“Knowing that knowing is the unknowable is true perfection.” -Chuang Tzu.
I think the Taoist Chuang pretty much summed up one of things that the art of magic teaches all of us (that is when the art of magic is well practiced and performed correctly). Knowing that knowing is unknowable is true perfection. I am not bragging but making an observation from my past gigs performing; but I have seen some curmudgeons who have lived life a long time, old and crusty, tough, experienced, hard to impress, have seen it all and thought that they could see through just about anything and yet, in the end, they too had learned the same conclusion as Chuang Tzu. That’s one of the things that I really enjoy about the art of magic is that it fools me all the time and I love it. Even when I master new tricks and principles in the art of magic, it is always teaching me something new and there are always new tricks that come out that just totally and completely fool me.