What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic.
It is needless to say that women make the most patient as well as the most dangerous pickpockets.
Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country.
No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.
My professional life has been a constant record of disillusion, and many things that seem wonderful to most men are the every-day commonplaces of my business.
Only one man ever betrayed my confidence, and that only in a minor matter.
How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public.
Fire has always been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements.
To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm.
But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
The great day of the Fire-eater - or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater - has passed.
The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance.
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
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