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A Magician’s Answers for “How’d You Do That?”

By David Pogue

Part of Magic For Dummies Cheat Sheet

So you don’t look like an amateur, never reveal how you perform a magic trick. When someone asks you how you did your trick you need to say something, so try one of these snappy answers:

  • “Quite well, don’t you think?”

  • “If I told you, I’d have to kill you.”

  • “I’m a genetic freak.”

  • “The question isn’t how — it’s why.”

  • “What are you, from 60 Minutes?”

  • “Pure luck.”

  • “Can you keep a secret? Well, so can I.”

  • “Witchcraft. Didn’t you see me wiggle my nose?”

  • “Through years of tedious practice and self-denial.”

  • “What do I look like — the Masked Magician?”

  • “Camera tricks.”