Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Quote of the day...Magic


The magician Dynamo got an honorary degree from Bradford University. Here's an excerpt from his speech:

MAGIC is so much more than tricks!

MAGIC is being able to take an idea that doesn’t yet exist and make it real.

MAGIC is defying conventional wisdom, confounding skeptics and creating progression through amazement in a cynical world.

MAGIC is a baby’s first steps and Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile. It’s the University of Bradford’s breakthroughs in facial recognition, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and Floyd Mayweathers unbeaten record.

MAGIC is every single one of you graduating here today. 

Do read the whole thing. A reminder that even poor kids with poor health can reach their dreams.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A splendid speech! And one that could be emulated by so many people. We are being told more and more of the things that we cannot do, or should not do; we are being taught to fear failure to such a degree that we should not attempt anything that might result in failure. It is time that we were released from such constraints, and allowed to test ourselves, to fail, to learn to accept failure, to learn to be proud of failure – whoever never makes a mistake never makes anything.

Radical Rodent