"Just make the knife change color. Make it simple and it will be magical!" - Jay Marshall, to me, at a Christmas dinner at Lancer's with Marshall Brodien and the staff of his (Marshall's) magic shop. Opened my eyes, bit time to the magic inherent in simplicity.
"Most magic tricks are easy, once you know the secret - so shut the hell up about it, already!" - Heba Haba Al to a mouthy customer at the New York Lounge
"I don't care if I AM a Lemming! I"M NOT GOING!!!" - attrib to Simon Lovell (in jest, of course)
"Method does not matter all that much. Audience reaction is what to strive for!" Tony Andruzzi
"I guess I'll have to take the levitation out of the act now. I can't get the forklift up to the third floor of the Lodge Hall!" - Jay Marshall in response to the the Masked Magician's "exposure" and still one of my favorite quotes!
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!" Paul Harris quoting someone else...
"If I see anyone else do the 21-Card Trick again, I'm gonna...!" and professional close up magician worth his thumbtip
Lee Darrow, C.Ht. http://www.leedarrow.com