Now there was no wonder in the Statue of Liberty illusion because he, Copperfield, attempted to do something so large that it stretched the credibility of the audience to the point where most people didn't believe any of it anymore.
It's important to me to create the largest wonder.
The reason I can give wonder is that I feel wonder about the world: the stars, a tree, my body - everything.
I don't put a girl in a box and clap my hands three times, and she's gone. I get in the box, and I vanish, and I reappear at the other side of the stage. That way, people don't think, 'That's a great illusion.' They think, 'Doug's a great magician.'
I have a policy of not saying anything negative about anything another magician does.