Who the heck is Derren Brown?

Derren Brown is an English mentalist and illusionist and also author of several books including Happy.

Books by Derren Brown

Quotes by Derren Brown

“Each of us is leading a difficult life, and when we meet people we are seeing only a tiny part of the thinnest veneer of their complex, troubled existences. To practise anything other than kindness towards them, to treat them in any way save generously, is to quietly deny their humanity.”

Derren Brown Confessions of a Conjuror

“Everything worthwhile in your life draws its meaning from the fact you will die.”

Derren Brown Happy

“Few kids seek to learn a skill specifically designed to impress people unless they feel less than impressive themselves.”

Derren Brown Tricks of the Mind

“Many atheists might proudly proclaim that our lives have no ultimate meaning, yet the business of finding significance in one's life is perhaps the most important part of being human. When we drift into a life without meaning, we soon become a pack of symptoms and pathologies; and without any feeling of significance, many choose to end their lives altogether.”

Derren Brown Happy

“We are, each of us, a product of the stories we tell ourselves.”

Derren Brown Happy

“When a movement arises to oppose a current culture, it often inherits the telltale structure of its predecessor.”

Derren Brown Happy