Quotes From Magicians
“I immediately pick up the spoon from the lectern and place it into my pocket so that no one can steal it before I have the opportunity to auction it off. I notice that it is now at a perfect 90-degree angle – a different physical appearance than what I recall seeing when he placed it gently down on the lectern. I secretly shake my head because it is now different and I did not see him do one thing that was suspicious, with speed, without grace or charm. It was flawless. I have no idea what he did. I now have the spoon at my home. It is perfect. I have seen many spoons bent by so called experts. Uri is in a league of his own. The curvature of the bend is beautiful – not forced. I have said to many people that the curvature reminds me of a single line drawn by Matisse. It is a work of art. You can tell that it was created by a master. Quite wonderful. I’m a fan. Now, I would like to add a few further comments. Although I am not an expert in the paranormal, I am an expert in sleight of hand. I would stack up my knowledge and ability in sleight of hand against anyone in the world. I do not believe that Geller used sleight of hand to bend the spoon. (I have seen most of the spoon bending experts created by the magic community and their work is not very elegant when compared with Geller.”
David Ben Sleight of Hand Master
“When Uri Geller first came on the scene here in England – Eddie Burke immediately started to experiment into the possible methods that could be used to obtain similar results that Geller was obtaining. Let us make it clear – we do not claim that these methods are the actual methods used by Geller – in fact, he may indeed have special powers. Unlike other Magicians – we prefer to keep an open mind about such things – Geller may be a clever Magician – or he may be a genuine Psychic? The fact that magicians are able to duplicate his feats IN NO WAY IS EVIDENCE THAT HE IN TURN USES TRICKERY – we have seen many so called Psychics whose effects we could easily explain – but on the other hand – we have seen things that cannot be explained. We prefer to keep an open mind.”
Eddie Burke, Intstruction sheet for the MagicTrix Key Bender.
“Uri Geller might be one of the great magicians of our century, good for him…You know I’ve often thought that aside from government workers magicians are the worst secret keepers on the planet. Well good for Uri Geller, he hasn’t told anything yet. I have great respect for him.”
“When I think of Uri Geller and his spoon-bending today, I’m willing to suspend my disbelief. Because I still believe in the mysterious, that it’s possible that these things may happen.”
David Ben. Interviewed on Heroes of Magic Channel Four television. December 2000
“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
Uri Geller is the best Magician on earth because he’s the only one that’s managed to keep a secret
Many of the top Mentalists in the world have no idea how Uri Geller can make a compass needle move.
Since he does so in his bathing suit and has been checked over by ultra sensitive equipment for metal or magnetic radiation, he obviously is NOT using a hidden magnet to move the compass needle.
Since reliable sources (and knowledgeable magicians) have not only witnessed Geller make spoons bend but have witnessed them to continue moving long after Mr. Geller has left, I would challenge these so called protectors and magic geniuses to explain how he does it.
If they reply, “I don’t know for sure” then they have no right to say that he is a fake.
May I say what a pleasure it was to meet you last week and how impressed I was by your exceptional and frankly unexplainable abilities. I have been a prominent member of the magic circle for many years and performed as a professional magician and am therefore aware of most ‘illusions’ and what I witnessed as you bent the spoon was not in my opinion an ‘illusion’ more a phenomenon which I found quite remarkable. You have my respect and awe for your abilities which I am sure has its skeptics but I am certainly not one of them.
James Youngson – Papion
It was a pleasure to see you again in Jurmala, Latvia after all these years. It is amazing how fast time flies.
I intend to move away from performing and focus on teaching and appreciating the simple things in life, but I would like to keep in touch with you as a friend who was one of my idols as a media figure, and as someone who offered me a lot of good advice while I was chasing my dream of also becoming a media figure.
You and I both know how tough the media and entertainment industry is, so maybe you will understand why at age 42, I now feel that I should be satisfied with the presence I had in European television as an Asian performer during the last seven years.
Thank you for the inspiration, Uri. Thank you also for the great video endorsement for my new martial arts school.
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