"Magic is the art of entertaining with tricks that are in apparent violation of natural law.
– Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
"There’s a moment in your life when you realize the difference between illusion and reality and that you’re being lied to….Santa Claus. The Easter Bunny. After my mother told me that there was no Santa Claus, I made up an entirely fictitious girl in my classroom and told my mother stories about her….If you’re sufficiently preoccupied with the power of a lie, a falsehood, an illusion, you remain interested in magic tricks."
– Teller (the mute half of Penn and Teller) on illusion