Derren Victor Brown Quotes

Even though its dark sometimes or its scary for the people involved, ultimately I always make sure theyre exhilarated by it. Its genuinely a real pleasure to take people to that place.

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Its Derren Brown, its Derren Brown, its Derren Brown, its Derren Brown. Hes very kind, hell read your mind, even if youre blind, your thoughts hell find,

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Sances lost their popularity with the invention of infrared photography when it became possible to see what mediums were doing in the dark. Nowadays, spiritualists fakery is more ambiguous and subtle.

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Vienna. It means nothing to me but to Orson Welles, it was the setting for one of his finest performances - and a place to get huge plates of cheap rich food. I followed the footsteps of my hero, which are still visible in the concrete, to the world famous Ferris wheel.

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Our tendency to think that we're not predictable is probably one of our more predictable traits.

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Well, it took me over two hours to find Frencescos keys which was disappointing but I did go to Venice for free and I didnt fall into the canal on the way home like a twat.

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In 1883 a relatively unknown Italian magician and alchemist called Alessandro Donnini chose the streets of Venice for an incredible treasure hunt. He asked the count Giovanni Francesco to hide a necklace anywhere in the district of San Marco, and Alessandro's task was to find it. All of Venice was invited to watch and place their bets as to whether or not he could do it. Alessandro used a method called muscle reading. He had the count hold on to his wrist and felt for any tiny unconscious clues, as to which way to go. He found the necklace in just over an hour and a half. It was a triumph, and all the townsfolk went fucking mental.

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What makes us dream of some things and not others? Why might we pick up on a trivial event from the day and not something more important? Would it be possible to have someone dream of specific subjects by subtly suggesting those ideas?

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In the nineteenth century, so-called psychics were often tested by having to guess the details on a postcard sealed in an envelope. Often they did surprisingly well so i thought it would be worth presenting some modern day non-psychics with the same challenge.

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Do you think astrologists, palm readers and the like can really tell everything about you? That your personality can be read from your birth date, your hand or from sensing vibrations? Very possible.

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The Sun has come to represent enlightenment and salvation across many cultures. I think that if we remove such comforting concepts we are required to do more soul searching but eventually our eyes become accustomed to the dark and our lives become richer.

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Language is a gift that puts lyrics to the music of our lives. Without spoken language we wouldnt be able to say, I love you. Wed have to say uuurrrgghh or hold up a sign. And whether its one persons gentle English or anothers muddy, arrogant French, its our language that makes us unapproachable and difficult to understand.

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This is the comforting and lovely Leadenhall Market, an accommodating inter-mammary cleft in the bosom of old Londinium.

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Many things we misread as meaningful are quite ordinary coincidences. For example, its not unlikely that occasionally someone will phone you after youve been thinking about them. But we give these things value to make sense of our lives.

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So, what I do is a mixture of genuine psychological technique as well as all the chicanery and showmanship of the magician but it was enormously tempting to see what a clinical psychologist would make of it.

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Now you know that your headmistress, Miss Davis, was going to come in here and just check that you were all going to be well behaved. She cant do that because, as many of you probably know, she cant be here today, er, because her pants fell down earlier on. Its not funny. If any of you see her, dont make a fuss because its a bit embarrassing for her, OK? Alright? Its not funny.

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