My dear,

The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.

The easiest way for you to be great, and be paid for it, is to overcome death over and over and over again, and charge people to see you do it all the while.

… The easiest way is also the hardest way. That’s the secret.

Falsely yours,
Harry Houdini