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Harry Houdini Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Harry Houdini

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Only one man ever betrayed my confidence,
and that only in a minor matter.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in
the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

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Fire has always been and, seemingly,
will always remain,
the most terrible of the elements.
- Harry Houdini

The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
- Harry Houdini

The great day of the Fire-eater - or,
should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater -
has passed.
- Harry Houdini


 

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.
- Harry Houdini

It is still an open question, however,
as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.
- Harry Houdini

Another method of eating burning coals employs small
balls of burned cotton in a dish of burning alcohol.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron
unless he has a good set of teeth.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

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.
- Harry Houdini

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha


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