Quotation Explorer - 'Trick'

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist.
There's this big pie in show business, and you physically can't eat the whole pie. If you give everybody a slice of pie, you will still have more than enough. The real trick is not to try to get the whole pie, but to keep the biggest slice. - Jay Leno
Life is a bumpy ride. The trick is to relax, absorb the bumps - and learn to enjoy it. - Gary Hayden
The biggest trick of power may be to make its own existence unseen. - Amine Zidouh
I find it far more awesome, wonderful, that creation; our appearance in the world; should be the culmination, or at least one of the latest products of 3,000 Million years of organic evolution, than a kind of country trick, taking a rib out of a man's side in a trance. - David Attenborough
But it’s still a big fight to get the work you’re really excited about onto shelves. And past that, convincing someone to pay you to do the work that you are most excited about is more than a trick, it’s a fucking scam of a magic trick. - Brandon S. Graham
In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson
Each of us has empty spaces in our heart that go through life being filled temporarily, by the various people we meet along the way. The trick is to find what needs to remain permanently filled in our soul and what needs to be filled occasionally through encounters. - Shannon L. Alder
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. - E.B. White
In every marriage more than a week old there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson
Never value the valueless. The trick is to know how to recognize it. - Sidney Madwed
This is the only real revelation that God is only a trick with mirrors, our dark reflection in a glass. - Philip Appleman
Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention. - Christopher Paolini
The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. - Erica Jong
You have friends and you have enemies, the trick is mastering that the only difference between the two is; your friends will plot your downfall without you realising. - Keysha Jade
The trick with getting Windows 10 to work well on my 2011 Windows 7 laptop computer was to use a HDMI cable and plug it into a full High Definition (HD) 1920x1080 resolution computer monitor at 60Hz as the sole display. - Steven Magee
In life; don't go chasing after everything, or if you go for something, never doubt and miss the step, Or else you will miss a trick of the tail and lose everything. - Auliq Ice
There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy. - Joseph Pulitzer
When failing spectacularly the trick is to employ an inverted Schadenfreude. Take ownership of your misfortune. - Dean Cavanagh
In fact the trick good shooters deploy is change of focus from long to short and vice versa. And that should happen fast.The modus operandi is an alignment of long Focus (long term vision) with due validation with respect to current status (short term goals). - Priyavrat Thareja
We each joked to close friends that the secret to saving a relationship is for one person to become terminally ill. Conversely, we knew that one trick to managing a terminal illness is to be deeply in love—to be vulnerable, kind, generous, grateful. - Paul Kalanithi
Some people are like thorns. But you have to let them be thorns, because thorns can't turn into petals. The trick is not letting them prick you; never let a thorn prick you! - C. JoyBell C.
About writing:The trick is to make sure you love what you've produced--to Believe..in order to convince. - Christina Westover
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was evil. - Edmund Carver
There is no fact or fiction, reality or illusion, there is only the trick of perception. - Debasish Mridha
We are all trying to find a path back to the present moment. And good enough reason to just be happy here... Mindfulness meditation is just a trick for doing that. It's a trick for setting aside your to-do list, if only for a few moments, and actually locate a feeling of fulfilment in the present - Sam Harris
Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly -- something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates. - George Eliot
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers
No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There's nothing wrong with being alone. - Wendy Wasserstein
Love is a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species. - W. Somerset Maugham
A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary. - Ingrid Bergman
School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible. - E.M. Forster
Each story provides a beginning, a middle and an end, the trick is, never seperate them through the chapters or you'll miss the meaning of the entire book. - Nikki Rowe
Honesty is the only trick to not trick anyone. - Shawn Lukas
When you've been hurt enough as a kid (maybe at any age), it's like you have a trick knee. Most of your life, you can function like an adult, but add in the right portions of sleeplessness and stress and grief, and the hurt, defeated self can bloom into place. - Mary Karr
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population. - Jeffrey Tucker
Honesty is nothing more than a party trick, and you know how much I love to dance. - Elizabeth Brooks
I was completely astonished by the beauty of nature. Our eyes see just a small fraction of the light in the world. It is a trick to make a colored world, which does not exist outside of human beings. - Albert Hofmann
My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee. - Phyllis Diller
What's the difference between a Dice Clay concert and a Klan rally? Nothing. Trick question.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn't exist. - Unknown
There is magic in the old and magic in the new; the trick is to successfully combine the two. - A.D. Posey
The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. - Marjorie Pay Hinckley
It's pointless to hate anything. Just trick your conscience by pretending you like something and soon enough you will. - Gabriella Jording
How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick. - Joseph Campbell
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
Liberty of imagination should be the most precious possession of a novelist. To try voluntarily to discover the fettering dogmas of its own inspiration, is a trick worthy of humna perverseness which, after inventing an absurdity, endeavours to find for it a pedigree of distinguished ancestors... - Joseph Conrad
Too many people confuse real magic with magical thinking. Real magic isn't a trick and it transforms our lives. Magical thinking is denial.Real magic is what happens when we break old belief patterns and have the courage to employ the native laws of the Universe - Jacob Nordby
Your mind, it will trick you but your heart, it will not. - Nikki Rowe
The createst trick the ego has ever pulled of was to convince you that you need it. - Can Arel
The agony of man is always longer than the fleeting moments of bliss. The trick is to reverse those two. - Ben Midland
We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out. - Paul Newman
The illusion of choice is the greatest magic trick ever performed. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Speaking with spiders and other things you call unusual... there's no special trick to it. When something catches your attention just keep your attention on it, stick with it 'til the end, and somewhere along the line there'll be weirdness. - Helen Oyememi
There is only one trait that marks the writer. He is always watching. It's a kind of trick of the mind and he is born with it. - Morley Callaghan
The trick when it comes to dealing with depression is being able to imagine yourself out of it. When you can picture a happier life, you will be determined to work at the things that prevent it from happening. - Keysha Jade
In some languages (Hindi is one), every perception is called "seeing". Maybe, the trick is to rely on the eyes less and less as one perceives more and more. - R. N. Prasher
The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary. - Wendy Wasserstein
If you focus on the humanity of your stories, your characters, then the horror will be stronger, scarier. Without the humanity, the horror becomes nothing more than a tawdry parlor trick. All flash and no magic, and worst of all, no heart. - Don Roff
Everyone wants a piece of you. The trick is what piece to give. - Solange nicole
A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick -- a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart. - Neil Gaiman
WORTH IT and perfect are different things. No one’s perfect, yet in romance, everyone becomes WORTH IT. And that’s the trick. - Maureen Johnson
The moment you put someone on a pedestal they will look down upon you. The trick is respecting each other equally. - Teresa Mummert
When the devil wants to punish his worshippers, he uses the trick of karma. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Nestled in the valley of darkness, in the deepest depths of depression, are the priceless gems of; creativity, intuition and sensitivity. The trick is learning how to navigate the dark, so these precious gems can be unearthed and their beauty beheld. - Jaeda DeWalt
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman
Logic is trying to trick my mind into believing that what my heart is saying, is a lie ~ That's why I'll scream it loud and clear, Your heart knows what your mind won't always hear. - Nikki Rowe
The symbol of peace cannot be daunted by evil. I smile to show the pressure of heroes and to trick the fear inside of me. - Kouhei Horikoshi
How does a poor country defeat rich ones? Indeed, the answer is not by acquiring wealth in the sense that France has it. Meaning vineyards, farms, peasants, cows? But rather to play a sort of trick and redefine wealth to mean something novel. Currency! Indeed. - Neal Stephenson
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's just fine. - Chuck Palahniuk
The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come. - Lee Iacocca
A technique succeeds in mathematical physics, not by a clever trick, or a happy accident, but because it expresses some aspect of a physical truth.
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up. - Chuck Palahniuk
It is hard for people to think clearly because their emotional needs keep getting in the way. The trick is to make thinking clearly an emotional need. - George Hammond
The trick about falling is to catch yourself before you hit the dirt. - William Ritter
Power is a curious thing. Who lives, Who dies. Power resides where men believe it resides. It is a trick, A shadow on the wall. - Lord Varys
The trick is finding a person whose flaws don't drive you crazy...you know...someone whose flaws you can live with...someone who can stand your flaws, too. - Marcia Lynn McClure
The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows. - Stephen King
The trick to taking the paper off the crayons...is to just do it. There is no trick. - Dan Bergstein
Sometimes I think life is just a rodeo, the trick is to ride and make it to the bell. - John Fogerty
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? - Albert Einstein
A witty vicar once said that a good marriage is like a pair of scissors with the couple inseparable joined, often moving in opposite directions, yet always destroying anyone who comes between them. The trick is for the blades to learn to work smoothly together, so as not to cut each other. - Mary Jo Putney
I get it, you know. I'm operating on privilege too. It may be a number of notches down from yours but it's every bit as unearned. I think the trick is to never forget it. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Don't let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up; don't let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow. - Roy Bennett
Badmouthing things and other people is another way to appear smarter in front of the many.It's sad that some people use this dirty trick just to increase their self worth... - Adrian Alconera
We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species. - Desmond Morris
The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living. - Viktor E. Frankl
The trick to being smart is knowing when to play dumb. - V. Alexander
The mind has the ability to trick the body into believing it is happy and that all is well - the heart however, feels it. And as the saying goes, 'The heart wants what the heart wants'. Anything else just wouldn't do... - Charles R. Mackriel
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