Harry Houdini on the Mind, Hard Work & Magic

Harry Houdini would have been 137 years old today, and Google is honoring the illusionist with one of their famous doodles. Here are five great inspirational quotes from the master magician:

1. "Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can't understand it."

2. "My brain is the key that sets my mind free."

3. "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes."

4. "My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear... no one except myself can appreciate how I have to work at this job every single day, never letting up for a moment. I always have on my mind the thought that next year I must do something greater, something more wonderful."

5. "The greatest escape I ever made was when I left Appleton, Wisconsin."

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