Quotes From Magicians
You changed my life.
Thanks to you. I didn’t finish the routine but ill keep the forks for the next time we meet so you can see and feel the end of it. I send you all my best wishes and love.
I will say only this: I have seen Uri do things that, even as a mentalist and amateur conjuror of some 30 years, I cannot explain. I know how mind-magicians obtain the effects they do… I know the illusionist’s mechanics of producing so-called psychic effects that look incredibly convincing to the layman. However, I can categorically say that Uri Geller uses none of these methods. Quite simply, the man is a phenomenon.
Watching Uri demonstrating what gave him his infamy was a humbling experience. For the first time in my life, I was left doubting what I had seen with my own eyes. I was astonished. Not only could I find no explanation but I felt as if something paranormal must have been at work. Regardless of how, the feeling of the ‘Geller effect’ is incomparable.
George Luck (Magicseen Magazine) June 2012
Geller has been a successful performer since the early 70’s. Surely his spoon and key bending, drawing duplication, movement of a compass needle and seed germination has not caused the public any harm. He has been an inspiration to many performers, and some have included a demonstration of spoon and key bending in their own acts.
Graham P. Jolley
Any worthwhile magician could perform similar feats, but it would be trickery. Uri must be genuine…Anyone performing feats like this under such conditions cannot be a fake. Uri has stood up to thirteen laboratory tests in the United States. It shows that in rare cases the power of the mind can move or even bend inanimate objects
Clifford Davis, Daily Mirror c1974
On the performance of mentalism: something these days that has been made easier by the interest caused by the reports of Uri Geller, to whom be praise
Peter Warlock. Publisher of the British magic magazines “Pentagram” (1946–59) and the “New Pentagram” (1969–89)
I’ve always been interested in the Unexplained! Ever since my early teens both kinds of magic have fascinated me: the symbolic magic we illusionists perform, and the metaphysical magic of those who claim PSI powers etc. Uri Geller’s inspiration has been immense throughout this span of years, but back at the beginning of my journey I never thought I’d one day have the privilege of meeting him – let alone performing my own ‘magic’ in his own home on a radio show! The man is a major influence and true mentor. He is a man of mystery who has maintained the power of his persona throughout his career, even after some harsh criticsim from those within my own ‘stage magic’ world. His performances continue to lead people into the long lost world of enchantment and wonder – and I say we need MORE of that not less. And, let me say this, as one who does performs mentalism and mind magic (and therefore knows the secrets) I was shocked, amazed and delighted by the genuine mysteries I encountererd in his presence.
Rev. Mark Townsend. Magician, Priest, Writer.
You are amazing Uri
Some of the self-called “greatest magicians” should desperately try to become Uri’s pupils. From him they could learn how to produce effect, how to accomplish miracles! One can talk and think differently about Uri Geller. But one can’t bypass one fact: The “boy” has ideas – ideas that once changed many people’s, many scientists’ and even some conjurors’ way of thinking. And through his ideas he influenced the conjurors’-tricks scene in many a way. Once I was a fierceful enemy of Geller, when he … let’s forget that. Today – if he goes ahead on the path he now took – I’m at his side!” [Uri und die Zeitmaschine [=Uri and the time-machine]; In: »Magische« Welt, Vol. 40, Nr. 3, September 1991: pp. 243-244.]
Werner “Werry” Geissler, April 13, 1925 – June 19, 2000. Professional magician, magazine editor, dealer and prop maker
I had a most amazing experience at a private party in London a few weeks ago. Uri Geller asked if I had ever seen him bend a spoon and I said only on television. He picked up a large spoon form the table and asked me to join him at the bar. He placed the spoon down and began to stroke it.
A small bend appeared. He held it up for me to see and then placed it down again.
I looked at it closely and the bend was more pronounced. I was astonished since this happened without any misdirection. He asked if I would like the spoon as a souvenir and I said “sure”. He took out a felt tipped pen and signed it. As I walked back to the room I was really taken by surprise.
The spoon was now bent at a 75-degree angle. When I tried to bend the spoon, it was too strong for me to move in my bare hands. The bend was not at the weak spot near the spoon but a few inches up from that spot. Uri is 54 and looks 35. He is clearly a man apart..
Barrie Richardson. Professor of management and Dean of The Frost School of Business at Centenary College, USA.
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