The deeper you get into magic, the more profound your amazement becomes. There’s an intermediary stage where you go, “Oh, is that all there is? It was just a thread?” And then when you work with a thread for four years, and you work out what must exactly be done to make that thread into something that is profound… you veer right into a different kind of amazement. It’s the amazement of the knowledgeable person.
(from Vanity Fair)