Uri Geller is an Israeli performer known for claiming to have psychic powers.
On the paranormal
- The things that always seem to work are the things that any magician can duplicate. Randi's quite right to point that out. But that's not because I'm doing a conjuring trick. You'd think that whatever causes these things to happen doesn't want them to be proved.
- Source: Colin Wilson, The Geller Phenomenon (1976), page 120.
- "Like I told you, I'm not a magician," he says. "If something isn't working, I don't try to guess."
- Source: Calev Ben-David, "A Life of the Mind," The Jerusalem Report, September 8, 1994, Pg. 46
- "I can say with absolute certainty I do not cheat. I am not a magician."
- Source: Geller, Uri "Geller: I can bend metal " Guardian, Wednesday November 8, 2000 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4087777,00.html
- "OK, David. Here we are on the train to Exeter, to the football club of which I am joint chairman, and where we're doing a charity show with Michael Jackson. You and I have both demonstrated some of the hidden powers of the mind and it would be interesting to hear, David, how you explain some of your incredible achievements."
- Source: "When Uri met David," Telegraph 12/2001 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/arts/2002/09/11/bablaine11.xml&site=6&page=0
- I'll no longer say that I have supernatural powers. I am an entertainer. I want to do a good show. My entire character has changed.
- "My boss treated me like a slave and I felt completely degraded. Then, just once, I did a terrible thing - I peed in his tea! Watching him drink it, my grudges completely dissolved - I never minded making tea for him again."
- Source: "Uri Geller recalls his pre-spoon-bending days; Interview by Rae Lewis," The Evening Standard (London), November 2, 1998
- "Uri Geller may have psychic powers by means of which he can bend spoons; if so, he appears to be doing it the hard way.