Phrase by 'Derren Brown'

In real life, when I can avoid anything stressful, I do.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  Life , I Can , Anything , Real


There's something a bit embarrassing about saying you're a magician. It immediately suggests all these horrendous cliches, let alone that you're a grown-up doing a child's job.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  You , Job , Alone , Child


I do always look back and feel faintly embarrassed by anything I've done in the past. I think that's not a terrible thing, because if you don't do that, how are you growing and moving forward?

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  You , Look , Feel , Moving Forward


When you're with your partner, I think, does everyone else sing and do the stupid voices and all that stuff that I do and always have done?

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  You , Think , Stupid , Partner


I was in Leeds, just starting out, and I was hypnotising one person up on stage. Suddenly I had members of the crowd unsuspectingly go to sleep on me as well.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  Me , Go , Person , Sleep


Being gay facilitated my capacity for shame. As a child, I carried around this thing that gradually became this big dark secret. When I came out in a newspaper interview at 30 I was expecting the reaction the following day to be like the climax of 'Dead Poets Society,' but actually no one really cared.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  Day , Society , Child , Dark


Taking up magic was a distraction from my sexuality. There is that 1970s cliche of the gay man as hairdresser, interior decorator, fashionista... and all of those things are about arranging surfaces in a very dazzling way - and magic is all about how you arrange surfaces. I got very good at deflecting people from things I didn't want them to see.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  You , People , Good , Man


I've got a house full of taxidermy. It's like a museum. I have about 200 pieces in total, all ethically sourced.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  About , Like , House , Museum


I was a Christian when I was young and didn't know any better.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  Know , Better , Young , Christian


What I do is rooted in magic - it's got a big foot planted firmly in conjuring, even if the other foot's planted in psychological techniques.

Author: Derren Brown - English Entertainer
  Big , Magic , Got , Foot