Philippe Petit: Make something magical in your life

What did he feel up there?

High wire artist and author of To Reach the Clouds, Philippe Petit, shares how magic is spun from intuition, innocence, purity, belief, fear, joy and inspiration.

And you thought success happened by chance.

In one of my favorite quotes of his, Petit challenged the idea that he took great risks in his art, saying he had grown tired of the "daredevil" tag. No, he just takes long walks on a high path.

I am not chancing my life by walking the wire. I am carrying my life across the wire.