(on learning about magic when he made the film "Magicians")
Robert: We got to find out how lots of stuff works, but we promised not to tell anyone. Mainly because it's boring. When you find out how something is done, you just go: "Oh! Is that it? It's just a trick!" And it's usually something very simple. It's a colossal anti-climax. But I certainly learnt to respect and admire all the sleight-of-hand stuff, it's really impressive to me, having tried to do one simple thing, and how many hours of practice has gone into that. It can be a really beautiful thing to watch, that level of dexterity.