Quotation by William Bolitho

The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specialisations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.
William Bolitho (1890–1930), British author. "Cagliostro (and Seraphina)," Twelve Against the Gods (1930).
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