Derren Victor Brown Quotes

Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...

Derren Victor Brown

How many powerful memories are triggered by smell and taste? Your mothers old perfume, the smell your fathers breath, the taste of the soap theyd make you eat.

Derren Victor Brown

The appreciation of a painting or a piece of music, for example, or even falling in love, is all about our subjectivity. But to decide that the entire universe operates in such a way, let alone to go to war because we are so convinced we are right that others must agree with us or die, that surely should demand a higher level of argument than 'It's true because I really, really feel it is.

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There are three things I noticed about being thirty-three: Failing memory, hair loss and failing memory.

Derren Victor Brown

If you approach any psychic with any sort of scepticism youll see through pretty much all of it unless they happen to get lucky.

Derren Victor Brown

We form many of our political opinions through reading papers and unconsciously absorbing the rhetoric of the journalists. Later, we spout the same opinions as our own. This parallels the way we respond to any authority and its something politicians understand well.

Derren Victor Brown

This is the makeup process. Ive been here since half past five this morning. So would you say youre bringing out a beauty thats already there? How does it work? How do we hide the bald patch?

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Some people believe that a persons spirit is captured when they are photographed. I invite those of you who dont believe that to take a photograph of someone you love a stab it repeatedly with a pair of scissors. Maybe they do capture something of the soul.

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Performing the magic, for me, is not about convincing anyone I have amazing abilities. Its about providing a journey which comes to a place where the brain starts spinning. And of course, the best brains spin the most.

Derren Victor Brown

A diner having a row with a waiter in a swanky restaurant chills the blood in a way that a quarrel over a pizza order elsewhere would never do. Compassion is rarely the custom of the privileged.

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Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin, the extraordinary father of modern conjuring, made the salient point that a magician is an actor playing the part of a magician. This is a very good description. However, an actor takes for granted how to create drama in every word, movement and look. The average magician is barely aware of its existence.

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Canterbury Cathedral: The first ever pocket watch was found in the walls of its cloister many hundreds of years ago. I decided to come, in the rain, to play with the locals and, if time permitted, attend the evening service.

Derren Victor Brown

In Victorian criminology there was an enthusiasm for spotting criminal tendencies in a persons features.

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One area which shows how unknowingly predictable we are, is the way we decorate our houses. We all feel we make unique and distinct choices, yet we all conform to a cultural standard.

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We all get stuck in our belief systems, however sensible we think they are. To me, the New Age community is particularly guilty of not testing or challenging what it claims.

Derren Victor Brown

Some athletes use the mind to try and improve stamina and strength. Can I use my mind to take it away?

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