haley
We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions.
Eric Liu
I’ve learned pretty much everything from mom. She’s taught me a lot about just taking care of yourself – skin care, great makeup tricks. She’s very good at putting together that very effortless-style look.
Alexa Ray Joel
Did I develop any ruses of my own in order to buy what I wanted at a reasonable price? In time, of course, anyone who has ever done real business in an oriental bazaar will learn the tricks and feints of buying and bargaining there.
James Ivory
You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn.
Thomas P. O’Neill
I don’t ride a sport bike. If I’m riding a sport bike and trying to do tricks, and going 200 miles down the highway, that’s probably pretty stupid. But when you’re riding a Harley or a chopper, and you’re riding with a group of people and you’re not on the highway and you’re cruising, you’re relaxing.
Ben Roethlisberger
I took vocal lessons for the first time and actually learned a lot about using my voice as an instrument as opposed to just doing what I’ve always done and going by feeling. I’m still doing that, but I’ve learned a lot of tricks and how to manipulate and play with my voice a little bit.
Travie McCoy
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
Everyone making electronic music has the same tool kits and templates. You listen, and you feel like it can be done on an iPad. If everybody knows all the tricks, it’s no more magic.
Thomas Bangalter
I do think deception… There’s something kind of odd about tricking people for a living, but ultimately, it’s a remarkably honest profession, when you think about it. If you violate that code, and you say you’re not using camera tricks, and then you do, I actually think that’s a kind of serious moral issue.
Ricky Jay
I’m a magician. I’ve learned to do some really cool tricks like levitating myself and melting forks.
Blake Michael
Everyone’s constantly scrambling around trying to justify their own cruel behavior, trying to come up with psychological tricks to make themselves not feel bad.
Jon Ronson
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.
In any long string of letters, one can find countless anomalies that will seem like convincing proofs of hidden meaning to the mind that wants to believe that the text is somehow special. Numerological tricks, for example, can demonstrate that William Shakespeare wrote the ‘King James Bible.’
Benjamin Wittes
Mentalist is the technical term for what I do and it covers everything from psychic medium through Uri Geller, through to magicians doing tricks with a mental theme.
Derren Brown
I know a lot of artists say this, but it’s hard to put myself in a box. I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming form a special place. There’s no tricks.
Bruno Mars
A fantastic actor in a scene that’s just closed off will be good. But when working with a director who knows little tricks – correct music, slowly pushing in – that stunning performance will somehow become even better. I’ve always seen it as a symbiotic relationship.
Matthew Gray Gubler
To make a film like ‘The Grandmaster,’ I know I’m not going to make just a standard kung-fu film; it’s not going to be just tricks or like wire works. So I spent seven years on the road interviewing different schools and a lot of real grandmasters from Chinese martial arts.
Wong Kar-wai
I like publicity, but don’t resort to cheap tricks.
Shriya Saran
I’ve done all my tricks. I’m tired of myself.
Sandra Bullock
I do own a unicycle, which I use for workout purposes as opposed to doing tricks.
Jay Duplass
Magic, historically, has been a man doing tricks with no wider story behind it.
Drummond Money-Coutts
Nowadays, with technology coming into cricket, people start to analyse, and if you only have one or two tricks, people will start to line you up.
Jasprit Bumrah
I’ve been around in WWE for quite a while now and before that had – even in Florida – I’ve been all around the world and seen every type of style in opponent; the way I was trained and stuff, I got a lot more tricks up my sleeve.
Dean Ambrose
When I graduated from college, I thought I was losing my hair. And I started looking into hair transplants. I was talking to my mom. My mom said, ‘You’re crazy. You have so much hair.’ It was a real lesson in your mind playing tricks on you. You can make your mind think anything is happening.
Will Forte
I always thought Tinker bell was really cool. I’d like to be able to shrink down to a really small size and fly around to places, play tricks on people… you know, fairy-like stuff.
Georgina Reilly
Finding tricks to create flattering body shape is the key to style.
Stacy London
Computer scientists have built a set of massive DNS databases, which provide fragmentary histories of communications flows, in part to create an archive of malware: a kind of catalog of the tricks bad actors have tried to pull, which often involve masquerading as legitimate actors.
Franklin Foer
On the high wire, within months, I’m able to master all the tricks they do in the circus, except I am not satisfied.
Philippe Petit
When I was 9 or 10, I had a ten-cent business: I would walk your dog for a dime, go to the store for a dime, empty your garbage for a dime – and then I could use the money to buy tricks at the magic store.
Lily Tomlin
There are so many tricks and so much eye candy in cinema. What I love about the classicism of genre is that there’s a discipline. I think it’s a healthy thing to resist all that candy.
John Hillcoat
Most actors hate watching their own films because all you can see is the glaring mistakes, your own tricks and ticks.
Eddie Redmayne
When I came to Mumbai from Dubai to become an actor, I used to entertain people at parties by showing some card tricks.
Rithvik Dhanjani
Obama hasn’t lost his standing because of tricks played by the Republicans. He hasn’t lost his standing because the media’s not fair to him. He hasn’t lost his standing or his approval number because the media spent four years attacking him like they did George W. Bush. This is all on him.
Rush Limbaugh
It’s odd to grow up in a gaming town because… we know all of the tricks that are going on behind the scenes.
Madchen Amick
National security is that old rabbit that’s pulled out of the hat every time politicians run out of other tricks to keep you in check.
Barkha Dutt
Mind Playing Tricks on Me’ or ‘Mind of a Lunatic’ were great songs. As far as my favorite Geto Boys album? None of them impress me.
One of the boring tricks about capturing Broadway onscreen, actually, is just about all the different unions.
Marielle Heller
Being a celebrity stylist, there are many tricks of the trade that I use in my house and with my clients.
Brad Goreski
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 feel luck plays a vey crucial role in determining the success of the book. Marketing a book is also very important. You need to try all tricks in the trade.
Ashwin Sanghi
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
People talk about the plots and what happened, and they see your tricks a mile away.
Terence Winter
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
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
The more I come to understand music, the more I feel like a numbskull because there is always more to learn. The more I do it, the more I’m humbled. I’m just always trying to get better at it. I pick up a few tricks along the way.
Cliff Martinez
One of the favorite tricks of the Democrats is to try to get the Republicans to pass over their strongest candidate and nominate instead a candidate who will be easy to beat.
Phyllis Schlafly
I eat the same breakfast and lunch every day, both at my desk. I employ no time-saving tricks at all.
Ira Glass
I don’t want to say I was a big Shinya Aoki fan, but it’s just that I felt like he got out and was able to do a lot of the tricks that I like to do before I was able to do them. I guess you can say, a little bit jealous in a way that he was making that sort of show before I was.
Nick Diaz
NAPP was created as a resource for people who are serious about Photoshop. NAPP is designed to keep our members on the cutting edge of the latest developments, tips, and tricks used by some of the most accomplished Photoshop professionals.
Scott Kelby
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
I like doing my makeup myself! It’s a hobby of mine. I like to play around. I’ve learned all the best tricks from the pros!
Natasha Poly
Red certainly is the family color. From my mother and my grandmother, I’ve learned a lot of little tricks – the significance of color and lipstick being one of them. I started skating when I was eight years old, and my mom did my makeup for me back then.
Gracie Gold
I love Fincher, as he has a great atmosphere and intensity. Also, I grew up watching Hitchcock movies, and there was something elegant in the way he plays with you and plays with the character and tricks you.
Morten Tyldum
I was a fashion editor for years in London before I came to ‘Vogue,’ and I spent my life arranging the folds of a ball gown skirt for a picture and pinning fabric and using all those stylist tricks. And you don’t have to do that now because they can do it in Photoshop.
Hamish Bowles
A lot of hip-hop sounds the same… same thing with skateboarding. But if you see someone coming out here doing some tricks no one’s done before that’s really cool.
Nyjah Huston
The sordid story of IRS corruption and political dirty tricks during the Obama years is widely known thanks to numerous documents and emails forced out of the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Tom Fitton
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
I actually sing horribly, but I used to dance pretty good. I was a gymnast, and you can usually use those gymnastic tricks with dance. Plus, they’re so much fun to do. That wasn’t really a big part of my career. It was just a phase.
Robert Englund
I went from being a kid who loved to perform magic tricks to becoming the world’s most notorious hacker, feared by corporations and the government.
Kevin Mitnick
I have some tricks in my mind and would like to first try them out in the practice sessions.
Yuzvendra Chahal
Extreme sports tricks are becoming increasingly complex, the courses ever more challenging and crashes all too common.
Lucy Walker
Retraining for the precariat is stressful and demoralising; often, they learn new tricks only to find them obsolescent or unwanted.
Guy Standing
Management is the set of skills that can help get things done. Unfortunately, its practice is too often a bag of manipulative tricks to advance someone’s own interests, which creates cynicism.
Frances Hesselbein
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
Greeks are notorious for their potions. I wouldn’t say I’ve used Windex, but there are so many tricks that have been handed down to me.
Elena Kampouris
If you come in like a typical modern drummer who is used to playing only with tricks and double kick and, like, big, big, big, fast rolls, but you can’t play a swinging shuffle, then you can’t play in Ghost whatsoever.
Tobias Forge
You learn tricks to make action look more dynamic – having the fight come toward you or shooting on a longer lens to compress the speed.
David Leitch
The nice thing about being a writer is that you can make magic happen without learning tricks.
Humphrey Carpenter
When you work with David Lynch, you never know where he’s going next and that’s exciting. He’s like a magician pulling out new tricks.
Richard Beymer
I always wanted to do magic tricks – I feel like that could be the the next wave.
I learned from Jimi Hendrix. They all wanted him to do the tricks, and at the end of his career, he just wanted to play. I lived longer than he did, and I can see how those pressures can really play with your head.
One thing you learn doing magic tricks for a living is how close every performance of every magic trick is to disaster. There are no robust magic tricks. They’re all hanging from a thread – sometimes literally.
Penn Jillette
Actors know, with me they aren’t going to be allowed to rehearse a scene for a couple of hours and then get away with doing 25 takes before we get it right. So they come with their full bag of tricks.
Clint Eastwood
He taught me how to fly on my own and learn the tricks.
Izabella Scorupco
By 1949 I knew all the studio tricks.
Steve Miller
Only advanced bakers should endeavor to adapt non-vegan recipes to be vegan, or gluten-full recipes to be gluten-free. There are all sorts of tips and tricks when it comes to subbing vegan ingredients for eggs and dairy, but it’s tricky to say the least.
Claire Saffitz
I’m always trying to add new tricks, work on my fundamentals, and get better and improve.
Benson Henderson
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
Probably the biggest temptation that young writers face is to be entertaining, to show your bag of tricks and do a bit of tap dancing. I read a lot of things, and I keep seeing this brocade of voice where someone is trying to be too pally with you or ingratiating on the page.
Teju Cole
Super Tuesday is the day on which most states hold their primaries. Its darker partner is Dirty Tricks Thursday: the Thursday before an election when candidates release scandalous stories to garner bad publicity for their opponent: the timing means the accused will have little time to refute the allegations.
Susie Dent
The guardians of your company’s cyber security should be encouraged to network within the industry to swap information on the latest hacker tricks and most effective defenses.
Nina Easton
I can only pass on what is inside of me, whether it is love or money or the passion for dribbling or tricks with the ball.
Niko Kovac
The first year at Juilliard is, I think, the best. And partly why I left – I only went one year. Partly why I felt okay leaving is that the most important elements, I believe, happen in the first year. What they do is they tear down all your conceptions of acting, and they take away all your tricks that you’ve learned.
Wes Bentley
L.A. is a vortex. The weather there tricks you into thinking you’re on vacation, even when you’re working fourteen hours a day.
Julian Casablancas
My look is pretty low maintenance, I have a great team around me for hair and make-up, and they have also taught me some great tricks over the years for when I’m doing my own.
Alexa Chung
Religion is like magic. It is all about tricks.
Michel Onfray
I’ve had dreams about tricks.
Shaun White
I’d call myself a street footballer, that’s where I learned my tricks, and through football I looked at the big players, I think it really helped me.
Jadon Sancho
I’ve learned all my hair and makeup tricks on the set, and I incorporate all kinds of things when I’m getting ready, and I’m big on blotting papers. I get a very shiny forehead, which I like to call my inner glow coming out.
Elizabeth Banks
I think you have to go deep into the bag of tricks, so to speak, to try and slow down the quarterback.
Dan Quinn
I’ve proven I can hang in there, go through adversity, and pull tricks out of the bag.
Brian Ortega
I’ve learned some quick tricks about how to fix my hair so I can dash somewhere unexpected and still be O.K. when someone stops me to take a picture.
Mikaela Shiffrin
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 write a good action sequence well in a novel, you’re already writing it for film, because the only way to do it well is to use some of the same tricks. They’re rhetorical, not visual, but it’s the same move.
Justin Cronin
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
You may not quite understand the cinematic tricks that go behind the making of a film, but as long as you feel it, I think that’s the important thing.
James Wan
A lot of unconfident kids do tricks because it’s the quickest route to impressing people. You can stand behind something amazing and people think you’re amazing.
Derren Brown
While I do occasionally order items on the Internet, it’s hard to teach an old shopper new tricks. I’m convinced that the catalogue will eventually disappear, but not until the last baby boomers have kicked off their smelly Nikes and been buried in mulch.
Rita Rudner
I went on YouTube and saw videos of Angelina Jolie on some talk show showing people switchblade tricks, and I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’
Alycia Debnam-Carey
It’s much easier to be successful than it is to be relevant. The tricks won’t keep you relevant. Tricks might keep you popular for a while, but in all honesty, I don’t know how U2 will stay relevant. I know we’ve got a future. I know we can fill stadiums. And yet with every record, I think, ‘Is this it? Are we still relevant?’
I’m so suspicious of our own understanding of the past. I just think that your mind plays absolute tricks on you and fools you every minute of every day. And so when you’re talking about the past, you’re talking about something that never happened. At least it didn’t happen the way you think it happened.
Felix Dennis
I try not to do tricks because I don’t want to be caught with it. It’s a risk.
Jordan Pickford
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
Vernon Law
I used to spell everything phonetically, or I would have little tricks for words I could not figure out.
James William Middleton
No one can tell me what to do on my skateboard. My skateboard is my safe spot. I can learn tricks, I can have fun, I can do whatever I want on my skateboard.
Ryan Sheckler
When you do a ‘messa di voce,’ that means you start soft, you crescendo into loud – and then you go back to soft again. Some people call it circus tricks, but in bel canto, it’s really written into the music.
Sondra Radvanovsky
I tend to curve my back or pop my hip on the side. I always like to turn a little bit profile, and if you put one of your knees in, it also gives the illusion of more curves. There are a lot of tricks – you learn on the job sometimes.
Sara Sampaio
There’s a million and one things an actor can do with a villain. He can go for all kinds of quirks and tricks. The hero is much harder to define for an actor. When you play a straight role or a hero, you’re kind of stuck, It’s much more difficult to give a good guy interesting qualities or to make him unusual.
Lorne Greene
Experience teaches you a few tricks, but energy is key. Its what keeps you pumped.
John Waite
I’m a YouTuber; I want to share my information. I want to share my tips and tricks and hacks and everything I possibly can with my audience because they’ve done so much for me.
Manny MUA
If you learn the craft, you can make a movie and get by with tricks.
D. B. Sweeney
It’s good to play 100 per cent live – no tricks, no samples, no messing about.
Adam Ant
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My show is constantly evolving… new tricks are added, old ones are dropped… so it stays fresh. But it’s the randomly selected participants from the audience that make it fresh and provide some of the best comic relief.
David Copperfield
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
You have to teach your algorithm what it can do and what it cannot do because, otherwise, there is a risk that the algorithms will learn the tricks of the old cartels.
Margrethe Vestager
I learned to do a few tricks that other people hadn’t done before. I developed that trebly bass thing a little further.
Chris Squire
If you can write a character who is attractive but morally reprehensible, then you’ve got a character. It’s got to feel like people I know and it doesn’t just become a bag of tricks.
Jez Butterworth
There’s always room for improvement, but the judges are looking for big airs and stylish tricks.
Shaun White
Over the years, I had something in principle against autobiographical writing altogether because memory plays tricks on us, and we also tend to reinvent ourselves. But there comes an age when one begins to observe life, and there are things that need time to mature, also in terms of literary form.
Gunter Grass
I’m pretty well-rounded. I can do most of my tricks left and right, in both directions. I try to be smooth and confident. But it’s still developing. I’m still trying to find my own personal touch in the way I ski.
Nick Goepper
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
I don’t remember my dreams. I’m one of those weird people. I know there are tricks and things you can do, but I never remember my dreams.
Jayma Mays
I went into the world confident my tea training would open many doors. And I did particularly well with the Irish and fellow Nova Scotians over 60. But this only got me so far. It took a long time to cultivate the tricks of easy social interaction.
Lynn Coady
A friend told me about a Nike competition, where they give you one minute to do tricks with a basketball. I wasn’t going to go, but they were giving away free sneakers. I ended up coming in second place.
Ramon Rodriguez
You can do fascinating things with the tricks memory can play and tell. People can come to believe things which didn’t happen at all if they’re told them enough times.
Paula Hawkins
I first read about hypnotism at school, and I used to do tricks like getting a really skinny guy to arm wrestle the local bully.
Bernard Sumner
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
Benjamin Franklin
Tame Impala’s music revisits a time when guitar effects and studio tricks were music’s newest frontiers; when rock was barely old enough to drive and violently threw conventional ideas out the window.
Anthony Fantano
I reject the idea of work-life balance. The phrase is a bald-faced lie, designed to hang over the human psyche like the Sword of Damocles, because balance presumes an even distribution of weight, of value. But anyone who has ever lived understands that no set of tips or tricks can create a lifestyle equilibrium.
Stacey Abrams
My favorite player growing up was Julius Erving, because I loved the way he played above the rim, all of the tricks with the ball, big hands, and just phenomenal showmanship.
Clyde Drexler
I’m not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
William Sanderson
It’s important for an actor to feel like they’re really being watched and to receive feedback and encouragement about the aspects of what they’re doing that feels truthful – and also to raise awareness when they might be resorting to habits and tricks, which every actor has.
Bennett Miller
I really like supernatural stories, but, to me, ‘Witches of East End’ is really grounded. It’s not just going for the magic tricks and keeping it superficial and action-y.
Madchen Amick
Our music did not sound like the Beatles in any way, shape or form. I could never find it in myself to use those Beatles tricks in Styx records because they were sacred to me. But what they did always influenced my thinking.
Dennis DeYoung
Artistic tricks divert from the effect that an artist endeavors to produce, and even excellent elements such as bullets, arrows, brackets, ornate initials, are at best superficial ornamentation unless logically employed.
Paul Rand
I used to do crazy tricks. I would stand on the seat, wheelies, stuff like that.
Markelle Fultz
I take some pains to learn the material beforehand. I have a bunch of tricks I use to try and hit the ground running. I write everything out. I take the text and I very methodically go through, and that tends to put it into my head a little bit more solidly than if I just glanced at it and hoped for the best.
Colm Feore
I can juggle, not well… I can balance a broom on my chin. I can do very simple carny tricks, a little sleight of hand with cards and coins.
Rich Sommer
There is actually quite a lot of crossover between the quacks and drug companies. They use the same tricks and tactics to bamboozle people into buying their pills, but drug firms can afford to use slightly more sophisticated versions.
Ben Goldacre
The way the show was conceived originally and developed, has always had good writing at the heart of it, it’s very difficult to be good with bad writing. ‘New Tricks’ has that with the right level of humor running through the series, along with the investigations.
Denis Lawson
Memory training is not just for the sake of performing party tricks; it’s about nurturing something profoundly and essentially human.
Joshua Foer
We wanted to prove to everybody that we weren’t the same old Tessa and Scott, trying to do the same tricks again. We wanted to be different.
Scott Moir
When I was nine, ten, I was super young, but I installed a program on my computer so I could start producing music. I just started messing around. Then, after a couple of years, I got better. I actually learned some tricks, so I knew what I was doing instead of just messing.
Martin Garrix
Magic is like special effects live, and I love to perform, so it sounded like doing magic tricks were a good way to entertain people.
Michael Carbonaro
My mom has a couple great tricks, but my father is consistently a good cook. He’s extremely avid about health and fitness and a bit obsessive. He always talks about garden-fresh food.
Lizz Wright
If you’re a comedian, it’s a bit of a choice whether or not you want to be funny when you’re not performing because it might feel disingenuous. In the same way, I don’t show people magic tricks in social situations any more.
Derren Brown
Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things.
Nicholas Meyer
We’re dancing from here, from inside, not from outside. You could look at anybody throwing their leg and kick their leg up and a million pirouettes and do all kinds of tricks and stuff like that. But that’s not what dance is really about.
Judith Jamison
I very rarely laugh. I remember I used to have a joy at comedy. I remember going to see Sean Lock for the first time live, just in some comedy club when I was 18, and again, just guttural, pure laughter. I didn’t know what he was doing; I couldn’t see the tricks.
Stephen Merchant
Surprisingly, the Eisenhower Memorial design contains almost none of the known Gehry-box of tricks. His giant etched chain-link curtain, first applied in 1979 to hide an ungracious parking garage at Santa Monica Place, is resurrected for Eisenhower to screen the equally graceless facade of the Department of Education.
Leon Krier
When I was a little kid – and even still – I loved magic tricks. When I saw how movies got made – at least had a glimpse when I went on the Universal Studios tour with my grandfather, I remember feeling like this was another means by which I could do magic.
J. J. Abrams
After the war, Germany fully confessed to all its dirty tricks. It’s necessary to is draw a line under the past, even if people did something evil. Until we do, wounds won’t heal.
Lech Walesa
That’s probably one of the most challenging things about our sport is walking the line between doing the tricks that you know how to do that are safe and pushing yourself.
Scotty Lago
My parents owned a hair salon, so I learned a few tricks there. I can cut people’s hair – if they let me.
Penelope Cruz
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
Speculators get a bad rap. In the popular imagination they’re greedy, heedless, and amoral, adept at price manipulations and dirty tricks. In reality, they often play a key role in making markets run smoothly.
James Surowiecki
We’re constantly bombarded with perfect airbrushed images. Every magazine you look at is like ‘top 20 tricks to have the perfect body’ and it’s ridiculous.
Shannon Purser
Good clothes are good clothes, and they don’t need whales and tricks and too many jokes. Sometimes you just need something to wear.
Michael Bastian
The tricks of magic follow the archetypes of narrative fiction – there are tales of creation and loss, death and resurrection, and obstacles that must be overcome.
Marco Tempest
No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will.
Richard Simmons
As long as you’re willing to soak up information and learn from anyone who is worth learning from, that helps you out so much. I can become a new fighter, I can learn new tricks, I can improve my game.
T.J. Dillashaw
Contest skating is about figuring out the hardest tricks you can do that you can also land every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a kickflip back lip or a kickflip front board or a hardflip. Any trick you feel really confident in and you can land any time, those are the tricks you bring to the contest.
Nyjah Huston
It was always sort of my dream to make handbags and I wanted a handbag that was very sharp, very structured, very tailored… I wanted a bag you could put all of your things in it, you can open it, you could close it, you could hid all your tricks, but it’s not all lumpy.
L’Wren Scott
I’ve never used a foam pit or an air bag before. I learned my tricks over time, and double corks have been a slow transition in my pipe riding.
Scotty Lago
There are no tricks to balancing work and family. It is a struggle all the time, and you just do your best. I think men are much better at compartmentalising.
Naomi Watts
The grappling hook allows for versatile and dynamic movement through the map, while a variety of shinobi-esque tools allow for all sorts of tricks and finesse. These are very important elements of ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”s gameplay and the protagonist’s nature.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
You can never beat your own mind when it plays tricks on you.
Ben Stokes
The fun and imaginative world of Disney is always full of fairytale fantasies. A Disney damsel is creative and resourceful – especially when it comes to beauty tips and tricks!
One of the hardest tricks that I had to learn was saying the word ‘no.’
John Rampton
After we’d filmed one series of ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ everyone was saying: ‘The guy’s got great comic timing,’ – that was the first I’d heard of it. I’m not a comedian, I don’t want to depend on a singular box of tricks. I like story and characters, to take on world views that are not my own.
Darren Boyd
Just as our brains fill in the details of an image our eyes record only roughly, so, too, do our brains employ tricks we are unaware of to fill in details about people we don’t know intimately.
Leonard Mlodinow
Me going to a big club when I was, like, 19 or 20, I didn’t know what to expect, how to behave, whatever. I was just a youngster who wanted to do tricks. I didn’t even care about end product, really.
Wilfried Zaha
One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we’re in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. That is the subject that, if you have a brain in your head, is always dealt with in magic. The smarter the tricks you’re doing, the more that’ s an important thing.
Penn Jillette
I’ve always written songs the same way. You learn different tricks – you learn craft, you learn structure, all that – as you go.
Taylor Swift
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
I hate ‘Rolling Stone’ – because I loved it so much. I had the ‘Cheap Tricks’ cover and the Clash cover on my wall for years, and I just hate what happened to it. It just became the smarmy grad student that sits next to you on the bus.
Greg Gutfeld
The reason you write something that is exciting and visceral is to force people to hear what you have to say, especially if you’re in any kind of marginalized community where people don’t want to listen. You have to come up with tricks to make them listen.
Daveed Diggs
For too long, tricks and traps in mortgages, credit cards, and other financial transactions have stripped wealth from working families.
Jeff Merkley
A good TV writer needs all the same tricks a good novelist has.
Dean Bakopoulos
I have a lot of respect for those movies, like the old ‘King Kong,’ which create a grand world with the tricks.
Gaspar Noe
I get to a competition and feel out the slopestyle course and kind of see which directions the jumps are flowing and which way I feel like I can do my tricks.
Jamie Anderson
Tournament play demands patience to survive and win. Winning at cash games demands a whole other level of thought and deception. You need to reach into your bag of tricks and run the occasional big bluff to be a consistent cash game winner.
Daniel Negreanu
Knowing one thing well empowers you and gives you a set of tricks to the trade that you can apply across the board. Go deep, and it will serve you when you make your choices about where you want to leave your mark.
Samantha Power
One of the tricks of life is to have sense and money in roughly equal proportions.
Craig Brown
Profound thoughts and profound experiences get revealed to be tricks that we play on ourselves, and poetry gets revealed to be just, like, some dumb words that somebody put in an interesting order.
Phil Elverum
If Spider-Man had to appear on the 90th floor of the Empire State Building, the crew would take the elevator up, open the window and say: ‘OK, Nicholas, out you go!’ There were no tricks or computer effects.
Nicholas Hammond
I’ve always been 100%. I don’t grandstand for the cameras. I don’t have fake outrage or indignation. No tricks, no screaming or throwing my leg on the floor.
Carole Radziwill
The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product. It used crazy tricks everywhere.
Andy Hertzfeld
For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman – and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America’s energy independence.
Tom Steyer
My mom really let us do our own thing and play with different trends, and my sister was a little older, so she had all the beauty tricks. I would stuff things like rolled-up toilet paper into my hair to get volume, or do the reverse, and I’d lie on my back, and she’d use an actual iron to straighten it.
Chrissy Teigen
I thought I was funny as a kid. I used to play tricks on my brothers – I’d tie a two-shilling piece to a bit of cotton, then pull it away as they went to grab it.
Jo Brand
What drives me now is the fact that I feel like I still have so many tricks that I want to learn and so many things that I can still do. And so many cool things outside of sports that I have been doing.
Shaun White
People on the outside see a Neymar on the pitch, but that’s not him. People see him doing tricks and dribbles and think that he is only trying to enjoy himself, that he’s selfish and only thinks about himself. But when you share a dressing room with him you realise that it’s not the case.
Kylian Mbappe
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
Young players try and imitate the best players like Ronaldo. They try to imitate the hair, the clothes, the cars, the tricks. I try to tell them how hard Cristiano Ronaldo trained in training and after training. He only wanted to be the best. Everything else came after.
Dimitar Berbatov
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
One of the ways by which astrology tricks human brains is via the Barnum effect, which is the process by which individuals take general and vague statements that could apply to anyone and anywhere, and find personal meaning in them.
Gad Saad
Pun was just a natural-born genius with music, and he basically taught me so many tricks on how to make better music, even though I was the one that discovered him. He was so far advanced than me; he taught me a lot.
Fat Joe